Maintaining their tough stand in weeding out the delinquent students from the campus, the authorities of Ravenshaw University on Friday served the suspension orders on two rusticated students asking them to vacate the University hostel within 24 hours.
The development came notwithstanding the hunger strike launched by some students inside the campus seeking revocation of the suspension decision.
“The University staff council, which had on Wednesday decided to rusticate four undergraduate commerce students for two years for their involvement in Monday’s group clash, on Friday issued notices to two of the rusticated students to vacate the hostel within 24 hours”, informed the varsity registrar incharge Padan Jena.
Other two rusticated students are day scholars and they have been debarred from entering into the campus till April 2015, Jena added.
Meanwhile, expressing solidarity with their hostel mates and demanding reconsideration of the Wednesday’s decision, at least five inmates of East Hostel of the University are on hunger strike for last two days.
The students sitting in a dharna are alleging that the University authorities were “biased” in their decision.
“While four undergraduate students were suspended for two years, two other post graduation students escaped with a fine of Rs.2,000 each”, the striking students allege asking how could there be two separate punishments for a similar offence.
But showing no sign in any manner to annul the decision of the staff council, the University authorities on Friday maintained that there was no question of any bias in pronouncing the punishment. “The rusticated students are habitual offenders and they had been previously warned”, the University Vice-Chancellor B.C. Tripathy said.