Manyfold protests paralyze Jagannath University


JnU Correspondent

Protests by teachers, officials, and staff demanding the cancellation of the ‘Prattay’ universal pension scheme and another protests by students against quota reinstatement have brought Jagannath University to a standstill.

Classes, exams, and administrative activities are halted, and even emergency services at are unavailable and students are unable to study. Teachers, regardless of political affiliations, are united in this cause, leading to widespread paralysis across the university.

Like yesterday on Tuesday, teachers also did not participate in the academic activities of the university. On the other hand, students of the university staged demonstrations this morning demanding the cancellation of the High Court order for the restoration of 30% quota for freedom fighters’ children and grandchildren in government jobs.

Under the banner of the “Anti-discrimination student movement, Jagannath University”, they announced a four-point demand including the restoration of the 2018 circular abolishing quota in government jobs.

On this day, the students’ march started from the Faculty of Arts yard, passed through the Faculty of Science, and turned into a gathering at the main gate of the university. The march then moved through Victoria Park before returning to the main gate of the university.

They said “We are protesting with four demands. If our demands are not met, we will continue our movement indefinitely. Students from educational institutions across the country will join us in this campaign.”