ABVP agitation creating pressure on Himachal government
ABVP units affecting study in colleges of state
Dharamshala: The increasing stir for different demands in majority of the colleges in Himachal by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) could become a thorn in the flesh of two years old BJP government of Himachal. The ABVP units of the educational institutions has completely stopped the study in the colleges of the state. ABVP activists stopped conducting of classes at Shimla's Government Girls College by closing the gate on Thursday and shouted slogans against the state government and university administration and did not allow any students and teachers to enter the college.
ABVP's Shimla District Convenor Sachin said that at present, the way students are facing problems in the field of education in the state is indeed a worrying subject. He said, “The government has opened schools and colleges at various places, but no basic facilities are being provide . If our demands are not fulfilled in time, then the ABVP will organize more fierce agitation in the coming days. if the fees are not reduced in different educational institutions, the Student Council will mobilize the students of the entire state against the administration.”
ABVP students managed non-working of classes in many educational institutions of the state today by locking the gates. In Kullu College locked the premises from 9 am, shouted slogans against the state government and the university administration. Hundreds of students of ABVP student organization agitation outside the gate. AVBP leaders said that if the government did not fulfil the promises made with the students, then there will be a fierce student agitation in the state in which the students will sit on the roads blocking traffic.
ABVP also locked Nahan College and boycotted the classes. The ABVP did not allow anyone to enter the college and shouted slogans against the state government and HPU administration to fulfil the pending demands. ABVP activists in Degree College Una also boycotted the classes on Thursday and gathered in the college premises, shouted slogans against the state government. Student leaders have warned the government that if their demands are not met soon, a bigger students movement will be triggered at the state level.
On the other hand the ABVP activists at the Agricultural University, Palampur, ended a symbolic hunger strike on Wednesday. Registrar Pankaj Sharma and City President Dr. Pallavi offered juice to this batch of hunger strikers. Nine students were sit on a token hunger strike on Tuesday to increase the fee and increase in SFS seats. Similarly the symbolic hunger strike of ABVP unit Jawalamukhi was also called off.
The situation is almost similar in HP Central University. All three, Dharamsala, Dehra and Shahpur campuses of the in HP Central University also boycotted the classes on 4 the day in row.
Students say that even after 11 years, Central University has yet to find a permanent campus and facilities are rare at all temporary campuses. Students said that the governments plying politics to construct permanent campuses and misleading the people. Now the ABVP will continue its agitation for permanent campus of HPCU.
Students are demanding from the state government that the student union elections should be restored in the state, the results of the examination and re-evaluation of the state university should be declared in time, the permanent campus of the central university should be constructed soon, regular recruitment of teachers and non-teachers be conducted in Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur and Cluster University Mandi, withdrawal the excessive fee hike in Agriculture University Palampur and Forestry and Horticulture University Naini, 25 to 30 percent fee hike in Himachal Pradesh's ICDEOL Be taken back , basic facilities in government medical colleges should be strengthened and equipment . The students said that if their demands are not taken care of, the students council will open a front against the government.
The ABVP has also slammed Himachal Pradesh's new excise policy which has reduced liquor rates and approved keeping bars open in star rated hotels till 2 am.
“The policy also approved reduction in the price of liquor. the BJP government is adopting double standards, on the one hand, the government claims to make the state drug free and on the other hand it has reduced liquor rates and approved opening of bars till 2 am,” Said ABVP state secretary Rahul Rana.