Published On : Mon, Jan 20th, 2014

RTMNU averts violent Sunday on Monday as hundreds of students again mob University

Police detain four students before any violence, damage to property. The detention of four students triggered a rush of about 150 students to the Sitabuldi Police Station. The students were later taken to office of Commissioner of Police.

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Nagpur News: “Once beaten, twice shy.” The saying was followed by RTMNU authorities word to word. The Sunday was almost repeated on Monday as a mob of students started to gather in front of the University. The RTMNU had witnessed the volcanic mood and subsequent violence and damage to property by the students of some of the blacklisted colleges. Today, as soon as the students started to gather in groups, the varsity officials closed the big doors and called the Sitabuldi police immediately. The police, in a swift action, detained four students before any untoward incident. The detention of four students triggered a rush of about 150 students to the Sitabuldi Police Station. The students were later taken to office of Commissioner of Police.

RELEASED AT 7 PM:

According to reports, hundreds of students, led by National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), reached RTMNU on Monday again. The increasing number of students left RTMNU authorities trembling and they immediately summoned police in order to avert the Sunday. Police immediately detained some students at about 2 pm but released them at 7 pm.

It may be recalled, hundreds of students had mobbed RTMNU demanding they be allowed to appear for examinations. At the same time, RTMNU’s Vidvat Parishad was holding its crucial meeting in the afternoon. The gathered students started shouting high-pitched slogans thereby raising their demands. However, the premises took the shape of a war-zone in the evening when the mob of students, outraged by no communication at all by the concerned RTMNU officials with them, resorted to violence and started damaging the property during the ongoing Vidvat Parishad meeting. The students were led by the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI). The NSUI’s State Vice President Ajit Singh, Ashish Manpe, Bhushan Maraskolhe, Amir Noori, Abhishek and others were arrested.

THE REASON:

RTMNU had blacklisted 250 colleges having not a single regular teacher as a fall out of a petition filed in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court against these colleges. The University then issued the list of such colleges and subsequently barred the First Year admissions for the academic year 2013-14 in these colleges. However, some colleges admitted students despite the ban believing the ban would be lifted after some time. But the issue is in the High Court for its consideration.

Since the issue is in Court, the RTMNU did not accept the examination forms of the students who had taken admissions in such colleges and thereby disallowed them to appear in the examinations. The frustrated students first raised their voice against their respective colleges for misguiding them and recovering fees. On Sunday, the students reached the RTMNU for justice as they are on the verge of losing an academic year.