Sorry about my previous post.Stupid though! Thanku you for the patience.And yes here is the topic” Students of Chennai college go on rampage” Students go on strike…AICTE issue….”Back to back the colleges are going on strike. And this week it is our college. We had planned to BOYCOTT THE CLASSES from 10 ‘ o clock. i.e, after writing the cycle test. Violence was not the plan, SRM students!!! Definitely No violence! There were few guys who were involved in the RAMPAGE! I don’t know if they had earlier planned to go this serious(STUPID)…….Why go do this at NIGHT like criminals??? And why destroy our own computers? And the labs that we use? It is still unbelievable for me…..The previous night I had studied till 1:30am and had just slept. Since Appa had gone out of station I had left my mobile Switched ON. And I had just fallen asleep when the mobile went BEEP BEEP. Aw…..MAN! Who could that be!!! I tried snuggling into the bed and sleep ignoring that BEEP. Then again several more BEEPS! Ok it was time to go put that DUMB BEEPER OFF- I thought.
I read few messages all from different friends but read the same message. Do not come to the college tomorrow, college would be closed for few days. I was shocked! What does that suppose to mean?? And then this friend OF MINE, from hostel called up AT 3:45am. He told me that he was leaving the hostel and going to his native because the hostel students were told to evacuate. And he too told me not to go to college the next day. I turned the T.v on, to see what was happening. My stupid cable connection had some problem and I had to switch the tv OFF.And I came back to the bedroom and told amma not to getup early & prepare lunch. Next day (Ystrday) I stayed home. All the TV’s showed this as the headlines…and today’s newspaper too carried this as their headlines.Here is what NDTV had to say about the issue....
Alaphia ZoyabTuesday, February 28, 2006 (Chennai):
Students of the SRM Engineering College on the outskirts of Chennai went on a rampage after reports that the college had lost its AICTE affiliation. According to students, the Principal told them that instead of B Tech degrees they would get B Sc degrees.Enraged by the news, students protested violently on the campus, smashing computers, windowpanes and even the principal's car. The NDTV crew was also attacked by local goons and their cameras smashed and broken by the Kancheepuram district Superintendent A Amalraj. But after media pressure, the police have returned the tape.Police inactionThe college authorities have done nothing to stop the hooliganism on campus. Even the police seemed unable to rein in goons from neighbouring villages. In view of the situation going out of hand, all the students were asked to leave and the college has been shut down indefinitely.Meanwhile NDTV has lodged a police complaint and a delegation of journalists met the Director General of police, Tamil Nadu who promised a fair investigation.