Teacher on hunger strike taken to AIIMS by police

New Delhi, April 14 : A teacher of the G.B. Pant Engineering College who was on a hunger strike to protest the institution’s condition was taken to the AIMMS forcibly by police on Friday – the 10th day of his agitation, students said.

“A team of about 80-100 police officers visited sir (Assistant Professor Joshil K Abraham) late in the evening and forcibly took him to AIIMS emergency saying that they cannot let him continue as his condition may worsen,” Anuj, a student of the college, told IANS.

Abraham had earlier been to Irene Healthcare Center in Kalkaji area of south Delhi, near the college.

Abraham is on a hunger strike against the condition of the engineering college, which, he earlier told IANS, doesn’t have enough classrooms, labs, and no hostel facility.

Towards the same end, students of the government college have been protesting since March 7 and many of them have been sleeping in the campus.

They also approached Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has promised to do something for them after the upcoming MCD elections.

The G.B. Pant Engineering College is located in a building meant originally to be used as hostel by the adjacent G.B. Pant Polytechnic.

It was started from that building in 2007 by the then Delhi Government, which also promised further 60 acres of land for its development.

It is currently situated in a land space of 2.8 acres.

/IANS

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