Students March For Peace on Campus, Against Private University Bill

Says Education minister: No Action Against Sankudeb

The Enforcement Directorate would question Shankudeb Panda about assets disproportionate to his income. The investigators are assuming that the Saradha money might have reached his personal accounts too. However, the State Government clarified on Wednesday that the colleges and the universities in our stat would continue to be guided by this Shankudeb Panda. Abortion of the online admission process, and hooliganism in the campus premises – these are the two vital contributions of this student leader to the academic sector of the state. Education Minister Partha Chatterjee admitted that neither the online admission process can be started, nor can the hooliganism be stopped immediately.

Today a delegation of the SFI met to submit a memorandum to the Education Minister to start the online admission process, and stop hooliganism in the colleges immediately. But the minister admitted that neither of these can be met immediately. SFI also protested against the Private Universities Act, extreme anarchy in the colleges and demanded for proper peaceful democratic students’ union election in the campuses. 

Today afternoon, SFI had marched from College Square to Dharmatala. The march began in front of the Calcutta University at 2:30 PM, and traversed College Street, Nirmal Chandra Street, S.N.Banerjee Road to reach the Y-Channel at Dharmatala. The students demanded peaceful students’ union elections, as well as immediate arrest of Shankudeb Panda after proper inquiry.

After the march, SFI raised funds from the adjacent areas such as Dorina Crossing, New Market and Metro Channel area. SFI State Secretary Debojyoti Das stated that around Rs. 3500 were raised today to provide an aid to the bereaved and needy family of Korpan Shah – a mentally challenged person who was beaten to death by junior doctors in the Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College hostel. The State Government has been doing its best to shelter and hide the accused.

24th December 2014