Students of Mizoram Hindi Training College protesting against the principal

Aizawl: The indefinite strike called by Mizoram Hindi Training College Trainees’ Union against plethora of irregularities and maladministration in the institution was called off on Friday after the state government and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the state’s apex student body, intervened in the matter, sources said.

Sources in MZP said a meeting of officials of state’s higher and technical education department and leaders of MZP was convened on Friday under the leadership of higher and technical education joint director Ramhmangaiha over various problems faced by the students.

The meeting unanimously resolved to look into the matter and thereby amicably solve the students problems, an MZP leader said. He said that soon after the meeting, MZP leaders rushed to the protest site and informed about the meeting decision.

“The MZP leaders informed the protesting students that the student body has acknowledged the problems of the students and that it would take an initiative to put pressure on the government so the culprits are punished and their demands are met,” he said.

The MZP also said that it has filed an RTI to get information from the college, accordingly which necessary action would be taken.

After a brief meeting with the MZP leaders, the protesting students agreed to call off the strike and dispersed from the scene, the student leader said.

He added that an agreement has also been reached with the college authority that any will students will be allowed to sit for the ongoing second terminal examination and those unwilling should be forced to write it.

Students or trainees of Mizoram Hindi Training College have been protesting at the collage premises at Durtlang North here from Wednesday against various issues relating to negligence of teachers, termination of the college’s affiliation, imposition of exorbitant absence fine, poor electric facilities, non-usage of medical aid fund, exorbitant rate of bus fare and misuse of power by the college’s principal Louis Hauhnar.

The students also boycotted the ongoing second terminal exam.

They alleged that Hauhnar was a money-hungry as he used to charge absence fine of Rs 100 for one day and Rs 200 for half day. The college also imposed a fabricated fine to the tune of Rs 500 as special fine, they said.

The trainees also said that many students faced inconvenience after the principal terminated the college affiliation to Agra. They alleged that many teachers used to attend classes only twice a year but no action has been taken against them.

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