Govt Dental College Srinagar students accuse HoD of harassment; go on ‘indefinite strike’


Scores postgraduate orthodontic students at Government Dental College Srinagar on Friday began indefinite strike and are protesting against the institute’s principal who has been accused of harassing students, forcing them to do his personal works.


Orthodontic students at Government Dental College Srinagar on Friday began an indefinite strike. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

They gathered in the premises of the college located at Shereen Bagh near Super Specialty hospital. They are protesting against the head of the institute.

Carrying placards that read, among others, “shut the college down” and “we want justice”, the students shouted slogans demanding the attention of the government towards the “mismanagement” and “abuse of power” in the college.

“We are facing physical and mental harassment. We approached higher authorities including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in this regard but nothing was done,” they said.

The students have launched indefinite strike till their demands are not addressed.

“We have no option with us. We tried to meet the principal yesterday but he did not listen to the issues,” they said.


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