Oindrila Mukherjee

Articles By Oindrila Mukherjee

PU sexual harassment case: PUCASH gives complainant 3 options to choose from

PUCASH has given three options to the student who was accompanied by her mother for the meeting. The first is removing the coach from his job, second is reconciliation and third is an apology. The committee has given the student time till the next meeting to decide.

Panjab University: Senate against setting Hindi directorate as students hail move

Students Organisation of India (SOI), National Students Union of India (NSUI), Panjab University Students Union (PUSU), Pal Pehelwan Students Organisation (PPSO) and Sath have demanded that the authorities should take appropriate steps to give first right to Punjabi.

Chandigarh: More than 200 girls protest at Panjab University, demand 24-hour open hostels

“The 11 pm curfew is a sham. The authorities like to boast about it but we can only enter till 11 pm. We cannot exit the hostels after 9 pm,” said a protester, who refused to be named. The slogans of the night were “Hostel kholo”, “PU prashasan murdabad” and “Naari mukti, sabki mukti zindabad”.

Panjab University: ‘Restrictions necessary in hostel… institutions need discipline to function’

The girls at PU pay Rs 6,000 per semester as hostel fee. However, their canteen and mess bills are charged on a monthly basis on which they end up spending Rs 4,000.

For a room with a view at Punjabi University

The size of the rooms and the space crunch inside the girls' hostel at Punjabi University, Patiala, are an indication of why students protested for more outdoor time.

Tools such as social network are being used to spread lies: Prashant Bhushan

Bhushan was speaking at Panjab University on ‘Question of autonomy of media and judiciary in a democracy and contemporary situation’, the first of a lecture series called ‘Silsila-e-Taqriir’ organised by the Panjab University Campus Student Council (PUCSC).

Heritage status for PU: Tough task before the committee to convince centre

A member of committee that prepared the blueprint for the central status for PU said they gave a report on the pros and cons of getting central university status, but there were other issues such as the central government’s decision not to elevate any state university to a central university.

One of the fundamental things about Hinduism is that there are no fundamentals: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor turned into “spiritual guru” of sorts talking about his 2018 book ‘Why I Am A Hindu’ and largely discussed Hinduism as a contrast to Hindutva, a “political ideology with a political agenda”.

With the MeToo movement, girls are feeling safer, says writer Anuja Chauhan

One talked about her first film role while the other has empowered herself to fight societal challenges all the way to Delhi to land her first job in a field she loves.

At Khushwant Singh Literary Festival, speakers back #MeToo, demand punishment for wrongdoers

The Khushwant Singh Literary Festival (KSLF) 2018 celebrates the author’s irreverence, but this year’s theme - Strength of a Naari - had more meaning in the backdrop of the movement that began on Twitter with women calling out sexual harassers in the creative field, prominent names among them being Union Minister MJ Akbar.

Punjabi University: Patiala MP Dharamvir Gandhi meets protesting students, backs demand for 24-hr girls’ hostel

The protesting students said they were giving a call to student groups and non-campus organisations to join hands and form an “anti-goondagardi” front.

Punjabi University shuts down till October 15

A majority of students from the Amrita Shergill hostel also took out a march condemning yesterday’s violence and joined the protesters outside the V-C’s office.

Troubled Times: Comedian Jeeveshu Ahluwalia caught in #MeToo storm, organisers cancel Chandigarh show

The comedian added that he was “incapable of committing such disrespectful actions” and was a thorough professional. “I do not know the reason or motivation behind these allegations but I can certainly underline and emphasise that there is no truth in them,” (sic) Ahluwalia further stated.

Students’ protest at Punjabi University enters Day 19

The demand for 24-hour hostels dates back to 2014. Then, girl students had resisted the protest as they were convinced that “DSO boys” wanted to have girl students outside hostels in order to “eve tease” them.

Panjab University student body president: Awareness on PUCASH should be visible on campus

President of the Panjab University Campus Student Council Kanupriya said that the student council would be actively involved in raising awareness on sexual harassment on the campus.

JNU resistance is model for entire India, says JNUSU president N Sai Balaji

Balaji had come to deliver a lecture on ‘Fascist Attack on Institutions and the Resistance Model of JNU’ at Kisan Bhawan on Saturday. The All India Students Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI), who organised the event, did not get permission to host the lecture at PU.

Chandigarh: New panel to look into cancellation of PhD, fellowship of research scholar

The scholar had also lodged a complaint against former V-C Prof Grover on July 20, alleging that he had intimidated her and tried to favour the accused.

Chandigarh: Now for uniform and notebooks, school heads to transfer money into students’ accounts

Each school has a drawing and disbursing officer (DDO) who will be required to upload the data related to Aadhaar number and bank account of students, following which it will be approved by the District Education Officer (DEO).

Panjab University students protest against Hindi circular: ‘Punjabi should be given priority’

The committee for the promotion of the rajbhasha discussed three issues, including the MHRD circular. One of them is also the formation of a directorate of Hindi or a cell that could take up matters related to the use of Hindi.

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