Panaji, November 24
National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) National President Amrita Dhavan today alleged that the Government was trying to demolish the right to dissent of the students community in the country.
Addressing a press conference at Congress HQ in the State of Goa in the presence of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Luizinho Faleiro, she said the NSUI after its three-day National Executive Meeting held at Shantadurga Temple at Fatorpa in South Goa had expressed serious concern over the state of
affairs of the country.
She said, “In last two years there has been lot of unrest in the students fraternity. There is a lot of anger against the Government because it is trying to assault the autonomy of education. The kind of infiltration RSS is doing as regards the appointments at higher positions or by trying to impose the curriculum or in a way trying to impose their idea.”
“We have passed three resolutions-educational, political and one specific for Goa. As regards the resolution on education, NSUI has resolved to fight against the right-wing forces. There is an attempt to demean the educational institutions. Everybody in the country knows what has happened in the Film and Television Insititue of India (FTII), Pune,” she said.
“Then there was Rohit Vemula issue.The infection went to Jawaharalal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Everywhere in the country, there is a lot of misappropriation happening and they are attacking the student community because they have the habit of raising questions. Students have the rebellious nature. Universities are the places where you exchange the ideas. But everybody in these universities is in fear,” she said.
Ms Dhawan said, “In the political resolution, it has been noted that the demonetisation has affected farmers, poor, women and students community. Everywhere the students are suffering as they are unable to withdraw their cash. The demonetisation programme of the government has completely failed. “NSUI stands strongly to fight against black money but we want to ask the Government how much black money has been received. There are no figures coming. What they are claiming is the amount deposited in the banks. Black money is with the corporates, not with the common man. There is deliberate attempt to disturb the entire social fabric of the country,” she said.
Ms Dhavan said, “We have passed in the context of Goa as well because the state is going through important period. We saw that in 2012 assembly elections, the present government made tall promises. They made promise that they would abolish casino culture, would provide employment, menace of drugs would be vanished away. But none of the promises were kept.”
Panaji, November 24