Student solidarity march: demanding reinstatement of student unions
Students, activists and supporters across Pakistan have gathered across Pakistan for Student Solidarity March.
According to details, the march led by the Student Action Committee (SAC), they present a charter of demands including the reinstatement of the student unions.
The protesters are demanding the education budget be increased to 10% and the restoration of student unions.
They are also demanding action against the corporation of colleges and Universities in Pakistan.
They want students to be part of administration, including framing course structures and scholarships.
They are also demanding democratic system and demand elections on campus for the unions.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry came on support on student march and tweeted “I fully support Restoration of students unions, ban on students unions is anti-democratic.”
He further stated “we can always ensure that students’ politics must remain violence free and regulations may be introduced for smooth functioning but ban on students’ politics amounts to limit future politics.”
I fully support Restoration of students unions, ban on students unions is anti democratic,we can always ensure that students politics must remain violence free and regulations may be introduced for smooth functioning but ban on students politics amounts to limit future politics
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) November 29, 2019
Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also tweeted in support of Student solidarity march.
end to privatization of public universities, implementation of sexual harassment legislation, right to student housing & the demilitarization of campuses. The spirit of activism and yearning for peaceful democratic process from a new generation of students is truly inspiring. 2/2
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) November 29, 2019
Meanwhile #StudentSolidarityMarch is trending on Twitter and students across Pakistan are Tweeting in support of the March.
Every student , social and political activists should support #StudentsSolidarityMarch .
We are always supporting such decent and progressive voices of civilians .
— Abdullah Nangyal (@a_baitanai) November 29, 2019
Getting off twitter now & heading to #StudentsSolidarityMarch in Lahore. May these students succeed. They're our future. 👊💞
— Tabinda Khan (@tabinda_m) November 29, 2019
"Jinnah told them to take a keen interest in the political events and developments both in England and in India, but he warned them not to take active part in politics, while they were yet in the midst of their studies.
— Fidato (@tequieremos) November 29, 2019
This is the (incomplete) list of cities where the #StudentsSolidarityMarch is taking place tomorrow. Nothing in recent history has united so many districts across Pakistan and its admnistered areas.
The youth is united to demand a just future. pic.twitter.com/337yDDdQRQ
— Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) November 28, 2019
— Atta ur Rehman Khan (@BaZabaanEAtta) November 29, 2019
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