[Assam] DU Stand-Off
pragyan.tsc50 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 08:51:22 IST 2010
We the College Teachers alos keep saying that DU has became a Money Earning
machine. The ACTA , Tinsukia Zone raised the demand three years back. Latter
on ACTA central Committee also joined the chorus. But, I don't know the
reason , why present leadership is silent on the issue.
On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 8:29 AM, Dhruba Jyoti Deka <
dhrubajyotideka at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well said somehow.
> > From: c_pathak at hotmail.com
> > To: assam at assamnet.org
> > Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 01:42:29 +0000
> > Subject: [Assam] DU Stand-Off
> > All the student organizations are lending their support to DU students
> protesting fee hike. But the VC of DU KC Deka seems to be man of courage and
> principle. Students may view it as arrogance. But university authority needs
> money as government does not give much. If the VC is forced to go because of
> student agitation, it will be unfortunate.At the same time can anything be
> done to alleviate the burden on students, if fee hike is really too much?
> > Unfortunatly , parents of the same students will be willing/compelled to
> pay through their nose had their wards been studing in private some south
> indian engineering colleges after not getting admission in any of the state
> > Varsity fee hike stand-off on - DU students demand VC ouster;
> organisations back agitation, call bandh
> > OUR CORRESPONDENT
> > Dibrugarh, Aug. 26: The unrest in Dibrugarh University (DU) since Tuesday
> took a turn for the worse today with both the students and authorities
> sticking to their respective grounds on the fee hike issue and the
> “vice-chancellor ouster cry” getting shriller.
> > Students hoisted black flags in all the departments of the campus, the
> vice-chancellor’s office and the main administrative block since early
> morning in protest against the “arrogant” attitude of the authorities on the
> > The students also wore black badges and organised a demonstration in
> front of the locked vice-chancellor’s office in clear defiance of
> prohibitory orders issued by the Dibrugarh district administration under
> Section 144 CrPc.
> > Carrying placards, banners and festoons, the students also shouted
> slogans demanding the ouster of university vice-chancellor Kandarpa Kumar
> > “Initially, our demand was an immediate rollback of the hiked fee
> structure. But now the ouster of the arrogant VC is our main demand. We will
> not stop our agitation and are prepared to face bullets,” said Arindam
> Buragohain, the general secretary of the Dibrugarh University Post- Graduate
> Students Union (DUPGSU).
> > The students are agitating on the fee hike issue under the leadership of
> the union and All Assam Students’ Union.
> > As the VC entered the main administrative building today, the students
> laid siege to it, besides blocking the main entrance to the building.
> > The students, after an hour of demonstration, took out a mock funeral
> procession on the campus.
> > “The vice-chancellor had shown total disrespect towards the genuine
> demands of the students. The VC had even asked the administration and police
> to forcefully thwart our agitation. Therefore, we had no other option. We
> demand that a new VC be appointed at DU,” Buragohain said.
> > The protesters also launched a signature campaign among the students.
> > “We will submit the signatures along with a memorandum to the Governor
> and chancellor J.B. Patnaik demanding immediate removal of the
> vice-chancellor and appointment of a new VC who will be sympathetic to our
> demands, Kasturi Nath, president-in-charge of the DUPGSU, said.
> > The district administration, which had issued prohibitory orders on
> Wednesday, apparently did not impose them in the first half of the day.
> However, in the afternoon, a huge police contingent, led by additional SP
> (headquarters), Debashish Sarma, entered the campus and urged students to
> > The students, till the filing of this report, were locked in talks with
> Dibrugarh additional DC Bandana Dutta Tamuli and magistrate Sarangapani
> > When contacted over phone, the vice-chancellor said the university
> administration was open to holding discussions on the fee hike. “All issues
> can be settled through discussions only. However, if the students remain
> arrogant, we, too, will be compelled to initiate harsher action,” he said.
> > The All Assam Muttock Yuba Chatra Sanmelan, Tai-Ahom Yuba Parishad, All
> Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association, All Koch-Rajbongshi Students’ Union,
> Sonowal-Kachari Students’ Union, All Deori Students’ Union and Asom
> Jatiyatabadi Yuba Parishad have extended support to the agitation. They have
> even called a 12-hour Dibrugarh district bandh on August 31 on the issue.
> > The North East Students Organisation, too, has extended support to the
> agitation. NESO secretary general Gumjum Haider told reporters that the
> university would have to withdraw the hiked fee structure.
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