Bhubaneswar: Tension continued to grip the Gangadhar Meher Junior College at Sambalpur for third consecutive day on Friday as students locked the college main gate and sat on a dhrana again in protest against transfer of Lecturers and Readers of the college.
The agitating students have been demanding cancellation of the transfer of eight Lecturers and Readers. The college has 1,800 students studying in Science, Arts and Commerce streams.
Notably, the State Government had recently issued the transfer order asking the Principal to relieve the Lecturers by October 19.
In view of tension, the administration has deployed adequate numbers of police force to ensure that no untoward incident occurs during the strike.