Indore : SGSITS students protesting for suspension of exams during Simhastha were in for a surprise on Wednesday when their director Rakesh Saxena allegedly threatened them in the name of a former minister.
This worsened the situation and the protestors called some student leaders to build up pressure on the director forcing him to amend exam timetable. BE students of the institute had been protesting against exams scheduled during Simhastha for past couple of days.
On Tuesday, they gheraoed the office of their director to push for their demand of suspending the exams till the religious congregation concludes.
But their demand was set aside by the director.
To this, the students called up some leaders from student wing of Congress to stand by them.
When Saxena got air of it, he threatened the students in the name of a former minister.
“If you want to give a political colour to the issue, then I have backing from a former minister. I will neutralize your attempts in a political way,” the students quoted the director as saying.
Taken back by the threat, the protestors called student leaders Abhijeet and Lucky to support them. Saxena also threatened them in the name of a former minister and asked to leave the campus but his threats went in vain.
After nearly two hours of protest, the director after talking to some senior faculty members agreed to make minor amendment in the exam timetable.
He cancelled two papers scheduled on the same day and agreed not to hold exam on Shahi Snan day. To this, the students, who come to the institute from Ujjain said that it would be difficult to commute between the ancient town to Indore during Simshatha to them. Saxena announced that they would be provided boarding facility during the exam. After the announcements, the protest ended.
When contacted, Saxena rubbished the claim made by students saying that he had not threatened students in the name of any former minister.