Mahamorcha: CM gives a positive response to protesting students for their demands

"Education for all, jobs for all" shouted students gathered at the protest


Amid a massive uproar by the students, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday assured the student delegation that their demands will be heard and they can expect a positive response from the government’s side.

Chief Minister has assured us an official meeting in the coming days with the concerned authority to discuss our demands.” Maharashtra State Secretary of Student Federation of India (SFI), Balaji Kaletwad told Mumbai Live.

He further added that “we can expect a positive response regarding the same from the government.”

Ironically, in a country where students sacrificed their formal education and luxurious lives to participate in the freedom movement, today, were forced to protest against the Maharashtra government over the issue of education and unemployment.

On the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh and Paash, nearly 2,500 students from 28 districts of Maharashtra protested against the government near Azad Maidan. The students were outside Mumbai Press Club and as they started their Mahamorcha towards the Mantralaya, the police stopped them which led to a clash between both sides.

If our demands are not met, we will continue the agitation. We don’t care if we die,” Stalin, a student from Aurangabad.

The students blocked the road in front of Azad Maidan and were reluctant to move until their demands were met.

After the intervention of IPS Manoj Kumar Sharma, a student delegation including the state secretaries of SFI and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) were called to meet the Chief Minister. Students then vacated the road and moved their protest inside Azad Maidan as they remembered Bhagat Singh and his ‘Inquilaab’ in their slogans.

CPM MLA Jiva Pandu Gavit and All India Kisan Sabha Secretary, Dr. Ashok Dhavle, also extended their support to the protesting students and said that “they fully support the demands of the students.”

However, State Secretary of DYFI, Preethy Sekhar expressed her dissatisfaction after meeting the CM and said that this is just a start of a massive agitation.

The Yuva-Vidhyarthi Mahamorcha was jointly organised by SFI and DYFI over the issue of education and unemployment in the state of Maharashtra. Their demands focus on the betterment of education, to stop the commercialisation of the same, and to recruit youth in the government sectors.

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