Police foils NSUI march to Raj Bhawan; several protesters detained

Protesting NSUI activists being whisked away by Police at Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Protesting NSUI activists being whisked away by Police at Jammu on Tuesday. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 21: For the second consecutive day, NSUI activists protested for the aggrieved students of Cluster University Jammu, who are agitating against alleged faulty evaluation of intermediate semesters.
As the protesting NSUI activists, led by J&K Incharge Ankush Bhatnagar and State President Sunny Parihar, tried to march towards the Raj Bhawan, Police swung into action and detained some of the protesters.
The detained NSUI leaders were packed in a Police bus and taken to DPL Jammu where they were released after some time.
While, while protesting in solidarity with the Cluster University Jammu students, the NSUI leaders alleged that the university authorities were playing with the academic future of students, who have been declared re-appear . They claimed that the Cluster University had notified examination guidelines for UG intermediate semesters according to which there was relaxation of 20 percent syllabus and 50 percent attempt of theory part. “The university had assured the students that the marks they obtain in the theory papers shall be doubled as one time exemption but the same was not done in case of several students, who have been declared re-appear,” explained Ankush Bhatnagar.
Sunny Parihar appealed the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to issue necessary instructions to Cluster University Jammu for either modifying the result or notify date for the re-examination of the aggrieved students.