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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

IS THIS 'OUR OWN' COLLEGE ... ?

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(Nothing said below is in any way any exaggeration. The next post with photos will stand proof for all these. This post is only a preparation for that future shock for you.)

Today is a very disheartening day. Our campus has seen something today which none of its alumni or anybdy related to our college would ever dreamt. HOOLIGANISM to the core … let out by some of our own students – against their own faculty and peers.

Students who stood for the college had a relay-fast last week supporting our casue. Today Faculty also joined this fast demanding quick justice. These people were all near the Washburn Gate. To show their animosity a group of bishoporic students with public address system started heckling us from the portico of the Main Hall. They even spelt out individual names of faculty and made worse comments. Our people never reacted to this. The police never did anything to stop all this.

Against the fast, the bishoporic gang had their own ‘eating fest’. Neatly packed ‘Jaffer Briyani’ was provided to them. During this time some stones were thrown into the shamiana of the fasting faculty. Probably that was a signal to the police! The police van left the campus leaving just 3 cops. Once the police left their cordon the ‘students’ started throwing stones against the fasting staff and students. It was a 'rain of stones'. (Later we found that around our revered Chapel these stones were in ready stock! Photos will prove this.) Defenseless people had to rush off for safety and the only way out was the road. They rushed to the road and blocked the traffic. They were chased outside the gate, even injuring the cops.

When the fasting people rushed outside the campus, the raging ‘students’ started violently  breaking the vehicles there. They were very selective. They broke the vehicles of staff. 5 cars of faculty were completely destroyed. They broke all the glasses and made heavy work on the body. They felt that it was complete only when all the cars were turned upside down. Two wheelers of the staff were also run down by the hysteric mob.

Police force came at their own leisure and concentrated on the group outside, trying to chase them off from the road but never bothering about the hooliganism inside the campus.

The hysteric mob then proceeded to Principal’s House. Photos in the next post would show how violent they were. They tried to break open the doors of the Morning Side. Principal’s mother, an 85 year old lady had to hide herself in the bathroom. Luckily the door did not give in.

Thinking that a car that stood near Morning Side was Principal's own car, the crowd did the maximum damage to that car and also made heavy damage to an omni van behind Morning Side,  Then they went to one the Wardens’ house – Dr.Silas. They were able to get into the house; broke the TV and audio systems. Their dog, Snoopy was able to chase the crowd and save the inmates.

With a heap of 7 cars and nearly 30 two wheelers the campus near the Flint House looked like a ravaged place.
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Image and video hosting by TinyPicI HAVE SOME QUESTIONS:

With my experience of 33 years in the campus, I have always found our students raising to the occasion always. How come that sort of students became so violent against their own faculty and peers? The whole episode, when happened before my own eyes, was so unbelievable to me who was in the campus for so long ….

One of the students on our side tried to passify me saying that out of the 60-70 gangsters that came against us only around 20 were our students –specifically from one particular class.. Some old students, who were ‘brought up’ by the bishoporic gang during the last struggle were there and the other half of the crowd was out and out hired hooligans.

Even this does not satisfy me …They may be just 20 or so … still HOW COME OUR OWN STUDENTS GO FOR THIS RAMPAGE? How come the traditional well mannered students became such monsters?

ANOTHER QUESTION TO OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE ‘OTHER’ SIDE.
Leave alone those who are on that side for some ‘BONES’ thrown at them. And also forget those who stand with davamani on ‘personal loyalty’. They have some great (!)  purpose!

But those who are there killing their conscience and still be on that side .. only those rascals make me wonder what sort of people are they and what is the ‘heritage’ they have inherited. How can anybody with some semblance of conscience be still there after this collapse of any decency. I really doubt their …. Let me not say what I really mean.


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13 comments:

மதுரை சரவணன் said...

varuththamalikkirathu.... payamaai irukkirathu.. kalloori enke pokirathu...? itharkku mudivu katta vendiya kattaayam irukkirathu..

தருமி said...

CARL JACOBSON writes ....


Hi Sam-

This is a total nightmare and I begin to worry that the bishop has
won. I guess you tried to send me some kind of message, but I did not
recognize the site. I am sure that Lawrie's letter is very important.
The outlook is bleak, but you are the only ones who can save the
college.

Carl

தருமி said...

RAMANAN writes ....

Sir
I was extremely shocked after seeing this image in the front page of dianmalar and also the other images in the blog.


ramanan
98 Zoo 24

Robert Manova said...

