Protesters lay siege to Punjabi University campus

Protesters lay siege to Punjabi University campus

Protesters have laid siege to Punjabi University, which opened for regular offline classes after a gap of 10 months on Monday. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 16

Protesters have laid siege to Punjabi University, which opened for regular offline classes after a gap of 10 months on Monday. Work has been affected on the campus as teaching and non-teaching officials have been protesting over different matters since Tuesday.

The university campus opened for offline classes for select departments, including physical sciences, life sciences and medicine among others on Monday, while classes of business studies, law and engineering and technology began on Thursday.

On the other hand, university teaching and non-teaching officials associated with PUTA and A-class Officers Association closed the university gates on Tuesday to press for the timely payment of salaries, dearness allowances, depositing GPF deductions and other demands.

Employees associated with B and C Class Non-teaching Employees Association held a sit in on Wednesday over non-renewal of contracts of three workers. Rajinder Singh, president, B and C Class Employees Association, said they would continue their protest over non-renewal of contract of three workers.

Meanwhile, students owing allegiance to various political parties have announced protest for their demand for providing hostel accommodation and collection of fee for the current semester without late charges, on January 19.

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