HPU Fee hike – NSUI ask DC to take action against
While, whole Himachal burns in the flames of protest against massive fee hikes, NSUI today gathered in front of DC Office Shimla and handed over a memorandum to the DC asking him to take action against joint student front (ABVP+SFI).
After months of protest, both ABVP and SFI had to form a joint front to fight against the massive fee hikes at HPU. The student protest was suppressed by the Govt. by imposing 144 in the campus. The images and the video shows how police harassed students. Many students were arrested including 5 girls, who were sitting on chain hunger strike.
Yesterday, the joint student front had organized a huge protest rally in front of HP Secretariat at Chotta Shimla. Many buses full of students were on their way to Shimla from almost every district of Himachal. However, the buses were stopped using the police. About 2000-2500 students couldn’t reach Shimla to take part in the protest rally.
When NSUI is asked about the act of preventing student from entering Shimla, it said the buses were stopped due to overloading and checking whether students are carrying any kind of weapons. Well, everyday, buses roam on Himachal roads overloaded, but no one stops them. NSUI Then, commenting on the brutality of police on HPU students, NSUI showed support towards the action
taken. They said that police just tried to maintain the law and order. The lathicharge was alright. Was it really alright? For us, it wasn’t alright or for anyone who went through these visuals it wasn’t alright. Of course, It’s quite understood that if it’s alright for Virbhadra Singh, it’s alright for NSUI.
As it appears to us, it’s a good trick to use students against students; the Divide & Rule policy inherited from British. Politicians have used it quite successfully even after independence.
Image/Video/Inputs: Tarun Sharma, HPU