The University Institute of Legal Studies (UILS) saw a protest by its 4th year students on July 28, 2017. The protest was organised by the students to get some of their demands fulfilled which include relaxation in attendance (65 percent) which is compulsory to sit in the semester exam and they also want the 6th subject to be removed so that their working hours are reduced and they can prepare for competitive exams. Some of their other demands include installation of air conditioners in the classrooms as they do not have proper ventilation.
The students boycotted their classes on July 27th as well and ended their strike when Prof. Rattan Singh, Director of UILS, agreed to have a meeting with the student representatives of the protesting group, regarding their demands on July 28, 2017 at 9 am. The meeting could not take place due to the counselling of the remaining seats of the 1st year students. The students being disappointed, started protesting outside the Director’s office.
On Thursday (July 27), the whole department had boycotted classes, but today (July 28), only the 4th year students went on strike. The strike was led by students of various backgrounds and interests. The strike’s main objective was to put a pressure on the authorities in order to get the students’ demands fulfilled at the earliest.
Whether the strike would lead to desired results or not, will be seen in the coming days. But if the strike goes on for too long, it can prove harmful for the students’ careers as they could end up wasting one year because they would not be able to sit for their exams due to shortage of attendance for invalid reasons.
Now, it is to see as to how will the authorities react and what further action will the students take!
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