AISA Protest Privatization in Education

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Patna: Activists belonging to the All India Students' Association (AISA) in Patna on Monday took out a march to the Raj Bhawan though their journey was cut short when they ran into a wall of law enforcement officials determined to keep them at a safe distance from the high security VIP zone.

The march was taken out to protest against the irregularities in the appointments of Vice Chancellors in six universities in Bihar and the government's attempt to encourage privatization in education by passing the private university bill in the last session of the state Assembly.

The march took off from Gandhi Maidan and after passing through Frazer Road, arrived at the Dak Bungalow Crossing where the protestors clashed with the police who blocked them from moving forward.

Students, realizing their march had come to an end, used the venue as a public forum venting out their grievances against the government policies on education.

"Instead of fixing the broken education system that is in complete shamble, the government has decided to ignore the problem and hand over education to a few businessmen. This is going to have severe long-term impact on the state's education hurting mostly those students who cannot afford private colleges," said one of the AISA members.

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