BHU students call off hungerstrike

A day after they began a hungerstrike demanding IIT status for their institute,the students of Institute of Technology,Banaras Hindu University,called it off...

Written by Express News Service | Varanasi | Published: February 10, 2009 2:07 am

A day after they began a hungerstrike demanding IIT status for their institute,the students of Institute of Technology,Banaras Hindu University (BHU),called it off,with the authorities assuring them the Centre’s proposal was “not shelved”.

A BHU spokesperson said the students sitting on an indefinite hunger strike called off the stir on Monday afternoon as a university delegation assured them that the process of upgrading was underway and that the Centre had not shelved the proposal. Classes would resume from Tuesday. Vice-Chancellor D P Singh said the university had not been informed in writing about any development in this regard.

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