NEHU row: Studies take a backseat
By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The student community seems to be bearing the brunt especially when it comes to disrupted studies in the ongoing NEHU controversy regarding the appointment of Prof AN Rai as the Vice-Chancellor.
At a time when hardly even a single class is going on in the university, many of the students are enduring the most of the agitations against Prof Rai.
An MA, 1st semester, student while expressing her views on the entire issue said, “Even though I have nothing to do with either a local or a non-local Vice-Chancellor, my studies are getting hampered with no classes taking place in the university.” She added since visiting the library, too, was not possible, she had decided to stay at home and do her studies rather than “go to the university for nothing.”
Another MA student while reacting to the entire stalemate said, “The authorities and the agitating students should solve their problem at the earliest as we are suffering the most in their fight over the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor.”
Studies in the trouble-torn university were disrupted for the fourth consecutive day as the agitators locked the entrance, barring faculty and students from entering the university.
The university Registrar, L Roy, had on Wednesday last issued a circular directing all NEHU employees to attend to their duties as well as the students to attend to their classes. However, if one goes by the words of the teachers, the Registrar himself did not attend to his duties on Thursday!
The fourth day of the ‘non-cooperation movement’ on Thursday saw the agitating students burn the effigy of Prof, AN Rai, the Search Committee, as well as the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
The situation in NEHU seems to be heading nowhere with students vowing to continue agitations, even as the MHRD is keeping mum on the matter.
On the other hand, there are also students who are enjoying some sort of relaxation thanks to the ongoing protests!
One such student said, “I had to submit my assignment on upcoming Monday, but thanks to the agitations I now have more time to prepare my assignment.”
Source: The Shillong Times