Students Protest and Boycott Classes After Bangalore University Finance Officer Files Complaint – Edexlive

Bangalore University Archive Photo | (Photo: Express)

Following on from the May 27 Bangalore University fiasco, students went on strike on Monday May 30 against a complaint filed against them. On Friday, students, teachers and union members besieged the university’s financial bloc, saying the VC had tried to illegally approve funds for development work.

Following the siege and block closure, Bangalore University Finance Officer R Jayalakshmi had filed a police complaint against some students. In response, students protested at the university, demanding the complaint be withdrawn. Additionally, the students had gone to the Jnana Bharathi police station where the complaint was lodged, to file mass counter-complaints.

For more than a week, issues have been raised after union members and several university associations alleged that VC KR Venugopal was trying to get the university’s finance officer to release university funds worth Rs 49 crores for development works for Visvesvaraya University College of Engineering (UVCE). Things came to a head on Friday, after associations and union members besieged the university’s finance bloc, saying those involved had tried to prepare bills and checks to disperse after-hours cash office Thursday.

Students staged a protest rally on Monday demanding the withdrawal of the lawsuit filed against them. They had also boycotted the classes and said it would continue until the complaint was dropped and the matter of the distribution of funds was resolved.