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Told to vacate hostel, Panjab University students protest

Deepankar Sharda
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 29

The PU authorities at the moment requested the residents of ladies’ hostel No. 10 to vacate their rooms and modify in different hostels.

Sources mentioned the hostel, which was with the UT Administration, can be taken over by the Chandimandir-based Western Command, and the lodging can be used for the keep of medical doctors who shall be working on the worldwide hostel, which might be transformed right into a 100-bed Covid hospital.

Chandigarh Press Reporter had on Wednesday reported that the UT Administration was more likely to take over Panjab College hostels and switch them into isolation centres.

“There have been a complete of 25 hostellers and besides a number of, all others have been adjusted in different hostels,” mentioned Prof Sukhbir Kaur, Dean, Scholar Welfare (Ladies).

“The constructing was nonetheless with the UT Administration and on this time of disaster, we’ve got to increase all potential assist,” she mentioned. The UT Administration has appointed Uma Shankar Gupta as nodal officer to liaise with the Defence authorities for organising the 100-bedded hospital on the PU’s worldwide youth hostel.

“Few medical doctors are already staying on this hostel (worldwide youth hostel). The makeshift hospital shall be arrange in a day or so. The method has already been initiated. Since hostel No. 10 is the closest to the worldwide hostel it will likely be handy for medical doctors to take emergency calls and therefore the administration has determined to take over the premises,” mentioned a supply.

Protest by college students

In the meantime, the scholars staying in hostel No. 10, together with the members of the PSU (Lalkaar) protested the orders to vacate the premises.

“Final night time, the hostellers had been requested to vacate the hostel by at the moment afternoon with none official discover. PSU (Lalkaar) instantly took discover of the coercive measure and referred to as for a protest. PU college students led by PSU (Lalkaar) at the moment gathered outdoors the GH-10 and stood with residents of the hostel who had been being pressurised to vacate their rooms,” learn a press commune.

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