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Utkal girls stage stir demanding better security, water in hostel

Bhubaneswar: Girl scholars of hostel 7 in Utkal University on Friday staged demonstration in entrance of the hostel, hard elementary facilities and safety of their hostel. Students alleged that the university authorities are not solving their problems regardless of repeated reminders.

They mentioned the hostel premises are not wiped clean properly. “We have only 3 water filters for 400 inmates. Sometimes, we do not get water due to energy cut or motor pump snags,” mentioned an inmate.

They additionally requested the university authorities to extend the peak of the boundary wall of the hostel to keep miscreants at bay. “We do not feel secure because of the low wall,” mentioned a woman. Even they alleged deficient high quality meals is being served within the hostel. The ladies had been dissatisfied after hostel authorities not on time in taking of an in poor health inmate to health facility on Thursday evening. Debasmita Jena of PG division of Sanskrit fell in poor health at 8.30pm. When Jena’s buddies urged the hostel authorities to take her to health facility, they waited till her local mum or dad got here. “After one-and-a-half hours, she was once admitted to a health facility. The student should had been hospitalized sooner than her guardians reached the hostel,” mentioned a friend of Jena.

University’s vice-chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik and different officials visited the health facility and mentioned with the inmates. He assured the scholars to address their problems inside 15 days.

On July 16 remaining yr, the hostel ladies had staged demonstration in entrance of the hostel, protesting towards frequent energy cuts and loss of consuming water of their hostel. They had additionally resorted to dharna within the evening to attract the attention of the university authorities.

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