Students stage 'rasta roko'

Students stage 'rasta roko'

These words described the angst of hundreds of students from the Government Boys Pre-University College.

The students had boycotted their classes and shouted slogans against the government and people’s representatives.

They staged a rasta roko for over two hours at the Mutton market circle on Wednesday, under the aegis of Students Federation of India, demanding the immediate repair of classrooms.

Addressing the protesters, SFI state head M P Munivenkatappa, said: “The college classrooms, which are at least 70 years old, are  dilapidated and the tiles on the roof are falling. In addition, the rooms also get flooded when it rains.”

Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) district president, Chennarayappa alleged: “There are some very basic problems, but it is unfortunate that the Block Education Officer is behaving like he is unaware of the problems. The official has not performed even the most basic duty of visiting the college and listening to the problems of the students.”

The students withdrew the protest after receiving assurances from the education department officials and the college principal.

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