Kalaburagi, Nov 20: Activists of different Left and progressive organisations in the districts on Wednesday staged a protest march against police atrocities on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, outside district administrative complex here.
The agitating activists raised slogans against the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing them of implementing ''anti-people'' education policies. They also condemned the fee hike in JNU and other Universities in the country
During the rally, K Neela , president of Janawadi Mahila Sanghatane said, ''Offering affordable education to children of this country is the responsibility of the State. It cannot escape from its duty. Instead of strengthening the public education system, the Union government is making all efforts to privatise it, particularly the higher education. The fee hike in JNU is a part of this larger conspiracy,'' she said.
The protestors demanded withdrawal of fee hike proposal in JNU, taking measures to make higher education affordable to ordinary citizens, making policy-modification to realise free and universal education system in the country, taking legal actions against the police officers who unleashed atrocities on agitating students in JNU and releasing arrested students immediately and unconditionally.
At the end of the agitation, they submitted a memorandum addressed to the President of India to the office of Deputy Commissioner. Several Dalit leaders, students, left scholars participated in the protest march. (UNI)