Students to defy curbs on educational institutions

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 5

Students of Punjabi University have decided to defy the state government decision of shutting operations of educational institutions. In turn, the students associated with various student political parties questioned the rationale behind shutting the educational institutions over the threat of spread of Covid-19, while huge political gatherings and rallies are being organised by political parties. The students have decided to force the university authorities to open hostels, library and hostel mess.

Gurpreet Singh, leader of the PSU (Lalkar) said the students associated with student political parties, including All India Students’ Federation, Punjab Student Union, Punjab Radical Student Union and the Students’ Federation of India, rejected the decisions on Wednesday.

They said, “The educational institutions are the first where Covid related restrictions have been enforced. But election rallies are going on without any curbs.”

The students alleged that the curbs being put in place were for vested interests. They said the level of education in the country had already suffered a blow when universities, colleges and schools were closed during the previous waves of Covid-19.

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