Ferozepur, August 15, 2012: Punjab Students Union today staged indefinite protest infront of the office of the deputy commissioner, Ferozepur on the demand of increasing the BA Part I seats at Shaheed Udham Singh College at Mohan Ke Hittar (Guruharsahai).
The Union warned the government that till such time their demands are not met, this protest will continue for an indefinite period.
Addressing the protestors, Rajinder Singh, general secretary of the Union, Sukhwinder Singh, zonal president, Rakesh Singh, Sehajpal, Amar Bajeke, Prince and Parveen Bhola and others said that in whole of the Punjab college seats have been increased but Ferozepur district administration is not serious about the demands of the students and adopted the delaying tactics.
They further said that on the one hand, Akali-BJP government in Punjab is claiming for ‘education to all’ and committing to implement the Right to Education as basic right whereas on the other hand, the students of Shaheed Udham Singh are struggling for the last more than one month but the government is not taking care of their demands.
The Union leaders said, “Today the students are fighting to get admission in the colleges and after that they will have to move from pillar to post, to get employment. Punjab Government working on the theory of privatization, is putting a limit on the seats in the government colleges and college fees are sky-rocketing with the result the interested students are being deprived of higher education”.
They demanded that the students seats in Shaheed Udham Singh College, Mohan Ke Hittar (Guruharsahai) may be increased and the students should not be compelled to intensity their agitation on this account.