Ravenshaw University students call off strike
Cuttack: Ravenshaw University students, who were protesting over fee hike and other issues in campus, called off their protests today. According to sources, the students withdrew their strike after discussions with the Vice-Chancellor.
Earlier today, Vice-Chancellor, Ishan Patro had said that sine die imposed following student unrest will be lifted only after normalcy returns to campus.
“We decided to declare sine die after hundreds of students gheraoed us inside the campus. The students didn’t behave properly. I was even pushed by one of them. Later I was escorted by some policemen. We are ready to call off the sine die only after the students stop their protests,” Patro had said.
Commenting on the examinations, Patro said “Examinations will be conducted on time and results will be declared according to the scheduled dates.”
The University on Tuesday was closed sine die following protests by students over hike in fees.
The varsity authorities took the decision after talks with the students, who had been protesting since Tuesday morning, failed.