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Saturday , November 17 , 2012
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Demand for action against faculty

Bhubaneswar, Nov. 16: Students of a homeopathy college have demanded stern action against two faculty members for mentally harassing their female classmates.

They have also threatened to go on strike if their demands are not met.

The students of Dr Abhin Chandra Homoeopathic College and Hospital here said they had approached officials of the state commission for women and the human rights commission in this regard. “But, no action has been initiated against them,” said Trilok Nanda Das, a student.

Trilok said a committee, which the state government constituted in September to look into various problems of the college, had failed to deliver its promise of taking steps to address their grievances within 15 days. This discontentment among students has also led to agitation and campus unrest in the past.

“Almost two months have elapsed since the committee meeting was convened on September 25. But, no concrete measures have been taken to improve the conditions at the college,” said Biswashree Gyanranjan Naik, another student.

The students are also demanding that the vacant teaching posts be filled up at the earliest. However, college principal Pujya Narayan Das said the state government was supposed to take the final call in such matters. “I have conveyed the issue of vacancies to the government officials,” said Das.