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AISA demands union election

india Updated: Nov 12, 2006 00:33 IST

ALL INDIA Students Association (AISA) activists took out a silent procession on the Allahabad University (AU) campus to lodge their protest against the varstiy authorities for not announcing students union election. The students also demanded ‘merit cum means’ scholarship to the students, besides removing the ‘peace-zone’ from the varsity campus.

In a communiqué, AISA state president Ramayan Ram said large number of students holding placards assembled at AU’s Hindi department and held a meeting. The meeting was addressed by Ramayan Ram and Prem Shankar Singh who expressed resentment over the anti-democratic policies adopted by the varstiy authorities. The AISA activists took out a silent procession from the Hindi department and reached the VC office through different departments.

Ram said the students held a demonstration at the ‘peace-zone’ and met the proctor Prof Jatashankar and DSW Prof Jagdamba Singh, who assured them to convey their message to the V-C.

Those present on the occasion included AISA secretary Rajeev Yadav, Krantibodh, Deepak Singh, Sunil Maurya, Sandhya, Sonal, Pradeep Singh, Gitesh Singh, Vijay Pratap and Pankaj Pandey among others.

SCS protest 

IRKED OVER anti-Muslim statements of Bahujan Samaj Party supreme Mayawati, Samajwadi Chatra Sabha (SCS) leaders burnt an effigy of the BSP leader near AU students union hall on Saturday. The students also held a meeting under the presidentship of SCS national secretary Dr Nirbhay Singh Patel.

Speaking in the meeting, Patel said Mayawati was not following the mission of Bahujan Samaj and was giving irresponsible statements. Ziya Qounain Rizvi said Muslims were loyal to the country and Mayawati was not working for the good of the country. SCS district president Sandeep Yadav said Mayawati had lost her nerves following the downfall of BSP and was giving anti-Muslim statements in frustration.

Those present on the occasion included Alok Patel, Savindra Yadav, Santlal Verma, Amar Singh Yadav, Ashutosh Pandey, Anurag Patel, Dhirendra Patel, Golu, Rahul Yadav, Jagdish Yadav, Sudish Maurya and Ejazur Rehman among others.