Jammu, Apr 4 (PTI) The ongoing strike by students in the University of Jammu was called off today after the authorities revoked suspension of five student and discussed demands raised by various student groups. A committee formed by the university and the student representatives unanimously agreed that the ongoing agitation had taken a shape that was undesirable and had no direction, a spokesman of the university said.

Both parties agreed that it was in the interest of the entire university community and that the strike should be brought to an end, he added.

The members of the committee and the students’ representatives also agreed that the demands raised by the students with respect to university infrastructure and facilities were legitimate and the same should be provided in the shortest possible time, the spokesman said.

On March 22, the university authorities had suspended five students and registered a police complaint against them for allegedly ransacking the Dean Students Welfare (DSW) office during a protest in support of various demands, including wifi connectivity inside hostels and round-the-clock library facility for women students.

The suspension order had led to students blocking the entry of faculty members, students and visitors into the campus yesterday.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.