Veterinary college students protest, boycott classes

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 8: A large number of unemployed veterinary graduates and PG/PhD students held a demonstration in SKUAST Campus R S Pura premises in protest against the injustice meted out to them through the hands of State Government and boycotted classes.
The protesters demanded that the veterinary colleges both at Jammu and Srinagar be closed as about 100 students are admitted in the two colleges every year through competitive level examination.
The protesters accused the Government of not creating posts till 1980 & they also blamed Government for its failure in not clearing the pending file of 420 posts as the file is gathering dust in Finance Department. They said besides 220 posts were also not cleared by DPC.
The protesters criticizing the Finance Minister said that he was not clearing the file as in his opinion Animal Husbandry Department is a defunct Department and it does not contribute to the economy. Terming it totally unjustified they said the major portion of the State’s economy is dependent on Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Agriculture.