Parambans S Romana says YAD will not tolerate reduction of territorial jurisdiction of the University by disaffiliating 200 colleges across seven districts in Punjab in Malwa belt
Demands immediate elections to the Senate and Syndicate
Says Punjab Governor should be made Chancellor of the University
Targets VC Dr Raj Kumar for implementing RSS-BJP agenda
Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : Youth Akali Dal (YAD) President Parambans Singh
Romana today demanded the Panjab University withdraw the Chancellor’s High Level Committee report which was aimed at handing over the university to the RSS-BJP combine as well as ending its democratic and elective nature immediately failing which the YAD and the Students Organization of India (SOI) would hold a massive protest in front of the vice chancellor’s office on July 12.
Addressing a press conference here along with PU Students Council President Chetan Chaudhary, the YAD President said “we will not tolerate any step to reduce the territorial jurisdiction of the University to the outskirts of the union territory as proposed by the High Level Committee by disaffiliating nearly 200 colleges spread over seven districts in the State in the Malwa belt”.
Mr Parambans Romana also demanded immediate elections to the varsity’s Senate and Syndicate. He said Vice Chancellor Dr Raj Kumar was even trying to sidestep the directions of the high court to take out a schedule for holding of the elections by sending letters to the Punjab, Haryana and Himachal governments asking whether elections should be held in view of the Covid pandemic. “Both Haryana and Himachal have BJP governments and we know they will work as per the wishes of the Vice Chancellor who is not holding elections to the two autonomous bodies deliberately to bring the varsity directly under RSS-BJP control”.
The YAD also demanded that since earlier the Chancellor of the University used to be the Governor of Punjab and an interim order had given this charge to the Vice President, the same should be rescinded.
Giving details, Mr Romana said vice chancellor Dr Raj Kumar was directly responsible for changing the character of the University in league with the RSS and the BJP. “It is clear that the RSS wants to use the University to brainwash the youth of the region as per the agenda of the RSS”. He said it was with this in mind that the character of both the Senate and the Syndicate were proposed to be changed by the High Level Committee. “Under the new proposal the Senate, which is a fifteen member body of members elected from the registered graduates’ constituency, will be whittled down to four members all of whom will be