A high scale protest erupted at Bhatinda’s Akal University after residing in hostel on the campus were allegedly asked to strip by warden to check who among them had allegedly dumped a sanitary pad in toilet.
After the incident, which too place last week, students in massive number staged protests at the university campus.
The varsity authorities initially described the incident as a small mistake but when the students held a protest, the university terminated the services of the four employees without taking any legal action. As per the reports, two security guards and two wardens were terminated following the incident.
“We received a complaint from the students following which a committee was set up and four employees were immediately terminated,” said MS Johal, Dean, Academics, Akal University.
“We are trying to maintain a healthy relationship and two-way communication with the students so that such incidents do not occur again,” Johal added.
However, the students have accused the university authorities of delay in taking action against the four employees. They also alleged that general atmosphere on the campus is extremely conservative where male and female students are not allowed to even talk to each other.
This is not the first tie when hostel residents at college campuses were harassed by wardens. Last year, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had ordered transfer of two teachers at a government school in Fazilka district for stripping school girls in a similar incident.