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Land Save committee of Punjabi University holds hunger strike

punjab Updated: Mar 04, 2014 23:03 IST
HT Correspondent

The Land Saves committee of Punjabi University Patiala on Tuesday sat on the hunger strike against the decision of University to grant his six acre land for the residential Adarsh Model School to Punjab Government including to publicise the signed memorandum about the land given for the School, at the front of Vice chancellor office in Patiala.

The Land Save Committee which is joint action committee of Democratic Students Organisation (DSO) and Punjab Student Union (PSU), has demanded that Memorandum to grant the land to which had been signed between the government and university to build the School should be publicised.

Amandeep Singh, General Sectary of PSU alleged that university is facing shortage of land in its campus and despite that they handed over six acres land to the government.
"Land could use for the making hostels, parking places and other needs in which university facing problems so that students of the university would get the benefit", he added.

The members also alleged that decision of the university administration is one sided and it is a violation of democratic rights.

In the meeting with Vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh the actual memorandum has shown to the committee members and said that new school will come under Punjab School Education Board and it will not give to use for private benefits.

But committee members alleged that there is no clarification about the education to the finically weak children's and the parameters of the poverty are not defined.

The demand about to publicise the Memorandum, vice chancellor has said it will be publicised after discussing in the syndicate meeting of the university on February 21.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa also faced the protest from the students when he was arrived to attend the meeting in university.

After getting assurance from university administration committee members postponed their hunger strike till March 21 and threaten to stage their protest on wider level if the mutual consideration will not take place.

Among the students, Amandeep Deol, Jaswinder Singh Brar, Joga Singh were present during the hunger strike.