Srinagar : The authorities at the University of Kashmir (KU) have closed the varsity cafeteria for offering meals at exorbitant rates to students and teachers.
The proctor of the university, Naseer Iqbal said a formal committee had been constituted to investigate the details and till then, the cafeteria had been closed after an inspection. “We have closed the cafeteria till the investigation is complete. We won’t tolerate such high rates of food. We will take very strict action,” the official said. The move of closing the cafeteria has been hailed by students who said they had brought the issue into the notice of the owner but he didn’t pay any heed to it which forced them to file a formal complaint with the authorities. “A cafeteria in any university is meant to sell food at cheap rates but here, the case was totally opposite. For a simple cup of tea, we had to pay Rs 20. There were no vegetable varieties and we were forced to eat mutton and chicken daily for which the rates were very high,” said a student. The students said the cafeteria had also not been able to maintain the quality of food. They protested inside the cafe and asked the owner to display the rate card of items which he refused to do.