A day after the Panjab University Senate gave its nod for the increase in the examination fees, the student organisations have started planning their strategies to cash in on the issue ahead of the students’ elections.
This is likely that various student outfits will come together on the issue and start a collective agitation against the university authorities.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) continued with its hunger strike on the third day since the Syndicate gave its clearance for the hike.
Saurabh Malik, the organisational secretary of ABVP, said: “We are going to continue with the hunger strike until the authorities take back their decision. Today (Monday) as the session began, we went to different departments to make the students aware of the situation at hand. We plan to take the students along and conduct a rally.”
National Students’ Union Of India (NSUI) leader Manoj Lubana said: “Our fight is not with the university authorities, but with Centre and the state government. Because of them we are facing such a crisis in the university. Making the students aware of the situation is the need of the hour.”
The student leaders are approaching other parties and convening meetings to chalk out long-term campaign like protest against the decision of the Senate and the university.
Student Organisation of India (SOI) president Vicky Middukhera said: “It’s a disgraceful attempt on the part of university administration and its employees who cannot even bear a delay in salary disbursal. It’s no surprise once again students are being victimised for not having their say in decision making.”