Am extremely shocked looking at what has happened to our college.
I was always proud of the conduct of our students who have never had a fight inside the college.....

The scenes and the news bring tears to my eyes....

May God and His faithfulness prevail over the situation.

Alwin said...

I cannot understand how far the students of The American college has degraded themselves to a mere rowdy.

Baranee said...

Shocked to see the pics in news papers..is this my alma mater which is well known for its dignity :-(.

Shame on Bishop gang.

Dick Riesz said...

Dear Sam:

Our hearts are very heavy when we see your article and the photos.

I too wonder where the inherent wisdom of students has gone, when some can participate in this destruction, and in pulling the image oif the College to a new low.

It is truly pitiful that a Bishop of the CSI can indeed be responsible for this matter.

More power to you - and thanks for these updates.

Prof. Richard P. Riesz

Anonymous said...

I JUST CANT BELIEVE THIS HAPPENED IN AMERICAN COLLEGE............

CANT THESE PEOPLE EARN AND EAT ?
FOR GOD SAKE BISHOP WOULD HAVE BEHAVED FAR BETTER IF HE HAD JUST USED BIBLE FOR HIS PILLOW...
WHO CAN BELIEVE HE IS A BISHOP?

MR DAVAMANI SEEMS TO THROUGHLY HYSTERICAL ABOUT HIS QUICK RISE....
I STILL REMEMBER HIS STUPID UNIFORMED BODYGAURDS STROLLING AROUND THE CAMPUS... I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW HE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND THAT HE WILL NEVER MAKE A HERO OUT OF HIMSELF BY SUCH CINEMATIC APPEARANCE IN THE CAMPUS(PATHETIC). MAY BE HE WANTED TO TRY A FIGHT SCENCE ON CAMPUS.



FOR GOD SAKE Y DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO HURT INNOCENT STUDENTS.

I AM REMINDED OF THE MAOIST TACTICS .... WHEN PEACE SETTLED DOWN OR PROGESS CAME IN AND THE ENVIRONMENT SEEMED GOOD ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE TO THINK MAO WOULD UNLEASH VIOLENCE ...TRIGGER CONFUSION AND TURN PEOPLE AGAINST EACH OTHER ..

PRO BISHOP PEOPLE ARE TURNING DEADLY....MY ONLY CONCERN IS THE STUDENTS ARE USED TO TARNISH THE IMAGE OF THE COLLEGE AND THIER OWN FUTURE.

ARE THEY TRYING TO POSE A SCENE SO THAT THE SCENCE AND JUSTICE WOULD TURN TOO MUDDLED FOR THE PUBLIC TO DECIDE THE GOOD AND THE BAD. FINALLY IT WILL NO LONGER BE THE 'BISHOP' CREATING PROBLEM BUT WILL BECOME 'THE AMERICAN COLLEGE PROBLEM'

I THINK THE BEST WAY TO END THE PROBLEM IS TO FIND A JOB FOR MR DAVAMANI WHO IS HOLDING ON TO AMERICAN COLLEGE BECAUSE HE IS AFRAID HE CANNOT FIND ANY OTHER JOB WITHOUT HIS FATHER IN LAW.

coskaran said...

126 YEARS OF CULTURE HAS BEEN SPOILED...DUE TO SOME LUNATIC ACTIONS

PRABHU
06COS39

Anonymous said...

Shame of you Bishop

byju said...

Samji,
we could understand the high handness of policing. We could also understand the immaturity of our student folk at this age. It is difficult to understand the Bishop who represents one of the schools of thougts of Jesus --the non violent-- does silent ''jasmine revolutions" like this....
people should understand the "value of education".

Venmathi said...

Worrying so much by seeing your pictures and videos one by one. Its really pathetic to see this kind of unwanted and rude activities in this prestigious institution. For the last 5 years, our college is facing different kind of problems, now suddenly its erupted. If someone from outside the college does like this, certainly the unity of the American college can shield and protect, but now within the college itself if 2 or 3 groups are there, then no one can stop it. Its easy for culprits to enter and split. Its very important to shield the college from evil forces, God only can save this Great Institution. Praying for that.

gp reuben said...

shame on you who stood as mute witness to the student's rampage. shame on you to instigate and watch pointed targets being destroyed. so, you all have brought great glory to the image of the college? what a shame. what were the so called "administration" of the college doing. how many disciplinary committee meeting were held to question student's action on campus. this is what you want the college to be?