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Students threaten to hit back

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 11:13 IST

SUSPENSION OF 83 students and restriction on the entry of about 150 others have enraged the student leaders. They have threatened vice-chancellor RP Singh and other teachers with dire consequences if the suspension order is not rolled back at the earliest. They have also decided to intensify their stir.

At a general body meeting held on Thursday, suspended student leaders advised the LU administration to desist from expelling them. Irate leaders especially warned those teachers who were supporting every decision taken by the V-C.
Sources close to some of the student leaders said they had identified about 10 to 15 teachers against whom ‘action would be taken at an appropriate time’.

“The LU administration is bent on throwing us out of the campus, it must remember that we may go to any extent to hit back,” said a student leader.

With just couple days left for the students to submit their reply on the show-cause notice, quite a few of them wasted no time and submitted their reply to LU authorities saying the charges leveled against them were politically motivated and not serious in nature.

Some of the student leaders even alleged that charges cited by the LU were about a decade old and in some cases the court had acquitted them as well.

Yet the LU officials put them on the list of offenders, they said.

Student leader Shantanu Sharma in a memorandum to the V-C said: “I’ve been into active student politics for about 12 years and have never committed any crime. The varsity has falsely implicated me.”

Meanwhile, the students continued their protest against the university decision to suspend. They covered their faces and staged mock hangings. They said it would be better if they were hanged than suspended.