Express news service Posted online: Thu Apr 25 2013, 02:19 hrs
Chandigarh : The students of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, continued their hunger strike on Wednesday. Members of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) also came forward to support the protest.
“The authorities are trying to suppress the students by not meeting their demands. We have a central secretariat at Delhi which helps the students of such institutes whose voices are not heard by the authorities,” said Srinivas, National Secretary (North), ABVP.
He further said, “If the demands are not met then we will try to take up the matter in the Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha. We will also keep the issue in front of the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry and Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers.”
Meanwhile, two more girls have been taken to hospital as the glucose level in their body reduced due to the hunger strike.
There was no medical facility available in the campus when the condition of the students deteriorated. The students thus called for an ambulance to take the girls to the hospital.
The hunger strike by the students of NIPER have reached the second day and till now four students have been taken to hospital due to exhaustion.
The students are on an indefinite hunger strike till their demands are met by the authorities.