Magadh Mahila College- a well-known women's college in Patna had thousands of students protesting in the streets of Patna on Monday, against government's decision to block the main entrance of the college to enable a convention centre's construction.
About 5,000 girls stormed for four kilometers, from college to Gandhi Maidan near the state assembly, the police said.
Slogans were shouted and placards were held, objecting the government conclusion to block the main entrance to the college to facilitate a convention centre nearby, proposed to be constructed at an expenditure of Rs.274.2 crore.
At some places in the city the traffic was disrupted by the students shouting the slogans. The residences of the superintendent of police and the district judge are being wrecked to create space for the convention centre.
One of the protesters said, "We are protesting to express our anger and unhappiness over the government decision to block the main entrance of our college for the sake of the proposed convention centre. We will not allow this to happen."
This protest is being supported by the he Patna University Students' Union. There has been no support for students from any political party so far.
Chanchal Kumar, building construction department of the state government's secretary said that the entrance would not be an obstacle at all."Only change needed would be to make that stretch of the convention centre L-shaped instead of I-shaped," he said.
The international convention centre which will be able to accommodate 5,000 people at any given time and which will have a parking space attached to hold up to 500 vehicles is what the government plans to build.