National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) opposes new education policy aka privatization

Vishal Malhotra / Rahul Kumar Jha

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New Delhi (10/12/2019): Today, members of NSUI from all over the nation, came on the roads of Delhi against the privatization of education and the increase in fees in the university and protested against the government.

Leading the rally, Neeraj Kundan, President, NSUI while interacting with Ten News said, “We are against the government’s new education policy in which they are hiking the fee structures of every government institution and are privatising them for benefiting their pockets. This will surely affect the poor students that comes at these government institutions after clearing tough exams and work hard to make living and making the nation proud.”

Police dispersed this march afterwards and while doing so, the protesters damaged a DTC bus at Jantar Mantar area here on Tuesday.

NSUI activists from various parts of the country, under the banner of ”Chatra Adhikar” rally at Parliament Street, marched towards the Parliament House and were stopped by police near YMCA on Jai Singh Road.

Some protesters further sat on the road and tried to block it when the police and paramilitary personnel chased them away. The National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) leaders claimed four of their members were injured as police used force to dispersed them.

After the hustle Delhi unit President Akshay Kalra said, “Several of our members were beaten by the police. Scores of us are detained at Parliament Street and Mandir Marg police stations.”

But a senior Delhi police officer said no force was used to disperse the protesters.

“Around 35 of them were detained at Parliament Street police station as they headed towards the Parliament and tried to block the road when stopped by the police,” the police official further added.

Window panes of a DTC bus on Parliament Street were smashed by some protesters, he added.

Also, there was a protest in the country about decreasing employment in which students were seen selling pakoras and tea on the streets.

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