Lucknow, Dec 22: Lucknow University (LU) students are demanding that the ban on birthday celebrations on the campus should be lifted. They are also seeking scrapping of entry and exit timings restrictions into the hostels.

Angry students have started holding demonstrations and are seeking the removal of chief proctor Rakesh Dwivedi. The students have dubbed both the decisions as dictatorial. Delhi: UPSC Aspirants Hold Protest Against Central Government, Demanding Extra Attempt To Clear Exam, Citing COVID-19 Pandemic (Watch Video).

It may be recalled that the LU had banned birthday celebrations after two groups of students clashed at the canteen during one such celebration. The LU has also set the deadline of 8 p.m. for girls living in hostels and 10 p.m. for boys in hostel. Entry and exit of hostellers will not be allowed after deadline. UPSC Aspirants Hold Protest in Delhi’s Old Rajinder Nagar Demanding Extra Attempt at Exams (See Pics).

NSUI unit president Vishal Singh said, "LU should tighten its security instead of not allowing students to celebrate occasions on the campus." He said that restriction on hostel movement is also uncalled for as most students study in libraries till late at night.

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