Video | Panjab University: SFS protest comes to an end, Channi visits campus
Talks failed between Students for Society (SFS) and Panjab University (PU) on Friday after vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover refused to address the protesting students.Updated: Apr 21, 2017 16:08 IST
Talks failed between Students for Society (SFS) and Panjab University (PU) on Friday after vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover refused to address the protesting students.
SFS held a protest outside PU vice-chancellor Arun Kumar Grover’s office. They demanded that VC should come out and talk to them.
Instead, dean of students welfare Emanuel Nahar came out to talk to the students. He informed them about upcoming senate meeting on May 7, where they could raise the issue of fee hike.
Earlier, at around 10 am, SFS asked arts block university students to boycott all classes.
Heavy police presence has been put outside VC office gate.
CHANNI VISITS STUDENTS
Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi visited the protesting students and authorities at the campus in Chandigarh on Friday.
Channi said he will meet PU authorities on Tuesday, and that Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal will also be present in the meeting.
PROF DIFFUSES CRISIS
Professor Rajat Sandhir was instrumental in diffusing crisis on the campus. He was acting Dean University Instructions (DUI)on Friday.
Sandhir ensured SFS protestors that members of Joint Students Action Committee, which is a united front of left-wing students’ parties on campus, will be invited for talks on April 27 with senators.
Other students’ parties will also be present. Also, SFS was given the assurance that an open house meeting with the vice-chancellor will happen.
Subsequently, SFS leaders wrapped up the protest and said that course of action will now be decided on April 28.
First Published: Apr 21, 2017 13:15 IST