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Radical bodies slam TU

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2012 14:52 IST
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Raising its voice against Thapar University (TU) for abolishing the Punjab quota, the Dal Khalsa on Monday slammed TU and said that this decision of the university was unacceptable.

Addressing mediapersons here on Monday, Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) chairman Mohkam Singh and Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said, "The university is located on land belonging to Punjab. The management, under no pretext, can refuse to give quota to the sons of the soil."

They said that any decision that ruins the future of Punjabi students or deprives them of quality education was unacceptable to them and should be roll backed.

"The government must intervene and save the youth of Punjab from this biased approach," said Kanwar Pal Singh. "If TU says that there is dearth of talent in Punjab, it is a serious blow on the state's education system. If there is no talent coming up, the Punjab government must do something to improve the education system," he said.

Earlier, Mohkam, who was released on bail after 17 days of detention, slammed the government, saying that no arrests of Sikh leaders were required.

The KAC chief also criticised the state government for "indulging in vendetta politics" and stressed that the Badal government should concentrate on the development of Punjab.