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GB Pant Engg college students, professors go on hunger strike

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Students and professors of the here today went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding a new campus for the institute from the

They alleged that though had met students and teachers, and promised a new campus during their protest in April last year, the matter was still pending with the government.

The campus is proposed to be set up in 23 acres land, the protesters said.

In November last year, the All Council for Technical (AICTE) had barred the college from admitting students for the academic year 2017-18 due to lack of

"did not act on the promise of giving us a new campus, but he did send a new officiating principal to handle the protest in the college. The new principal has threatened students and faculty against protesting," Joshil K Abraham, a of the college, alleged.

Last year, had visited Abraham at AIIMS when the latter's his health deteriorated during the protest.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:25 IST