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Ramesh Chennithala seeks harsh action

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 17, 2019, 2:49 am IST
Updated Jul 17, 2019, 5:56 am IST
The SFI never allowed any other student organisation to work inside the University College.
Ramesh Chennithala
 Ramesh Chennithala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has urged Governor P. Sathasivam, who is also the Chancellor of universities, to restore normalcy at the University College by dealing harshly with the SFI which indulges in grave human right violations, undemocratic activities and other atrocities.

Expedite the police inquiry into the murder attempt on the SFI leader Akhil and initiate stringent actions against culprits, order detailed inquiry into grave irregularities in the conduct of examinations at Kerala University to expose students and teachers involved in the fraud, said Mr  Chennithala.

 

He also wanted a detailed inquiry to alleged irregularities in the conduct of PSC examinations, appointing a full-time principle at the University College and fill the post of Collegiate Director lying vacant for several months.

In the memo to the Governor, Mr Chennithala alleged that the SFI, Kerala University and PSC officials often connived to commit fraud and malpractices in examinations.

The SFI never allowed any other student organisation to work inside the University College. SFI activists stored lethal weapons on the campus to attack students who defied their diktat. A girl, unable to bear atrocities committed by SFI leaders, had attempted suicide. Teachers have been mute spectators.

 

Ironically, the tyrannical organization turned against its own members. The SFI also stands accused of moral policing, coercing others to join in union functions, political rallies and youth festivals, failing which they risk physical and mental torture.

Raids at the house of Shivaranjith, the first accused, have revealed startling evidence of a nexus between Kerala University officials and SFI leaders. The police seized more than 200 answer-sheets of Kerala University and forged seals of the officials, which raise serious questions. It is alleged that SFI leaders were given much leeway while writing the University examinations by the teachers and university officials.

 

 Another serious issue unearthed in raids has been the dubious nature of PSC exams. Most of the accused have found places on PSC rank list of police personnel. The Special Branch is probing charges that SFI leaders were given special consideration and allotted convenient centres for the PSC exam for police appointments. 

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