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Protest against Haryana govt over education policy

Around 60-70 members of “2+5 Mudde Jan Andolan” on Wednesday protested against the education policies of the Haryana government at Sector 29/31 roundabout.

Around 60-70 members of “2+5 Mudde Jan Andolan” on Wednesday protested against the education policies of the Haryana government at Sector 29/31 roundabout. The main contention of the protesters was deprivation of quality education to children belonging to economically weaker section (EWS). Most of the protesters were later arrested under Section 107/151 of the Code of Criminal Procedure Act.

Protesters demanded the fees in all private schools in Haryana to be fixed. President of the group Satyavir Singh said,“This would EWS parents to afford the education provided in private schools for their children.”

Protesters also demanded the rollback of the order passed by the Haryana government recently of lowering the EWS quota in private schools under RTE Act. Haryana government had lowered the quota from 25 to 10%. Compensation to unemployed educated youths was also one of the demands. Adequate water supply for the crops of Haryana farmers was also demanded. The organisation will go on a hunger strike for three days starting Wednesday. The organisation said they would form a party and fight against the government if they fail to fulfill their demands till November 1.