Normalcy restored in Ravenshaw University

Last Updated: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 15:09

Cuttack: After 3 week long agitation by students of Ravenshaw University here which necessitated intervention of Orissa High Court, normalcy returned in the campus on Monday with resumption of classes.

"Normalcy has been restored in the university and no any untoward incident was reported. Classes are going on smoothly though attendance is thin with many students unaware of the resumption of class today", Smarapriya Mishra, university registrar said.

The striking students had assured a committee formed as per the direction of the High Court that they would not disrupt the university activities anymore from today.

"All the grievances of students and others will be addressed by the High Court. The students have promised that they will resume classes as usual from Monday", Justice A K Parichha, committee chairman and former High Court judge had said after meeting the students in the campus yesterday.

The students, protesting moves to convert the East Hostel into a women`s hostel, have also reposed confidence over the entire exercise that is currently being undertaken under the initiative of the High Court and they are hopeful that their grievances would be appropriately addressed.

"We are hopeful to get justice and accordingly we have decided to call off the strike", said a student leader.

Meanwhile, the 7 member Committee, formed by Orissa HC Chief Justice V Gopalgowda on Friday, submitted its report to the High Court in a sealed cover today after holding consultations with all the stakeholders since Saturday.


First Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 15:09

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