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No end to impasse as students continue protest at NIT

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Kurukshetra, September 03, 2014
First Published: 21:34 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 21:34 IST(3/9/2014)

Deadlock continued between students and administration of National Institute of Technology (NIT) for the third day on Wednesday as students continued their strike in support of their demands, including subsidised mess charges.

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The students are demanding establishment of student's council and reduction in mess charges and miscellaneous charges, which include electricity and room charges. The students boycotted their classes and demonstrated in front of the administrative block of the institution. They raised slogans against the director of the institute. The students are sitting on a dharna round-the-clock.

A student's representative, Kumar Gaurav, said a delegation of the students, which had gone to Delhi on Wednesday to meet the minister concerned and senior functionaries of the human resource development (HRD) ministry to convey their problems and seek solutions for the same as the Director was not listening to them, submitted the memorandum to senior officials at Delhi.

They were assured that the problems of the students as well as of other employees of the institute would be looked into and sorted out soon.

Gaurav said that the students decided to continue their strike till all demands are conceded.

However, on the other hand, dean student's welfare PJ Philip, who is one of the three member committee constituted by director Anand Mohan to hold talks with the striking students said students did not turn up for talks with them. He said they sent messages number of times to hold talks and to discuss the issues involved but students insisted that they wanted acceptance of their demands the only solution to their strike.

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