Sri Chaitanya students slash wrists to protest lack of election holiday

By Author  |  Published: 6th Dec 2018  11:02 pm
Sri Chaitanya Residential Junior College
Source: Internet

Hyderabad: A few students of Sri Chaitanya Residential Junior College, Nagole campus, allegedly hurt themselves by slashing their wrists after the management did not declare a holiday for the general elections scheduled for Friday.

The girl students alleged that the college management had not declared a holiday for Diwali festival too and they were not allowed for any sort of trips outside the campus either. An audio clip of a student pleading for a trip of at least one or two days went viral on social media on Thursday.

“While all colleges have holiday for general elections, our college has not given us the same. Even for Diwali, there was no holiday and students are not allowed to go for any outings. It’s torturous for us and some students have cut their hands in protest. If the management does not heed, the consequences will be serious,” a student was heard saying in the audio clip.

Balala Hakkula Sangham president Achyuta Rao said corporate colleges were behaving inhumanly towards children without any sympathy, which may drive them to suicide.

Students complained to the Sangham saying that they were not allowed to even to attend to nature calls or to go to their room even if they were not well, he said, adding that the Sangham has approached the Rachakonda Police and that a thorough enquiry would be conducted.