By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 28: The Assam State Committee of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) is going to stage a demonstration at Jantar Mantar at Delhi on Merch 3 in protest against the rampaging ABVP members in Delhi University.
SFI’s state committee secretary Nirangkush th told newsmen in the city today that following a semir at Ramjash College in Delhi ABVP activists created havoc in Delhi University. “The SFI had to take a peaceful agitation against the incident recently when ABVP activists attacked the peaceful agitationists. Instead of controlling rampaging ABVP members, the Delhi Police harassed the SFI activists,” he said.
th said: “Because of faulty policies of the governments at the Centre and at Dispur education, democracy and social justice are under attack. It’s because of such attacks the SFI is going to stage dhar at Jantar Mantar so as to draw the attention of the Centre to the illegalities taking place in Assam on the education front. The State Education Minister keeps talking on change. However, something else is seen on the ground in the education sector. Even though one month and a half have been elapsed after the commencement of the Academic Year in the State the students are yet to get textbooks free of cost. No steps have been taken for provincialization of the venture schools in the State. The semester system of examitions is yet to be streamlined. We’re going to stage the agitation in Delhi in order to draw the attention of the Central Government to the decaying education section in Assam.”
Apart from the demands on the education front, the SFI enumerated four other demands – immediate update of NRC based on March 24, 1971 as the cut-off date as mentioned in the Assam Accord, issuance of land patta, immediate halt to the ongoing eviction drive in the State till altertive arrangements are made and declaration of floods and erosion in Assam as a tiol problem and its immediate solution.