Students decry UoM for withholding degree results

Plethora of protests mark Monday in Mysuru

Students of various colleges, under the banner of All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO), staged a protest against the University of Mysore (UoM) for withholding the results of degree courses for not paying full fees, in front of Crawford Hall, in the city, on Monday.

The agitators alleged that the UoM has not announced the results of 22 degree colleges in Mysuru, Chamarajanagar, Hassan and Mandya districts, under its purview. The students demanded the varsity to announce the results without delay. The agitators said, the results have been withheld as the institutions have failed to pay the fee towards UoM centenary celebrations. The students raised slogans against the varsity authorities and also threatened to intensify the protest, if the results are not announced immediately.

Similarly, the city witnessed a series of protests on the day. Members of BJP youth wing staged a protest at Gandhi Square, against the State government in connection with the suicide of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) member Abhishek in Sringeri of Chikkamagaluru district.

BJP workers said, the state government should owe responsibility for the death of Abhishek. “Abhishek committed suicide after a police complaint was registered against him and a few others due to a clash between ABVP and members of the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), the student wing of the Congress party,” they said.

Workers of Gram Panchayats in the district, under the banner of Karnataka Rajya Gram Panchayat Naukarara Sangha, staged a protest, in front of the Zilla Panchayat office here, seeking minimum wages and fulfilment of other demands. The agitators said that as many as 3,000 workers were serving in 268 GPs and a majority of the GPs have failed to implement minimum wages as per the state government’s order and a few GPs have not paid salary of the employees since many months. The agitators demanded to hike their salary to Rs 18,000 per month.

Meanwhile, members of Vikalachetanara Abhyudaya Vedike staged a protest against the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) officials in front of the MCC office on Sayyaji Rao Road alleging delay in sanctioning of various benefits to physically challenged people. The agitators alleged that the authorities were not sanctioning funds to physically challenged people under various welfare schemes.

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