Runaway couples’ protection home to get TVs,canteen

The protection home built for runaway couples is going to get LCD TVs,a canteen,newspapers and magazine,the Chandigarh Administration has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 16, 2012 1:37 am

The protection home built for runaway couples is going to get LCD TVs,a canteen,newspapers and magazine,the Chandigarh Administration has told the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The Administration submitted that the Engineering Department would also raise the boundary wall of the home in Sector 19 to enable couples to roam freely inside the premises. The decision was taken after one couple ran away from the protection home.

UT Director,Social Welfare Department,Rajesh Jogpal also said that so far 39 couples have taken asylum in the protection home. Of these,only two belonged to Chandigarh. The others were from Punjab and Haryana.

“Couples are not permitted roam in the ground inside the premises of protection centre because height of the boundary wall is short and a couple ran away from the centre. After that incident,the free movement of the couples has been restricted and UT Engineering Department has been asked to raise the boundary wall and barbed wire,” the affidavit read.

The development took place during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) regarding protection for runaway couples.

ABVP seeks action against students involved in violence on PU campus

Representatives of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Panjab University today submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor (V-C) seeking stern action against miscreants involved in the recent incidents of violence in the campus.

The members have cited five recent incidents where students of University and city colleges indulged in scuffles,brawls and firing. V-C R C Sobti assured students that appropriate action will be taken against the miscreants. Five days ago,about seven students were attacked at DAV College,Sector 10. Two of these students received bullet injuries.

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