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Students gherao Edu Ministers’ residence over poor facilities at welfare hostel


By TC News Desk

Agartala Dec 15: Students of Bhagini Nibedita Girls Hostel gheraoed education minister Ratan Lal Nath’s residence on Thursday protesting against concerned department’s apathy towards long pending issues of hostelers.

The agitating students alleged that the welfare hostel especially allotted to ST SC and other minority community students have failed top provide minimum facilities for the girls. The hostel students alleged that after departure of earlier superintendent Bijali Bhowmik the new superintendent Dr Tripti Saha has made their lives miserable.

“There is no water in the taps, bathrooms and toilets are unusable, pathetic condition of food and only one light and fan for three students sharing a single room”, said the students.The students further added, “Despite of repeatedly informing the hostel superintendent madam nothing has been done to solve the problems yet”.Yesterday a student fell sick and she needed to be hospitalized but we did not get any help from the hostel superintendent and she replied, ‘no one can fall sick after 8pm”, the statement generated resentment among the students.

Meals are of extremely poor quality and the students are allegedly treated as prisoners if any complaint is raised. Even if light, fans are not working the students have to repair them on their own expenses, alleged the students.However, education minister Ratan Lal Nath met the students and assured to resolve the issue.

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