The Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University on Monday suspended the ongoing annual Youth Festival as numerous complaints have been received about incidents of violence among students. University Vice-Chancellor Dr Mohanan Kunnummal issued a directive to cease the announcement of the results and the concluding ceremony of The Kerala University Union Youth Festival 2024. The university said further action will be taken later. "We have reports of violence among the students. Youth festivals should be celebrated as festivals of happiness and love. But now it has become a festival of violence. There are a slew of complaints, there is violence, and students are fighting each other. Further action will be taken later," Kunnummal told PTI. The VC said the university will hear all the complaints and take a decision on the next course of action. Meanwhile, a major protest broke out at Kerala University's senate hall, the main venue of the festival, with participants citing various issues, including delays in considering appeals and conducting competitions on time. The protesting students complained that appeals against the decisions of the judges in various competitions have been pending since day one.