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Peace march, hunger strike on campus

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 10:41 IST

CONTINUING THE agitation against the postponement of the students’ union election at DDU Gorakhpur University, a group of students took out a silent protest march and organised a meeting at Pant Park.

Another group of students started a relay hunger strike at the administrative block.

Student leaders wore black ribbon, took out a procession from Pant Park, which passed through various routes and converted into a meeting at the park.

Launching his crusade against the Vice-chancellor Prof Arun Kumar, the outgoing president of students’ union Rajiv Pandey said that after the issuance of election notification, V-C had no moral right to postpone the election, as all the powers for conducting the election confined to the election officer.  Expressing his anguish on this occasion, students’ leaders Shrikant Mishra, Chandan Pratap Singh, Akhilesh Dubey, Ajit Mani Tripathi and others said the decision against the will of the students’ leaders had generated resentment among the students and the university authorities would bear the burnt of the fury of students.

They stressed the need of solidatory for mounting pressure on university authorities to announce the fresh date for union’s election.

The other group of students’ leaders led by Vinay Kumar Singh, Yogesh Singh, Hareshayam Singh Shrinetra and others started a hunger strike at AD building.

Criticising V-C Prof Kumar students’ leaders Swantantra Veer Pratap Singh said the arbitrary attitude of V-C had aggravated the problems and said his style of functioning would create anarchy in the university.

Meanwhile, the classes in the university resumed on Thursday after six days.

Though the attendance of students was poor but university administration has taken a sigh of relief. The situation is limping back to normalcy.

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