PU: Hunger strike of losing parties enters third day

The hunger strike by 47 members of the eight student organisations of Panjab University (PU) entered its third day on Saturday

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: September 8, 2013 4:32:54 am

The hunger strike by 47 members of the eight student organisations of Panjab University (PU) entered its third day on Saturday.

Demanding a re-election of the Student Council’s members supporters of Student Organisation of Panjab University (SOPU),Panjab University Student Union (PUSU),Indian National Student Organisation (INSO),Hindustan Student Association (HSA),Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad (ABVP),Student Organisation of India (SOI),National Students’ Organisation (NSO) and Student Federation of India (SFI) put up a united front and had declared an indefinite hunger strike on Thursday outside the vice-chancellor’s office.

The victory of National Student’s Union of India (NSUI) had not gone well with the these parties,who had demanded the university to re-examine the conduct of the winning party as per the guidelines of the Lyngdoh Committee.

The parties have also formed a Joint Action Commitee and accused NSUI of violating the guidelines by the alleged distribution of party T-shirts and pens,among other things,in the campus. It was also alleged that many bogus voters were caught by the police but were later let off with help from NSUI.

Meanwhile,the All India SFI has also joined hands with the protesters as they continue to get support from BJP,including PU senator Satya Pal Jain,also a former MP from Chandigarh,Kamal Sharma,president,Punjab BJP.

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