- Students are excited since last 29 days
- picture of Minister of Education and Vice-Chancellor burned
- Conversations with the university administration were unsuccessful
Allahabad University: Students have been continuously agitating for a month against the increase in fees in Allahabad University. In this sequence, the students on Wednesday intensified their protest in front of the student union building on the university campus. Students burnt effigies of the Union Education Minister and the university chancellor on the university campus. Due to the Dussehra holiday in the university, the campus was quiet and only excitable students, some security personnel and media persons were present there.
Students hunger strike for 30 days
During this, Vice President of Students Union Akhilesh Yadav told the media persons that today on the occasion of Vijayadashami we have done the work of sacrificing their ego by burning effigies of Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Vice Chancellor Sangeeta Srivastava. He said we have been on hunger strike for the last 30 days but they could not even digest their heart. Manish Kumar, secretary of All India Student Association said that today we have burnt the effigy of Education Minister and Vice Chancellor against the manner in which the fees have been increased in Allahabad University.
Student conversations with the university administration were unsuccessful
Let us tell you that the talks of students agitating for the withdrawal of fee hike in Allahabad University failed with the university administration on Tuesday after which the students had warned to give the agitation a bigger shape. Akhilesh Yadav, vice-president of the students’ union, said the meeting with the university administration, which lasted for about two-and-a-half hours, was a complete failure. He said 20 students attended the meeting but Vice-Chancellor Professor Sangeeta Srivastava did not attend on behalf of the university administration. He said that in this talk about the students there was a demand in two points – firstly to withdraw the 300 percent fee increase and secondly to restore the student union.
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