Guwahati, April 13, 2019
An FIR has been filed against the officials of the Gauhati University by a group of students from Pragjyotish College at Jalukbari Police Station.
As per reports, the students visited the varsity on April 12th, 2019 to file an RTI but were denied by the university authorities to do so after which they lodged an FIR. A student of the college shared a post in the social media platforms along with a video which went viral.
“It was 4 o’clock this afternoon, where we went to The DEPUTY CONTROLLER’s office, before approaching the DEPUTY directly we asked one of the staff members to seek permission from him, he denied his duty and when we asked him to make it a little quick because the office hours are until 5 in the evening, the guy named (Isfaqul Haque) who behaved inappropriately with us and when I personally took in charge to make a video, he grabbed my phone and threw it and hit one of our girls,” reads a Facebook post by a student of the college.
The post further stated, “Seeing the tension in air, we approached to the DEPUTY directly and he said, “you cannot file RTI, university is not incharge of your problems, your marks are not our concern.” The question here is, who are they to stop us from filing RTI? Who gave them rights to raise their hands on the student? Why did they destroy private property? The guy who misbehaved with us ran directly to the DEPUTY’s office and hid himself behind him.”