People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
April 10, 2005
DYFI CAMPAIGN IN KERALA
Youth March To District Collectorates
AS part of the all-India agitation against growing unemployment, lakhs of DYFI volunteers marched to different district collectorates in Kerala on March 28 demanding the reversal of anti-youth policies being pursued by the Congress-led UDF government. As a result of the agitation, work came to a standstill in most of the district headquarters.
agitators raised slogans against unemployment, commercialisation of education
and the dangerous growth of criminal mafia forces in the state. It was pointed
out that the policies of the Congress government had further worsened the employment situation in the state as
there was a permanent ban on recruitment. Many jobs had been abolished and job
security concept had been altogether dispensed with.
education scenario, which was once famous for its universal base and merit
criteria has been restructured today as a market-driven education system. As for
the growth of the criminal mafia, the
DYFI said stories of mafia-police-administration nexus were
regularly coming to light and there have been allegations even against
Among those who addressed the demonstrators at different places included CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and leader of opposition in Kerala assembly, V S Achuthanandan, DYFI general secretary, Tapas Sinha, DYFI president, K N Balagopal, former DYFI leaders M A Baby, E P Jayarajan and S Sharma, DYFI state president P R Vasanthan and DYFI state secretary A Pradeepkumar.