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Students block highway traffic in Mansa against private bus staff

Traffic remained disrupted for a few hours at Mansa-Sardulgarh road on Friday morning.

punjab Updated: Aug 28, 2016 10:36 IST
HT Correspondent
Students blocking the Mansa-Sirsa highway on Saturday.
Students blocking the Mansa-Sirsa highway on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Traffic remained disrupted for a few hours at Mansa-Sardulgarh road on Friday morning.

Students of Nehru Memorial Govt College sat on a protest demanding strict against the alleged misbehaviour of private bus staff plying on the route.

The protest which was held by left wing student union Democratic Student Organisation (DSO) and All India Students’ Association (AISA) alleged that staff of private buses often misbehaves with students despite them purchasing tickets. “Today few of the college students boarded a bus named Hagobind transport and after they purchased tickets, the bus conductor started misbehaving with them.

The matter got worse when the bus staff assaulted students inside the moving bus,” said Sukhjeet Ramanandi, district president of AISA.In the last six months, around five such cases have been reported where students have allegedly faced the unruly behaviour of private bus staff and most of these cases have ended after cops managed to strike a compromise between the student body and bus owners. Earlier this week, two girl students were injured as they attempted to get down from the bus, as driver didn’t stop near their college.