The wall, constructed by Allahabad University (AU) to block the entry of individuals and automobiles from the principal gate of its science faculty campus on the Katra marketplace side, was reportedly brought down by protesting student leaders on the intervening evening of Friday-Saturday.

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Agitated student leaders reportedly climbed the adjacent wall of the gate and with the assist of lengthy bamboo sticks brought down the 9-feet-higher wall constructed on Friday evening, university officials informed.

A handful of months ago, the university administration locked this entrance gate, permitting access to the science faculty only from the gate positioned in front of Chandrashekar Azad Park. Nonetheless, some unidentified miscreants broke the lock a lot of occasions.

The AU administration felt that considering the fact that the science faculty had two gates, the complete campus became porous and vulnerable to miscreants who normally indulged in eve teasing and other objectionable acts. These unscrupulous components normally entered from 1 of the gates of the science faculty and escaped from the other without the need of any hindrance.

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Given that the lock on the gate was broken many occasions, the university administration decided to develop a wall in front of the gate to at some point block the website traffic. Nonetheless, as the function to erect the wall arrived on Friday morning, it was stopped by student leaders who have been opposing the vice-chancellor and the faculty management on some concerns for the previous handful of months.

But by evening, the VC, Prof Sangita Srivastava herself reached the web-site and stood there though the wall was constructed. Student leaders also protested in her presence, but the police detained them. Police have been also deployed at the web-site to guard the wall at evening as nicely.

Nonetheless, soon after midnight, a substantial quantity of student leaders reached the spot and tore down the wall even as overpowered police officers looked on.

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AU Public Relations Officer (PRO) Prof Jaia Kapoor mentioned, “The university authorities produced many efforts to close the side gate of the science faculty’s Katra campus as the safety of the campus was compromised as individuals have been creating it a thoroughfare. Closing the entrance by erecting a wall was a step towards securing the campus, but however the wall was demolished. We are assessing the predicament and will take suitable measures in due course.”

By Editor

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