This girls hostel in city reeks of many problems

This girls hostel in city reeks of many problems

Inmates of Post Matric Girls Hostel stage protest highlighting their plight

While the inmates of other hostels were making most of their Sunday, the inmates of Post Matric Girls Hostel on Adipampa road, V V Mohalla in the city staged a sit-in, venting their anguish against the system.

The protesting girls, supported by All India Mahila Samskruthika Sanghatane (AIMSS) squatted in front of the main entrance raising slogans to highlight their plight.

Stating that they were no less than a “herd of sheep”, the girls alleged that 700 students were accommodated in 30 rooms, with an average of  20 to 25 girls stuffed in a room.

Still, around 100 students lacked the facility, and were forced to sleep in the corridor, making them vulnerable to dangerous situations.

 According to them, a gang of thieves had sneaked into the premises twice, yet the authorities had paid no heed.

The list of grievances at the hostel remained incomplete. There were only four toilets in the entire hostel, inconveniencing the students.

Even if the toilet were available, the danger of water scarcity lurked with only one tap on the premises. This had forced the students, especially from BA, BCom and BSc to miss the first two hours of their classes everyday, as they were busy fetching water. The students highlighted that there were lack of cots and canteen facility.

Learning about the protest, taluk social welfare officer Bindhya promised to look into the problems and shift the additional inmates to nearby Bogadi within this month.
Corporator C Mahadesha, AIMSS district unit vice-president Seema and warden Manjula were present.

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