Hundred of students’ along with faculty members of Dyal Singh College organized a Public Meeting against the Bifurcation of College yesterday ( on 22 February). The meeting was organized under the banner of ‘Save Dyal Singh College’. More than 500 students and many faculty members of the college attended the public meeting.
Students marched against the Bifurcation in the college campus culminating at the Amphitheatre into a public meeting which was disrupted by members of the ABVP who even resorted to manhandling not just students but also teachers. They also hurled sexist abuses against women faculty members and girl students’. The unity of struggling students forced them to back track and the students formed a human chain around the Amphitheatre which ensured the continuum of the meeting. The ABVP members were led by Ankiv Basoya who happens to be a student of College of Vocational Studies not even this college.
The meeting was attended by many former students of Deshbandhu College who had also faced the brunt of Bifurcation. Speaking on behalf of former Deshbandhu College students’ Pritish Menon an activist of SFI detailed about the problems they had to face during bifurcation because the question of infrastructural expansion remained unresolved. Faculty members of Dyal Singh College N.Sachin and Dr. Parihaar spoke at the gathering. They spoke in detail about the government agenda to dismantle public education system, the issue of Dyal Singh College in particular of infrastructural crunch and pathetic student teacher ratio continue to exist. They added that the bifurcation would put disparage the future of thousands of students at the same time restrict thousands of students weak socio-economic background who are able to attend college because of existence of evening colleges which enables to work and fund their education.