(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 19, 2014
Students Lay Siege to Collectorates & Raj Bhavan
S P Rajendran
THE collectorates of Southern districts turned into a field of action on January 3 when hundreds of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) members, including many girls, laid siege to the offices and refused to budge. The police forcibly dragged the protestors amid a din of commotion and sloganeering and shifted them from the venues.
The protestors gathered in front of
The unrelenting agitators turned down the plea of the police officials to get into a police vehicle voluntarily following which they were dragged to a vehicle stationed near the portico. The activists resisted the move and tried to stay put by holding on to one another. The policemen attacked some of the students when the latter resisted the attempt to push them into the vehicle.
The struggle against the adament and anti-educational activities of the vice-chancellor of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU), one of the largest institute of educational excellence in the country, led by SFI is continuing for the past two months.
Demanding union elections and
removal of VC, the
students also laid seige to Raj Bhavan at Chennai on January 10. State
leaders of SFI J Rajmohan,
P Uchi Makali, R Stalin and
Meanwhile, a team of academics from different institutions has represented to governor-chancellor K Rosaiah to intervene in the affairs of Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) so that research work can be done peacefully in a suitable environment.