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Stir intensifies after victim dies

Teachers and students intensified their ongoing protest against the B.R. Ambedkar College’s principal after the death of lab assistant Pavitra Bhardwaj. Pavitra, who had set herself on fire seven days ago after alleging sexual harassment by the college principal, succumbed to her injuries on Monday.

Students against 90% DU quota

Students and teachers at large are furious over the Delhi government’s announcement to provide 90 per cent reservation for domicile in 12 Delhi University colleges which are 100 per cent funded by it.

Conditional pardon to kanda aide

Chanshivroop Singh, an employee in erstwhile MDLR company who had earlier expressed his willingness to become a prosecution witness in the Geetika suicide case in which former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda is an accused, has been pardoned by a city court on condition that he will make true disclosure about the alleged role of other accused.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.