Law students strike against Sikkim University’s new leave rules

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Sikkim Mail

Gangtok, September 7:

The students of Law College called a strike at the college premises
protesting against the new leave rule notified by the Sikkim University.
Sikkim University had issued a notification about the new leave rules for the
students studying under the colleges affiliated under the university on 30th August 2011 according to which no attendance will be given to any students on the basis of medical ground and no such application will be entertained by the Principal in charge or by the class teacher at any cost except the student is interested to apply for zero semester.

After the conduction of the protest by the students of Law College a tripartite meet was carried out between the Human Resource Development Department (HRDD), college administration and students.

The meet was attended by Director HRDD TN Kaji from the department. The tripartite meet was held for almost an hour and after the meet director Mr.
Kaji informed that the meeting was held successfully and all the demands put forward by the students will be placed before SU for solving the issue as soon as possible. Mr. Kazi appealed the students of Law College to call
off their strike and continue their classes.

Likewise the student of Law College Binod Chettri said that regarding the new leave rules framed by SU, the students will be submitting a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of SU on 8th September and if the rules are not amended by the university authorities then the students will continue the protest movement.

Mr. Chettri said that the new leave rules is totally against the interest of the students; as per the new rules only 25% is allocated to the students by
the university which is not enough as sometimes leave becomes necessary in unavoidable, genuine circumstances.

The students of Law College had called for a strike starting from 11 am till 1pm but soon after the assurance from the director HRDD the classes resumed normally.



  • vickey palzor lepcha

    When DU is under controversy for setting 100% as cutoff, we have our students dissatisfied with 25% leave.
    Well, that 25% is meant for emergency which students fail to understand. I myself passed out from a University that had set 75% as mandatory, many of my friends had a year back due to their careless, and now Law students putting forth such reservations is mere lack of quality education in sikkim

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