Boycott is uncalled for

I sympathise with the protesters who are holding a sit-in for more than 40 days. But why were the teachers made to wait on the streets in the name of protest in this unbearable heat? This academic boycott was uncalled for. I come to the campus journeying over two-and-a-half hours to attend classes. Not a single class could be held as the teachers were barred from stepping into the campus. If we miss classes we would find it difficult to write the semester exams. The crucial meeting of the governing body scheduled for Monday could not be held. This has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the convocation. Many students are eagerly waiting to receive their degrees. Would the protesters take care of their future if they are not awarded their degrees?

By A postgraduate student of history
  • Published 11.09.18
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Presidency University vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia assures a student’s father who had come to drop her off that she was safe on the campus. Lohia asked him if his daughter was among the protesters. He said she had come to attend classes. He left the area after Lohia’s assurance

The protest at Presidency on the eve of the convocation, during which teachers were barred from entering the campus, left students divided on whether what the protesters were doing was right or wrong. Subhankar Chowdhury of Metro spoke to two students from the opposing camps

I sympathise with the protesters who are holding a sit-in for more than 40 days. But why were the teachers made to wait on the streets in the name of protest in this unbearable heat? This academic boycott was uncalled for. I come to the campus journeying over two-and-a-half hours to attend classes. Not a single class could be held as the teachers were barred from stepping into the campus. If we miss classes we would find it difficult to write the semester exams. The crucial meeting of the governing body scheduled for Monday could not be held. This has cast a cloud of uncertainty over the convocation. Many students are eagerly waiting to receive their degrees. Would the protesters take care of their future if they are not awarded their degrees?