Dehradun, The Youth Congress expressed strong opposition to the removal of SPG security given to the Gandhi family. The activists burnt the effigy of Home Minister Amit Shah at Eslehall Chowk in protest against it.
During this, Yukan convenor Sonu Hassan and vice-president Robin Tyagi said that the central government is acting with discrimination. Two former prime ministers of Gandhi family have been victims of terrorist attack. Even after that the removal of SPG protection of such family is not justified. He warned that if SPG security is not restored to the Gandhi family soon, the Youth Congress will be forced to take the road and agitate. Among those who blew the effigy were the acting president of the YC, Sumitar Bhullar, state secretary Pradeep Bisht, state convenor Mohan Thapli, Tushar Pal, Arvind Sharma, Saurabh Guleria, state spokesperson Vikas Negi, advocate Reshma etc.
State agitators will surround the assembly in the winter session. The decision was taken at a meeting of Uttarakhand State Agitating Forum held on Sunday. Apart from this, it was also agreed to form a co-ordination committee with students on the issue of fee increase of Ayush College and HNB Garhwal Central University.
In the meeting held at the Shaheed Smarak in the Kachhari campus, a special focus was on AYUSH students agitating against private colleges. Several student leaders associated with NSUI were also present in the meeting. Everyone said in one voice that the government or the governor should decide on the fees of AYUSH students. The fee structure should be decided according to the direction of the court. Also, the increased fees of students of HNB Garhwal Central University affiliated colleges should be withdrawn soon.
Senior state agitator Ravindra Jugran said that the state agitators will organize jointly with the students and form a coordination committee. If the government does not take a quick decision on this, a peace march will be taken till Raj Bhavan. At the same time, the president of the forum Jagmohan Singh Negi said that the Legislative Assembly will be gheraoed in the upcoming winter session on the issues related to the state and the demands of the state agitators. District President Pradeep Kukreti said that instead of fulfilling the promises made to the public, the government is doing exactly the opposite.