Activist writes to TN CM after disbelievers entered Bharathiar Uni girls’ hostel, asks for functional information – Edexlive
After protests by female students of Bharathiar University in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, condemning disbelievers for entering the girls’ hostel, the city’s retired professor and activist, NR Ravishankar, petitioned the cell special request from the Chief Minister for the Government of Tamil Nadu to ensure that CCTV cameras are functioning in all tertiary institutions.
In his petition, the activist said there appears to be no grievance committee or grievance cell to address student grievances at the state public university, Bharathiar University. . “After this protest, university officials admitted that some CCTV cameras were not working and they assured that female security guards would be appointed in the hostels. It is obvious that the university administration is responsible of this incident,” he said in his petition.
NR Ravishankar also pointed out: “According to the verdict of the Madras High Court, a special committee should have been constituted in the university to consider the grievances of the students. It seems that such a committee is not constituted at all in this university to date.
In addition, the activist demanded that all higher education institutions set up a commission of inquiry to find out the failings that occur on the part of the administration in a dangerous situation that prevails in the home of the girls of the university and also ensure that all CCTV cameras are working. The state government should make sure of that, he insisted.