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