Owing to the demand made by students of the area, schools and hostels were reopened and made operational with the constant efforts made by the district administration and the state government," the official said, quoting a government statement.
Initially the protests rallied around issues of curfew timings of 10:30 pm for students and the library, which students alleged were applied in an “arbitrary and sexist” manner, with women students locked into their hostel rooms post the curfew, with the men, however, allowed to flout them.
Students allege that representatives of the administration often resort to moral policing. There was a plethora of demands. But one that united the students was the curfew timings for both hostels and the library.
Raman Singh said that the government is doing its best to work for the tribal’s and forest dwellers in the state, while adding that the Forest Department in Chhattisgarh and state government are planning to invest Rs. 8 crore every year on forests.
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