HPU student body meets Virbhadra Singh, CM says no to SCA elections

Intensifying the agitation to press the demand for rollback of fee hike and immediate holding of direct elections to Students Central Associations (SCA) elections in Himachal Pradesh University and 100-odd affiliated colleges, a HPU Student body today took out a protest march and gheraoed the state Secretariat. Dismissing the plea that the SCA elections triggered violence as untenable, the student body said the worst type of violence took place in elections to the Lok Sabha and Assemblies, but no government had come out with a proposal to defer the polls. Deferring elections on the pretext of violence was a part of a larger plan of the university and the government to have nominated student bodies which did not represent the students, he stated.The university had forced the students to come out on the streets and the SFI would hold statewide rallies through main markets on September 2. ~Tribune

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