We the people....


This post is about the on going protest in DCE. The sparks appeared on 4th March 2010. I remember we were supposed to have a class test that day and just before the class a senior asked all of us to go to the main gate to join the other students who had sparked the protest. We all got very excited for two reasons. Firstly we got a chance to see a live protest and also be a part of it. Secondly none of us really wanted to give the class test(engineers are never really "prepared" for a test...any amount of time turns out to be insufficient!!!). But soon we realised that it was not for fun at all. The cause of the protest was much more serious. We were being denied the right to call ourselves DCEites. The name of our prestigious college was being taken away without our consent(Here "our" implies the students and the faculty members). Our college was being converted into a state university and a lot of disadvantages came along with it. But one person who had his pockets filled was our "respected" vice chancellor. It was a protest against him and all such corrupt people. Some incidents that took place afterward really showed that bureaucrats and corrupt people can stoop down to such levels for suppressing the voices raised against them. Some students were expelled and some teachers were suspended. All because they dared to raise their voice. There was lathi charge on students. When we decided to boycott the mid-semester exams, our "respected" V.C. threatened the students that they would be expelled if they won't turn up. But no one did(except some very very few anti-social elements that are always there)!!! Because we all stand united. And we know that its the students and the faculty members who make an institution and such important decisions cannot be taken without taking into consideration their views. We know that this fight is against very strong people but we hope that it will yield something good one day.....

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