At Request of JKSA; Punjab's LOP Partap Bajwa Writes to CM, Seeking Intervention in Assault and Admission Scandal at DBU Punjab

 Srinagar, Sep 18(KNS): In response to a request by the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association, Partap Singh Bajwa, the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab, has written to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, calling for immediate intervention in the ongoing admission scandal at Desh Bhagat University (DBU), Punjab, which has severely impacted Kashmiri students pursuing paramedical courses. 

The distressing situation at DBU involves the unilateral transfer of approximately 70 Kashmiri students to Sardar Lal Singh College, a move undertaken without their consent or will. This decision by the university, in place since the previous year, has placed these young scholars in a precarious position concerning their education and future careers.

Furthermore, nursing students at DBU have been protesting against the arbitrary decision of the university administration to transfer their admissions to a college that lacks approval from the INC (Indian Nursing Council) and PNRC (Punjab Nursing Registration Council). The situation escalated on September 14th when female students, engaged in peaceful protest, were subjected to a lathi charge and confined within a university building to silence their voices.

Sardar Lal Singh Memorial College, despite its affiliation with DBU Punjab, lacks recognition from the Indian Nursing Council, violating established norms and placing the educational and career aspirations of these young scholars in jeopardy. It has also been revealed that DBU admitted 140 students, far exceeding the approved intake capacity, which ranges from 40 to 60 students.

LOP, Bajwa, has sought Punjab Chief Minister's intervention in this matter, emphasizing the importance of preserving these students' registrations to allow them to continue their nursing education without further hindrance. He has called for a transparent and expeditious investigation into how DBU admitted more students than permitted by the Indian Nursing Council and to hold those responsible accountable for this serious breach.

Bajwa has urged immediate attention to this matter to provide much-needed relief to these young minds and ensure that their educational dreams are not shattered. These students have already faced significant challenges due to their background and the Kashmir Situation. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that their pursuit box education is not hindered by administrative negligence and arbitrary decisions, he added.(KNS).

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