|Normalcy restored in Assam varsity|
SILCHAR, Feb 20 - In a fresh turn of events, the nine-day-long protest and subsequent hunger strike by students and research scholars of Assam University Silchar demanding revocation of the rustication order on Milon Das, president of the university’s Research Scholars’ Forum, ended late on Wednesday evening following the intervention of Silchar MP Dr Rajdip Roy.
Speaking to The Assam Tribune, Dr Roy said, “In my presence, a three-hour-long meeting was held between the students’ union, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Registrar in-charge, and other administrative officials, where it was decided that normalcy will return and the university shall function as per schedule from Thursday.
“I have heard statements from all stakeholders and we arrived at the conclusion that the rustication order on Milon Das will be kept in abeyance for now. He has been asked to focus on his academic pursuits which shall not be hampered. He was also asked to submit an undertaking of not interfering in any administrative activities of the university in future. He has also been told not to enter the administrative building and hostels of the university.”
Biswaroop Bhattacharjee, president of the university students’ union, said that since they received positive assurance regarding their core demands from the MP, the students have called off the hunger strike.