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Raksha Shakti varsity: Villagers plan protest rally

The residents of Lavad village in Dehgam taluka of Gandhinagar district on Tuesday decided to take out a protest rally against the setting up of the Raksha Shakti University on July 13.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
July 11, 2012 3:59:52 am

The residents of Lavad village in Dehgam taluka of Gandhinagar district on Tuesday decided to take out a protest rally against the setting up of the Raksha Shakti University (RSU) on July 13. The villagers believe that a police institution would destroy the peace of the village.

The state government had clarified that the 235 acres that were allotted for RSU were not gauchar ( pastoral) land,however the villagers insist that they do not want the varsity to be constructed in their village.

“Even if the land does not fall under gauchar land, the government has no right to give it to anyone just like that. There are hundreds of landless farmers and numerous BPL families. The government could have distributed the land to the poor,” said Vinubhai Amin of the Lavad-Gauchar Bachao Gram Swaraj Committee.

According to Amin,the main reason for protest against the RSU is that a university such as this,would lead to hundreds of policemen living in the village and could be a threat to the peace in the village.

“The police department is itself corrupt,it will bring us no good. The government should set up the institution in Ahmedabad or Gandhinagar city and not in a village,” he added.

The RSU is considered to be the Chief Minister’s brainchild and includes courses such as police science and internal security.

Currently,RSU is run at Meghaninagar in Ahmedabad. The protest rally has been planned for Friday in Dehgam town where residents from others villages are expected to participate.

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