PATIALA: Students of Rajiv Gandhi National Law University in Patiala staged a protest against the administration of the university following the su spension of six students who had raised their voice against the poor food being supplied in the university mess.
The protesting students had to spend whole Friday night outside the university on main road after they were thrown out for protesting against the university authorities.
Students claim that the suspension had came out as a shock to them as after 3 days the mid semester exams are going to start in the university. There last the at University authority’s have been playing the role of dictators and had suspended 6 students who had protested dramatically in the three varsity mess on March 13.
The protesting students revealed that University authorities’ on March 15 had formed a committee to enquire into the matter and suspended six students after identifying them for raising their voice against the unhygienic food being served in university mess.
“We had protested against the authorities and demanded that we should be given safe and hygienic food. A few students who were leading the protest ask all of us to pick up their empty plates and keep them knocking lovely as part of protest. We protested and then left to our hostels however a day after the protest the university authority on Friday suspended six students after identifying them. Following this we staged a protest in front of Guest House of the university and demanded to revoke the suspension. There were around 200 students who stays protest but all fallen on deaf ears of the authorities. The girls also wanted to join us Hindi protest but the hostel authorities did not allow them following which they broke down the back gate of the hostel and reach to participate in our protest. For the whole night v shutdown on a protest on the mattress we brought from our hostel rooms and demanded suspension be revoked while the best food should be hygienic.” Sad one of the protesting students of BA LLB second year.
They wished not to be quoted and said that authorities including administrative officer SP Singh has been misusing their powers. The protesting students playing that the administrative officer had no such powers vested with him to come out with a suspension order of any of the student however he is should addicted and ordered suspension whereas the powers and any student arrested only with vice chancellor.
Students claim that the hostel girls are not allowed to move within the block after 9:00 p.m. where as the students have been demanding the freedom to move towards library and extend the hostel timings.
Authorities on other hand claim that students had created in discipline in the university over some issue which committee was formed to investigate the matter. Naresh Kumar Registrar National Law University said that all the allegations being labelled by the students are false and the students were suspended for their indiscipline behaviour. He said that they are protesting against the suspension however we have suspended six students on the recommendations of the committee. The registrar added that the decision to revoke the suspension is being discussed and a meeting of the officials in this regard is being held.(Inputs TOI)