With no signs of any end to the impasse, the strike by Uttarakhand Ayurvedic Medical College students over non-implementation of a court order against fee hike entered the twenty-eighth day on Monday, October 28.
While the High Court of Uttarakhand ordered private ayurvedic medical colleges to refund a hiked fee last year in October, the colleges have not followed the directive till date.
Demanding immediate reduction in the demonization of fees being charged by the colleges, the students of 16 colleges have been on a sit-in protest in the state capital, Dehradun, since October 1.
“We have to also see that if the affiliation of these 16 colleges are going to be withdrawn in that its case it will not be possible for us to adjust the students to our three colleges as this is also related to the future of our children. Therefore, we have asked the colleges to abide by the High Court directive and do as instructed so that students are not made to suffer,” Uttarakhand Ayurved University (UAU) Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sunil Kumar Joshi told Careers360.