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Cameras removed from DAVV?s RNT Marg campus

AT A time when the university administration is facing the prospect of a strike by Sanskrit College students who are protesting against removal of subjects from the course list, the cameras installed to view activities at the RNT campus have been removed.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 14:07 IST

AT A time when the university administration is facing the prospect of a strike by Sanskrit College students who are protesting against removal of subjects from the course list, the cameras installed to view activities at the RNT campus have been removed.

According to sources, the cameras were installed a few months ago on the orders of Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV) Vice Chancellor C S Chaddha after an incident of mob rampage.

The rotating cameras were installed in front of the Ahilya statue and behind economics department with which Chaddha could view the goings-on via a screen fitted in his office. The university administration felt that as the accused in the rampage could not be identified they went unpunished, encouraging others to behave in a similar fashion. This compelled them to install these gadgets.

However, the cameras were removed suddenly and the administration is now left with no means to keep a tab on students, employees, students of various university departments and colleges and student activists bearing allegiance to various political organisations. Insiders say that there was much political pressure involved in the sudden removal of the cameras.

Meanwhile, Chaddha said that the removal of certain subjects was in accordance of UGC guidelines that mentioned them as additional subjects and the students could appear for those in their BA II and IV year course. However, the students think otherwise and are planning to launch an agitation.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 14:07 IST