Tribune News ServiceSirsa, January 31
The All-India Students Federation (AISF) today condemned the diktat of Khap Panchayat, declaring a couple as brother and sister in Meham Kheri, Rohtak district. It demanded action against those responsible for it. A meeting of the state council of the AISF held here today urged the state government to initiate action against members of the Khap Panchayat. Roshan Lal Suchan, state convener, who presided over the meeting, alleged that the state government had been encouraging Khap Panchayats by not taking any action against them.
“It’s sheer vote bank politics that stops the government from proceeding against these panchayats,” he alleged.
The members decried the increasing trend of privatisation of education and alleged that the government was hand in glove with private institutes in fleecing students. “On the one hand, education is getting increasingly out of bounds for the common people and on the other, no fresh recruitments are being made,” the AISF leader alleged.
He claimed that there were that 25 lakh unemployed youths in Haryana, but the state government was doing precious little to fill 2.5 lakh vacancies in various departments. Suchan said the 27th annual convention of the AISF would be held at Puducherry from February 13 to 15, in which over 1,000 delegates would participate.