NSUI holds protest rally against MHRD in Kishtwar

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Kishtwar, May 14: Accusing government for spoiling the careers of students, National Students Union of India (NSUI) today held a strong protest in Kishtwar in favour of students of Jammu & Kashmir who are studying outside the state and suffering under Prime Minister Special scholarship scheme (PMSSS) that further falls under the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD).

Leading the protest rally Prakash Singh Dadwal, District President NSUI Unit, Kishtwar, along with scores of NSUI activists marched the protest rally from Dak Banglow Kishtwar to the office of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar and staged the Dharna outside the D C office.

While accusing the Central Government, Dadwal said, “The scheme was envisaged in 2010 by UPA Govt. through which thousands of students of J&K were enrolled in different colleges outside the J&K state, such that students of Jammu & Kashmir belonging from economically weaker section could be trained in different courses.”

“Students were assured that the current Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) would pay their fees, but unfortunately, the college authorities are demanding fees as MHRD has not sanctioned the scholarships in their favour,” he further added.

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Dadwal informed that due to this reason Harlal Institute of Management and Technology (HIMT) in Greater Noida, New Delhi has not issued the admit cards of certain students in order to prevent them for sitting in exams and these students have already missed two papers. He also claimed that some students have been asked to return by these institutions mid way without the completion of their courses which has spoiled the careers of the students.

He threatened that NSUI will not tolerate injustice with students and said, “If the problems of students are not solved, NSUI will continue its protest not only in J&K but throughout the country.”

However, after the assurance of Administration the Dharna was called off and memorandum in this regard was later submitted to the Deputy Commissioner. He forwarded a letter to Divisional Commissioner Jammu for early action.