The students of Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Guwahati have demanded for a gender-neutral hostel and toilets at its campus here.
“We’re sure to get permission from TISS authorities for such a hostel in Guwahati. TISS already has such a hostel in its Mumbai campus. We don’t see any reason for the authorities not agreeing to such a proposal,” Ratnadeep Barua, the general secretary of TISS’ Social Council, Guwahati campus, told reporters here on Saturday.
“We’ve already had talks with TISS’ Students’ Council at Mumbai on this issue. We’re yet to get any response from the Students’ Council, Mumbai. However, we’re scheduled to meet again on April 19 to discuss various problems afflicting TISS’ Guwahati campus,” he said.
At that meeting, we’re going to raise the issue of gender-neutral hostel and toilets at the TISS campus in Guwahati also. We’re optimistic to get the nod, Ratnadeep added.