Boarders on hunger strike, seek suspension revoked

Published: 01st March 2013 11:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2013 11:14 AM   |  A+A-

Ravenshaw University continued to grapple with crisis as boarders of the East Hostel on Thursday started hunger strike demanding revocation of the suspension of four of their fellow inmates.

 The students alleged that the suspension was one-sided as even a PG student has sustained serious injuries in the assault of Monday evening. Soumya Ranjan Panda, sixth year PG, has suffered injury in the left ear and could suffer from permanent hearing impairment. 

 He has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital. The University VC Prof BC Tripathy and Registrar Prof PK Jena on Thursday visited him in the hospital.

The authorities are, however, steadfast on the decisions taken by the Staff Council. The VC and other senior staff members asked the agitating students to call off their strike. The two boarders charged with leading the clash will be served with notices to vacate the hostel on Thursday night. Action will be taken if the directions are not heeded to, they warned.

“We have asked the students not to create any trouble as semester and other examinations are set to commence on Friday. If they do not listen, action will be initiated against them,” the Registrar  said.

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