PUDUCHERRY: The Puducherry unit of the Communist party of India (Marxist) condemned alleged police threats to students who peacefully demanded the distribution of laptops as promised by the government on July 15, the birth anniversary of Kamaraj, the improvement of basic amenities in schools and pressed for vacancies to be filled up.
CPM secretary R Rajangam said the students led by the SFI was organising a series of agitations urging the government to implement promises made by the government and the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Pointing out that the students of Indira Nagar Government High School agitated a few days back demanding the filling up of teachers vacancies for five subjects, Rajangam said the police officials allegedly visited the houses of the SFI leaders during the night time and charged that their parents were asked to come to the office of the SSP with their children with serious consequences if they did not comply.
CPM leader said his party would mobilize public opinion and agitate, if the police act in a highhanded manner against the students, who are registering their protests in a democratic manner.
Meanwhile, Students Federation of India secretary A Anand said the SFI will move the court with the relevant video evidence to prove police highhandedness, including against girl students.
He said the students were agitating peacefully demanding the distribution of laptops, as it was promised by the government from despite the provocation by the police personnel.