Law Faculty strike resumes

Students of Delhi University’s Law Faculty resume hunger strike after authorities remain deaf to their demands

On the 13th of October at 1 PM, the students of Law Faculty, Delhi University, along with DUSU President Amit Tanwar and Vice President Priyanka, started their protest against their faculty members and the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University. Mithilesh Jaiswal from CLC and Brajesh Singh from LC 1 commenced an indefinite hunger strike.

 It all started in the last week of August when these students approached the University authorities with certain demands. When they got no answer they sat on an indefinite hunger strike on the 14th of September. They ended their protest 5 days later on the 19th when they were assured that their demands will be fulfilled. But since this did not happen, the students have decided to resume their protest.

 On Thursday, some Law Faculty students and DUSU members went to meet the Dean of the Law Faculty where the Professors in charge (PIC) of all the 3 centers were also present. The meeting did not bear any fruit. This resulted in an outrage amongst protestors and they turned violent. They destroyed the window glasses outside the Dean’s office. Fortunately, no one was injured.

The students continued with their protest thereafter. At 4.30 PM, they were told that they would be entertained within 5 minutes and the PICs of all the three Centers discussed the matter with the Dean. The students waited there till 8PM, but they weren’t informed anything about whatever was discussed in the meeting. This further angered the students. They burned the effigy of the Dean of Law Faculty, Ved Kumari.

Nishant Nagarwal, one of the protestors, said that they will continue with their protest until all their demands are fulfilled. Till then, their hunger strike will continue.

The Dean office maintains its silence on the incidence.

- Richa