Their health worsening,NIPER students end 6-day hunger strike

The students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research,Mohali,ended their six-day long hunger strike.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 30, 2013 4:40:43 am

The students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER),Mohali,ended their six-day long hunger strike.

According to the students,more than 30 students were hospitalized during the hunger strike. The students will hold a blood donation camp at NIPER on Tuesday.

“We ended the hunger strike because the students were exhausted and their condition was also deteriorating. The authorities did not meet our demands even when the students were encountering health problems due to hunger strike,” said a protester.

“We have been told that a high-powered committee will keep our demands in front of the higher authorities and the result will be declared as soon as possible,” added the protestor further.

“We have decided to show our protest in a novel way by serving our mess food to the poor people. In this way the protest will be peaceful and we will help the needy also. The students sacrificed their lunch in order to give it to the poor people. Nearly 800 people had their lunch in front of the main gate of the institute,” said a student.

A student said,“The students themselves served the food to all the people. We have decided to organize a blood donation camp tomorrow in the campus as well. Earlier,today,we also blocked the entry of the administrative block.”

The protest is being continued by the students of NIPER,Mohali,to fulfill their list of demands.

Certain students of the institute went on a hunger strike for 6 days before ending it due to deterioration in the health of the students.

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