SOL students protest outside Delhi Secretariat

New Delhi, Feb 17: Scores of students of Delhi University's School of Open Learning (SOL) on Tuesday staged a protest outside Delhi Secretariat here, demanding regular classes and new colleges in the national capital.

The protestors, under the banner of Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS), raised slogans in favour of their demands. Students, who are pursuing correspondence courses from DU's SOL, reached the Secretariat around 11.40 am and started their protest.

SOL students protest in Delhi

"In the last 30 years, only two colleges have been built despite the fact that the number of students has been increasing every year, which has led to soaring college cut offs. Most students have not been able to get admission in colleges due to this," Dinesh Kumar, convenor of KYS, said.

Noting that there are 28 colleges of Delhi government affiliated to DU, he said, "We have come here to demand that at least classes be started in these colleges so that students pursuing correspondence courses can attend regular classes".

"We also demand that libraries of government's colleges be open for these students so that they can study properly," he said.

The protestors called off their stir when police intervened in the matter. Later, they submitted their memorandum in the office of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.


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