Nagpur: Students staying at Ravinagar-based Boys Hostel continued their sit-in agitation on Monday also in protest against RTMNU’s diktat. Notably, the Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharj Nagpur University (RTMNU) had ordered those students whose academic session was over to vacate the Boys Hostel after June 10. The hostel students had protested this order and launched sit-in agitation from Sunday.
The hostel students said, the competitive exams are being conducted in the coming two months. For these exams, the stay in the hostel is must for many students. “Vacating the hostel and searching for other alternative accommodation would consume lot of time that would ultimately affect their preparations for the competitive exams. Financial condition of most of the hostel students is poor and paying rent for other accommodation is not feasible. The PhD students as well as third year students should be allowed to stay in the hostel. We also want RTMNU to allow former students and relatives who had come to city to stay in the hostel,” the protesting students demanded.
The members of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Students’ Sanghatan had submitted a memorandum to Vice Chancellor Siddhivinayak Kane in this connection few months back. But still, the RTMNU issued the order to students to vacate the hostel.