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.
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.
“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”.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.