Calcutta students’ hunger strike continues

Kolkata, July 22: The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms. Members of civil society and student organisations gathered on the hospital premises to express solidarity with the agitators. The students began their strike on July 10 after authorities at the 183-year-old state-run medical college notified that the new 11-storey hostel building would be allotted to freshers only. (IANS)