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After dean?s word, GMC day scholars attend class

india Updated: Sep 22, 2006 15:56 IST

A DAY after an assurance from the Gandhi Medical College (GMC) dean and anti-ragging committee, some day scholar students returned to classes on Thursday.

The GMC dean and the anti-ragging panel during a meeting of hostellers and day scholars on Wednesday said the students could come to them directly if they faced any threat or problem.

More students are expected to join classes in coming days. A meeting of students – both hostellers and day scholars was organised on Wednesday – mainly after the intervention of the MP Human Rights Commission.

A section of day scholar students had approached the MPHRC alleging that they were not being able to attend the college for the last three weeks due to alleged threat by hostellers. The confrontation between the hostellers and day scholars took a serious turn after an incident on August 29 following which four students of MBBS I had filed FIR against four MBBS III students charging them with beating them up. Considering the case to be of ragging, the college administration had suspended the four senior students.

After this, another case of violence occurred in the college and the hostellers reportedly threatened the day scholars against entering college premises. Following this, the day scholars of MBBS I, II and III stopped going to classes.
Later they approached the MPHRC.

In another twist to the case, one of the four students of MBBS I - Krishnapal Singh Parmar submitted affidavit to the MPHRC that he and three others had filed FIR against four seniors under pressure on August 29.

The three other students, Nitin Thakur, Vivek Sharma and Sunil Singh Kirar, also accepted in writing on Wednesday during the meeting that they filed the FIR under pressure. There are now indications that the suspension of the four senior students might be revoked.

Even as a section of day scholars returned to classes, there is still apprehension of violence as most of the hostellers are not present in the hostel.

While the second year students have gone back home after exam and the third year hostellers are out of station to attend an inter-collegiate youth function. Once the hostellers return, the actual situation would unfold, a section of students told the Hindustan Times. Dean Dr M K Saraswat could not be contacted for comments.