Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 22: After a gap of 18 years, Kerala Students Union (KSU), the student wing of Congress party, has formed a unit in the University College, here on Monday.
However, the Campus witnessed clashes soon after the formation of the unit as the pro-CPI (M) student union, Student Federation of India (SFI) is only having the unit in the college. The formation of the unit was announced in front of the Secretariat where the KSU activists were staging an indefinite hunger strike seeking action against SFI activists who stabbed their fellow student Akhil.
Later, the agitating students also staged a protest march to the University College seeking freedom for their union activities.The new office bearers elected are Amal Chandran as Unit President, Arya S Nair Vice President, S Achuth, Secretary, Aishwarya Joseph, Joint secretary, Amal, treasurer, Gopan P M and Ishaan M, executive members.
The University College, which was closed after the stabbing incident on July 12 opened on Monday. The students and other staff including teachers were permitted to enter the college only after showing their identity cards. (UNI)