Kannur | Students Federation of India (SFI) National President V Sivadasan today said that the students of Kerala agitating demanding issue of text books but the Congress-led UDF Government is using force to curb the agitation.
Talking to newspersons here today, Mr Sivadasan said actually the government’s duty was congratulate the students for asking textbooks but they replied with force which was a dangerous trend.
He alleged Education Minister and the government were trying to demolish the public education sector by joining hands with corporates by collecting commission.
Mr Sivadasan said as per his knowledge some secret agreement had made with private printing press for printing the text books without calling tenders. SFI demanded to conduct a comprehensive inquiry in this regard suspecting this crisis was deliberately created by the government.
As many as 378 SFI activists were admitted to various hospitals mostly with head injuries and 22 students been lodged in various jails across the state.
Mr Sivadasan alleged the UDF Government was celebrating the anniversary of emergency period by unleashing brutal attacks against students who were agitating for text books. Earlier various kinds of peaceful agitations were conducted by SFI in campuses but government failed to address the grievances.
To a question about the earlier announcement of Sivadasan that SFI will not obstruct the study of students by calling stir, Mr Sivadasan replied that SFI desired a peaceful agitation in campus and the stir is called while considering the situation and demands of students at time.
Meanwhile, DYFI State President T V Rajesh,MLA alleged the laxity of the government was the reason for delay in issue of textbooks to the schools and he justified the ongoing students agitation. But police are acting with negative approach to the students, deliberately.
He said 68 DYFI activists were injured in the recent agitation for text books across the State. He demanded the government should correct this mistake.
Mr Rajesh said DYFI will distribute the photostat copies of the unavailed text books in all local committees level on July 13 and 14 across the State. DYFI will also light Akshara Deepam on July 13 evening at all important centres across the State as a State wide protest.
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