“Selling Paan and Pakoda is not Employment”: YIA
DIPHU, Feb 08: As encouraged by the Kisan Mukti March, thousands of youth from various student unions, youth organizations, and movements from across India organized Young India Adhikar (YIA) March from Red Fort and concluded at Parliament Street on Thursday to create a national platform against the Narendra Modi-led BJP’s Central Government. From Karbi Anglong district, All India Students’ Association (AISA), Karbi Students Association (KSA), Students and Youths for Justice (SYJ), Revolutionary Youth Association (RYA) and others have participated the long march.
Thousands of youth marched in protest against the four-and-a-half years of NDA regime under which students in dozens of campuses, including JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), BHU (Banaras Hindu University) and Punjab University, have braved through sedition cases, brutal crackdowns by the administrations, and rustications.
The government’s anti-youth and inefficient policies have led to a further increase in the unemployment rate all over the country, which in turn led to a rise in the movements by students applying for jobs in the public sectors.
During the march several youths were seen holding banners like “Selling Paan and Pakoda is not employment”, “Is it wrong to dream of a Government Job?” “Laakhon padd khali par yuva berozgaar!” (lakhs of job-vacancies but the youth are still unemployed).
The students and youths organizations from Karbi Anglong participated the march holding placards written as ‘immediate scrap of CAB 2016,’ ‘No to Clause 8 of BLT Accord,’ ‘No Autonomous State, No rest,’ ‘implement Article 244 (A) of the Indian Constitution’. They later submit a memorandum to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into the grievances of the youths in the country.