Published: 18th December 2020
Annamalai University threatens strict action against student protestors at Raja Muthiah Medical College
In the warning, the University stated that the students cannot be holding their protests in the midst of a pandemic especially since the college was designated as a COVID-19 hospital
Annamalai University has issued a warning to students of Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital to call off their protest. The University noted that a section of students had been gathering and shouting slogans for the last ten days and directed them to stop as the campus was a COVID-19 hospital.
The students have been protesting against the College charging exorbitant fees despite being recognised as a government college. They have been protesting over the last ten days and even stood in the rain two days ago, refusing to budge. On the eight day of the protest, the students wore black clothes to the site in the hope that the administration will hear their pleas.
In the warning, the University stated that the students cannot be holding their protests in the midst of a pandemic especially since the college was designated as a COVID-19 hospital in Cuddalore district. “This creates hindrance to the patients, employees and other students who are attending the hospital and affects the normal functioning of the College and Hospital,” the notice said.
“Unauthorised gatherings, creating nuisance and shouting slogans resulting in unrest inside the premise during or outside of working hours will not be tolerated anymore. This is a violation of rules and regulations of the University and will attract disciplinary action against the offenders. The students are hereby instructed not to indulge in any such activities and to discontinue their protests immediately, failing which appropriate action will be initiated,” the University warned.