Supporters of VHP. (File photo) PTI

A video of two students offering namaz on the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) campus in Gujarat’s Vadodara city went viral on Monday, with authorities saying they will counsel the duo to refrain from offering prayers in future since it is an educational institution.

Just two days before, a video of a couple offering namaz outside the main gate of the Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya inside the MSU campus had emerged on social media.

Alleging a “conspiracy” behind the offering of namaz- an Islamic prayer- on the varsity campus, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists on Monday sprinkled Gangajal (water of river Ganga considered holy), performed a ‘Ram-dhun’ at the spot outside the Mahavidyalaya and recited a Hanuman Chalisa.

In the fresh video, shot on Monday morning near the General Education Building inside the MSU campus, two youngsters can be seen offering namaz.

Upon learning about the incident, a varsity vigilance team rushed to the spot and called in police to maintain law and order, as exams were going on in the building, said MS University’s Public Relations Officer, Lakulish Trivedi, said.

“Both were students of the second year B.Com. They offered namaz before going inside the building for exams. Since their exams are going on, the university administration will call them for counselling in the coming days to make them understand this is an educational institution and they should refrain from doing such activities on the campus,” he said.

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