April 12, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: In a press note released by Aam Adami Party (AAP) here today its state unit leader and convener Gurpreet Ghuggi has strongly condemned the police Cane charge on the agitating students of Panjab University Chandigarh and also demanded to withdraw the sedition cases filed against the students.
In his statement Gurpreet Ghuggi squarely blamed the university authorities for not hearing the grievances of the students who demanded to withdraw steep hike in the fees. He said that Vice Chancellor Arun Kumar Grover had failed to address the issue and didn’t take the student bodies into confidence before taking decision on fee hike.
Furthermore, he said that police had no role to interfere in the academic matters and said that Vice Chancellor was fully responsible for allowing the situation to go out of hand, in addition to this the student organizations had given enough opportunity to the university authorities to open negotiations, However it was unfortunate that student agitation had turned violent. He also sympathized with the police personnel hurt while dealing with the students.
Gurpreet Ghuggi has called for an investigation into the violence by an independent agency while alleging that students were provoked under a deep rooted conspiracy. He said that police action was aimed to flare up the student agitation and no efforts were made to settle the issue amicably, Moreover he alleged that certain vested interests were behind the violence. In his statement he appealed to students to use restrain and launch peaceful agitation.
Categorically, it is the center government that has pushed Panjab University into financial mess and University Grants Commission (UGC) has not released the grants to run the affairs of university, Gurpreet Ghuggi added to his statement. He further accused the Punjab Government for ignoring the demands of Panjab University for higher grants since Punjab Government has its stake in the university.