Protesting against the government’s decision to impose curbs on political activity on college campuses, the SFI on Tuesday organised ‘democracy protection’ meetings across the state on Tuesday.
The meeting in Kannur was inaugurated by SFI national president V Sivadasan. In Alappuzha and Malappuram, the meetings were inaugurated by SFI state president Shiju Khan and state secretary T P Bineesh respectively. SFI leaders said that they would oppose the government’s move to ban campus politics as it “threatened the right to form unions which is guaranteed to the citizens by the Constitution’’. The State Government had recently informed the Kerala High Court that it proposed to ban political activities in colleges.
In an affidavit, the government said no student organisation would be allowed to function on the campus without the permission of the principal.
The government stand that CCTV cameras could be installed on the campus to maintain discipline, had irked student unions, including the SFI, which unanimously condemned the move.