Inmates of the town-based self-managed BC girls’ hostel staged a demonstration in front of the office of the District Backward Classes Welfare Officer here on Thursday demanding provision of protected drinking water. The students of government junior and degree colleges squatted in front of the office under the aegis of the Progressive Democratic Students Union (PDSU) town unit to press for their demand.

The students apprised the officials concerned of their plight in the self-managed hostel and sought provision of safe drinking water to safeguard their health.