Dispute continues in RPCAU, students threaten to strike indefinitely

Students and Varsity officials of Dr. Rajendra Pradas Central Agricultural University (RPCAU) in Samastipur, Bihar, clashed last week after a student was killed in a road accident. The students complained of medical malpractice at the University Hospital, but the university administration complained to seven and anonymous 400 students suspected of murder, violence, and damage to public property. Campuses.

The student community also condemned the university’s decision to close its campuses. The campuses have been closed since May 22, forcing students staying in university hostels to leave their homes or find rented accommodation near campuses.

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD courses in Agriculture, Agricultural Management and Rural Development, Biotechnology, Fruit, Fisheries and Livestock. RPCAU is a residential university with more than 2,000 students on three campuses.

Meanwhile, many students expressed concern that the university’s decision to drop out of school would hurt the academic calendar. However, student Akil Sahu died in Rajasthan due to lack of oxygen in the hospital, and confirmed his request for better care at the university hospital.

The RPCAU Students’ Union also held an outdoor event on Sunday outside the university campus.

“We want Akil Sahu’s death to be investigated by an independent body and the investigation should be monitored by a justice officer,” said Harsh Dwivedi, head of the Student Federation. The order for students to leave the FIR and hostels must be lifted immediately. Academic activity must continue and the university must crack down on officials who engage in sexual misconduct with female students. The students’ union has threatened to go on strike indefinitely from Wednesday if their demands are not met.

RPCAU Registrar PP Srivastava issued a written order on May 22 stating: This applies to all three campuses. The students You have been ordered to leave the hostel by 12 noon on May 22, 2022, otherwise the rooms will be locked… ”

The registrar told indianexpress.com: “We do not have any information about the protest because most of the students went home. Secondly, the charge of medical negligence because we had five oxygen cylinders is incorrect. They were forced to send because of heavy bleeding.

Asked if the students’ courses were delayed, the registrar said, “They should have thought about it before they attacked. They broke into the university door and my car caught fire. Our lives were in danger and we had to leave the hostels and stop all educational activities.

Meanwhile, the father of the deceased student and a resident of Rajasthan, Suresh Kumar Sahu, wrote a letter to the Pisa police station alleging that their son had not received the necessary medical attention at the university hospital and that he had “lack of oxygen support”.

“We want to investigate the matter first and hear from all parties,” said Hrydai Kant, Superintendent of Police Samastur. There are four FIRs in the case, including one submitted by the student’s father who died in a road accident. We could not contact the students because the university was closed. The SPP added that the students want to know why they have turned violent at their own university administration.

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