New Delhi: Agitating students of DU`s Ramjas
college on Thursday called off their hunger strike after the hostel
administration assured them that most of the students of the
second and third years are being covered in the hostel
allotment list to be announced Friday.
The students, who were on hunger strike since Monday, were
protesting the staff council`s decision to make merit a basis
of allotting seats to students of second and final years.
The students ended their campaign in the afternoon today
after holding a meeting with the hostel committee, including
the Principal, Vice Principal and hostel warden.
"We talked to the students after a hostel committee
meeting and it emerged that almost all of them were easily
qualifying for hostel seats under the new merit-based rules,"
Hostel warden Suresh Kumar said.
He said the second allotment list that was originally
scheduled to be declared today will now be announced tomorrow.
"The warden also explained that only students who had
failed their examinations or those against whom disciplinary
proceedings were pending, including eight students who were
found indulging in violence in the hostel, would most likely
be excluded from the list.
The students said they were calling off their strike on
the assurance of the administration but if tomorrow`s list
leaves out many students, they will go on agitation again.
"In case students are left out, we will this time resume
hunger strike in front of Vice Chancellor`s office," said
Devesh Singh, a third year students of BA (Prog) Commerce.