Call strike in colleges today in protest
Jamshedpur : XLRI’s decision to block thoroughfare near Jamshedpur Cooperative College has snowballed into major controversy with the students calling for a strike at city colleges tomorrow.
Under the banner of ‘Jamshedpur Cooperative College Bachao Sangharsh Samity’, students have called strike in all the colleges of the city.
Students of Jamshedpur Cooperative College today staged massive protest at district headquarters against the XLRI management for constructing the boundary wall blocking the road which was used by students from humble background to reach Sakchi and Mango in a short time who cannot afford to have their own vehicle.
In a late night development, the XLRI management constructed the boundary wall along the stretch of the road which was used by students of the adjacent Jamshedpur Co-operative College. The wall which was a bone of contention between the two institutions was constructed following a nod from the local administration.
Sources said that the wall about 7 ft in height was constructed around mid-night. The local administration deployed police personnel in large numbers in order avoid any untoward incident.
Pawan Singh a member of the newly launched front questioned why the management constructed the wall at mid night. He said that administration is supporting to the XLRI management by keeping mum.
“ We are not going to give up for the cause of the students. We have called strike tomorrow in all the colleges and are hopeful that the students community will support for our cause,” noted another student activist.
He said that Jamshedpur Co-operative College, Jamshedpur Co-operative B.Ed College, Jamshedpur Co-operative Law College and classes of Ignou were shut up in protest today.
XLRI has invited union HRD minister Pallam Raju who will inaugurate the International centre on December 7 while the global management course in city will kick-off on January 10, 2014.
XLRI’s two-year residential global MBA programme is being partnered by Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, US, and School of Economics and Management, Tongji University, Shanghai in China.