Last updated: 08 August 2022, 17:41 IST
The hunger strike by part of Delhi University’s law faculty entered its second day on Sunday, with the students saying there was no response from the department or the university to their demand for their exams to be postponed.
Students claimed that as many as 50 students are on hunger strike in the faculty. The students began a hunger strike on Saturday, demanding a postponement of their exams, claiming their syllabus had not been completed.
“Today is the second day of the hunger strike. No official showed up. We have not received any notification from the authorities. About 50 students are on hunger strike,” said Shakti Singh, second semester student at the law faculty. The protesting students of the second, fourth and sixth semesters also demanded changes to the agenda to ensure sufficient space between two papers. The students of Campus Law Center (CLC), and Law Center I and II hold the protest.
They claimed that their syllabus was not finished and that the online classes are still ongoing, but the exams are scheduled to start on August 10. “We will continue the hunger strike until our demands are met. The blood pressure of a few students has dropped. But we won’t end the strike until the administration postpones the investigation,” said Swapnil, a law student.
Several students sat on dharna holding placards that read, “Don’t play with our careers” and “We are humans, not machines.” Meanwhile, the exam dean DS Rawat has said that the academic calendar is issued before the start of the semester and mentions the date of the exam.
“The university takes care of the academic calendar and the department prepares the datasheet accordingly. The datasheet of the PG courses is determined by the department. The department’s role is to verify that they have followed the academic schedule issued by the registrar,” he said.
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