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Punjab Govt To Lift Ban On Student Elections In State’s Universities, Says Amarinder Singh

March 27, 2018 | By

Chandigarh: As per the media reports the state chief minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced that student union elections will begin in universities and colleges from the next academic year.

Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh [File Photo]

The announcement was made during Amarinder Singh’s reply to discussion on the governor’s address in the Punjab assembly. Direct elections to student unions will now be held, the Punjab CM said.

“Congress had promised revival of student elections. We are fulfilling the promise,” reads the statement of Amarinder Singh.

Back in 1984 at the dawn of armed agitation during the Sikh struggle students election were banned. It is widely believed that it was done mainly to contain the influence of Sikh Students Federation (SSF) in the educational institutions of the state.

Meanwhile, last month  the neighbouring state of Haryana had lifted its ban on student elections after 22 years following which chorus for doing the same in Punjab became stronger.

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