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HPU turns into political battle ground after expulsion of three NSUI leaders; Cong demands immediate withdrawal of VC’s decision

Activists of the Student’s Union  will move the court against the expulsion of three student leaders of the NSUI following a “dictatorial” decree issued by the Vice Chancellor.

The issue took a political turn with the Congress party declaring that they stood firmly with the NSUI on the matter and accused the Vice Chancellor of playing hand-in-glove with the BJP.

The students had demanded that the library and hostels of the university be kept open.   At a press conference held by the three expelled student leaders State Vice-President Vinu Mehta, Yasin Bhatt and Parveen Minas along with NSUI State President Chattar Singh at Rajiv Bhavan in Shimla  this evening,it was announced that the student’s union would hold a rally on the streets of the city up to the secretariat.

Effigies will also be burnt at intersections. Chattar Singh said that the Congress chargesheet would include procedural discrepencies and disputed recruitments during the tenure Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sikander Kumar.

The issue of admitting ineligible women for PhD courses during his term will also be mentioned. These cases will be further probed into when the Congress government comes into power in the state he said.

It was unfortunate that the university administration had not taken any action against opposing armed student union activists who had created a mayhem in the university, but had instead expelled NSUI leaders who had held a peaceful protest demanding that hostels and the library be kept open.

The expelled students said that several students  had waited in vain for almost two hours for the Vice-Chancellor demanding the opening of the library.When they were not allowed to meet him, the students along with the NSUI leaders waited for the Vice-Chancellor again for six hours outside his office.

Later, after the VC finally came out, it was only to ask the security and police to them  forcibly drive them out of the premises.

Withdraw expulsion or face consequences: Rathore The Congress state President, Kuldeep Rathore has also demanded the immediate withdrawal of the expulsions, failing which he said, consequences would have to be faced.

He emphasized that the Congress would not remain silent and warned the  University administration to refrain from provoking students to hold protests of any sort. The Vice-chancellor was a stooge of the Bharatiya Janata Party and acting under orders issued by the party, he accused.

Rathore pointed out that while the students were peacefully demanding that the library and hostels be kept open, the VC had acted like a “dictator” and expelled them.

It was necessary to heed to their demands so that their academics would not be affected, he said. Backing Rathore, former Congress state chief,Sukhwinder Sukhu and Shimla MLA Vikramaditya Singh hounded the Vice Chancellor and demanded that he withdraw the expulsions.

Vikramaditya took to the social media and put out a facebook post that said “it is unfortunate that these NSUI leaders had been expelled from the HPU without a show cause notice, for upholding the demands of students. The Congress stands with these students. The University should not be politicised.”

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