Delhi University

DU student calls of hunger strike over construction of a 39-storey building

November 18, 2019

A Delhi University student, who was on a hunger strike against the construction of a 39-storey building inside the varsity’s North Campus, called off his fast on Friday after his health deteriorated. Raja Chaudhary, a law student, had been on an indefinite hunger strike since Sunday against the residential building. On Friday, doctors said his condition could deteriorate further if he did not end his strike. Following persuasion by teachers, he ended the hunger strike.

The students and teachers opposed to the upcoming building in the North Campus, claiming that it is being built on public land. DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi has also supported the students’ movement against the building.

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DU professor Bipin Tiwari, a faculty member of the Department of Political Science, too observed a day-long hunger strike along with the students on Tuesday, November 12. Professor Tiwari joined the agitating students a day after Professor Rasal Singh of Kirori Mal College participated in the hunger strike with them. Some of the students have been on a hunger strike since Sunday.

Source: PTI

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