New Delhi, Aug. 14 -- A day after students from Jamia Millia Islamia refused to accept the invitation for lunch by a Centre-appointed liaison officer, the event has been called off. "The lunch, which was to be hosted by Deputy Director Information J&K for the students of Jammu & Kashmir in Jamia on August 14, stands cancelled," the university said on Tuesday.

"The university had no role to play in this lunch. This event was being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir officials and they were the ones who called it off. We haven't been informed about the reason behind it so far," a university official said.

Students from Aligarh Muslim University and University of Hyderabad had also refused to attend similar events to be organised as part of "...