THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Students Union (KSU) on Friday demanded framing a case against the erring authorities at College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, where a girl student was fatally knocked down by a group of students during Onam celebrations the other day. KSU state vice-president A M Rohit told mediapersons at a news conference here that the campus and hostel at CET have become a safe haven for drug mafia and criminal gangs.
He pointed out that KSU had complained to the college principal against the drug mafia and criminal gangs who have taken total control of the men’s hostel and campus of CET. But, the college authorities have turned a deaf ear to their demand.
He said that the KSU had filed five complaints with the principal asking him to seize the jeep which had been used to create problems in the past too.
Rohit alleged that the SFI leadership at CET was responsible for the unfortunate incidents. He also alleged that the owner of the jeep, which was involved in the accident, was the unit secretary of the SFI.
Demanded a comprehensive probe into the matter to expose all those involved, he pointed out that SFI, which is ruling the college union, is encouraging violence on the campus.
The SFI leadership should tender an apology to the student community, he said.
He said that students who have to clear many papers continue to occupy the hostels and engage in criminal activities, while genuine meritorious students, many from financially backward families, are forced to seek accommodation outside the campus.
KSU Leaders to Quit
Meanwhile, Rohit said that six KSU leaders who have been serving as Senate members at various universities in Kerala will resign in protest against the state government’s decision to appoint Irfan Habeeb, who contested as a rebel candidate during the college union elections, as Syndicate member at CUSAT.
Rohit said that Irfan Habeeb has been placed under suspension by the NSU(I) for contesting against the official candidate. The suspension has not yet been revoked. The KSU state committee also raised its objections before the Congress leadership.
He said that since the government is not reviewing the decision, KSU leaders A I Muhammed Azlam(KU senate member), Praveen P (CUSAT, Senate member), Nabeel Noushad(KU Senate member), Ashif V A(Calicut University Union chairman), Ranjith (Calicut University Senate Member), and Ajil Kozhy (KU executive member) will resign their posts.