In picture, Mayo College

Due to the ongoing tension between the two countries and opposition of some Hindu outfits after the Uri attack, an educational institute in Ajmer has withdrawn a student-exchange programme involving a delegation from Pakistan.

Around 38 students and teachers from Pakistan were likely to participate at the programme that was scheduled be held at Mayo College between October 2-5.

Views of District Collector

District Collector Ajmer Gaurav Goyal said that due to the protest by Hindu outfits, no-objection certificate (NoC) was not granted for the event. He said the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has been informed of the decision.

Excerpts from the views of Senior English Teacher of Mayo College

  • Senior English teacher of the college, Achal Deep Dubey  said, “In view of the current scenario and respecting public sentiments, the Mayo college management committee has decided to call off the event under sports and cultural exchange programme.”
  •  “The Hindu outfits had apprised us of their concern and said they would protest against the visit of the delegation. In view of the present circumstances and sentiments and law and order situation, the decision was taken to not give an NoC and the ministry of youth affairs has been informed about it,” he added.
  • source”cnbc”