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Warangal: ABVP slams government for caning students

Warangal: ABVP slams government for caning students
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ABVP activists staging protest near KU Crossroads in Hanamkonda on Thursday
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Hanamkonda: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists of Kakatiya University (KU) unit staged a dharna at the KU crossroads on Thursday, ...

Hanamkonda: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists of Kakatiya University (KU) unit staged a dharna at the KU crossroads on Thursday, in protest against the police's lathi charge against the students, who tried to lay siege to the Assembly on Wednesday. The students also burned the effigy of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. The ABVP leaders called for State Bandh on Friday.

Speaking to media persons, ABVP KU president Madoori Sandeep Kumar said that student leaders tried to lay siege to the Assembly as part of their 'Chalo Assembly' demonstration. He criticised the police for caning the students, who tried to barge through the Assembly gate. He said that the Telangana government was trying to throttle the voice of the ABVP, which was highlighting the issues pertaining to education. "KCR, who made tall promises of improving the standards of the education, has now turned a blind eye towards the issues faced by the students," he alleged. Referring to the meagre allocations made to the education sector in the recent budget, he said that it indicates the government's apathy towards education.

The State government gradually reduced fund allocation to the education, Sandeep said. The fund allocation, which was 9 per cent of the budget in 2015, has drastically come down to 6.9 per cent in 2020-21, he said.

He demanded the State government to appoint Vice-Chancellors besides filling all the vacant posts in education sector with immediate effect. Sandeep threatened to launch agitation if the

government fails to address the problems faced by the students.

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