Dehradun News: Dav College Students Climbed On Mobile Tower For Demand To Do Union Election

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After more than five hours, the students agreed on the assurance of holding talks with Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami on November 20.

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Students unions blocked the main gate of DAV PG College, demanding the announcement of student union elections in colleges of Uttarakhand and increasing the age limit by two years. After that the students sat on a dharna outside the college gate and raised slogans against the state government and the university administration. Meanwhile, two student leaders climbed the tower of the mobile company located nearby. To take them off, the college management as well as the police and administration had to make a lot of effort.

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After more than five hours, the students agreed on the assurance of holding talks with Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami on November 20. Both the students were taken down with the help of Police, SDRF and Fire Brigade and taken to the Government District Coronation Hospital for health check-up.

The health of both the students was reported to be fine. Due to the day-long developments, the students were not able to enter the DAV College campus. Due to which classes could not be conducted. At the same time, demonstrations were held in other colleges of the city on Wednesday for both the demands.

Student leaders associated with NSUI, Satyam Shivam, Aryan and other student organizations reached DAV College on Wednesday morning under a pre-scheduled program. The student leaders locked the main gate of the college. After that gradually other students also reached there and took part in the protest demonstrations. More than 100 students started protesting.

After a while, the college management, police and officials related to the administration, who reached there, kept on persuading the student leaders to protest, but they remained adamant on the dharna till they did not get concrete assurances. Meanwhile, at around 12 o’clock, two student leaders Manmohan and Aaqib Ahmed climbed the tower of the mobile company located nearby. On information, former MLA Rajkumar, Congress Metropolitan President Lalchand Sharma, Sanjay Kanojia and other leaders also reached there and talked to the District Magistrate in this regard.

City Magistrate Kushm Chauhan, SP City Sarita Doval, College Principal Dr. Ajay Saxena, Chief Controller Dr. Atul Singh, Inspector Dalanwala NK Bhatt and Karanpur outpost in-charge Deepak Rawat also reached the protest site. The officials persuaded the students to get off the tower, but they remained adamant till they got concrete assurances. The student leaders held talks with the Chief Minister’s Public Relations Officer at around five in the evening. On the assurance of the delegation of students to meet the Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr. Dhan Singh Rawat in this regard on November 20, the student leaders agreed to postpone the protest. Along with this, both the student leaders were also brought down from the tower.

City Magistrate Kushm Chauhan said that a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister has been submitted on behalf of the student leaders. The protesting student leaders included Sumit Kumar, Udit Thapliyal, Naman Sharma, Shoaib Ahmed etc.

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Students unions blocked the main gate of DAV PG College, demanding the announcement of student union elections in colleges of Uttarakhand and increasing the age limit by two years. After that the students sat on a dharna outside the college gate and raised slogans against the state government and the university administration. Meanwhile, two student leaders climbed the tower of the mobile company located nearby. To take them off, the college management as well as the police and administration had to make a lot of effort.

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After more than five hours, the students agreed on the assurance of holding talks with Chief Minister Pushkar Dhami on November 20. Both the students were taken down with the help of Police, SDRF and Fire Brigade and taken to the Government District Coronation Hospital for health check-up.

The health of both the students was reported to be fine. Due to the day-long developments, the students were not able to enter the DAV College campus. Due to which classes could not be conducted. At the same time, demonstrations were held in other colleges of the city on Wednesday for both the demands.

Student leaders associated with NSUI, Satyam Shivam, Aryan and other student organizations reached DAV College on Wednesday morning under a pre-scheduled program. The student leaders locked the main gate of the college. After that gradually other students also reached there and took part in the protest demonstrations. More than 100 students started protesting.