The PS of the Minister of Education threatens students, caught on camera
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav’s personal secretary was filmed on Wednesday threatening a student leader with a slap in the face and having him suspended, as the latter went to Yadav’s office to demand online exams in view of the crown.
Student leader Surya Kant told Free Press that he went to meet Yadav with a group of students to apply for online exams like last year. He was not available and the delegation was asked to wait.
After waiting half an hour, they were taken to meet Yadav’s personal secretary, Vijay Budhwani. They asked him to let them meet the minister.
“The moment we entered his cabin, we found him without a mask. We urged him to wear a mask and then we met the minister. I don’t know what made him mistreat us and raise his hand to slap us. He even threatened to have us suspended for our misbehavior,” Surya Kant said.
“We just wanted to meet the minister and ask him to do online exams. We were asked to come back after hours of waiting. We were told that the minister was busy in a meeting. But we saw several people enter his cabin to meet him,” he added.
Budhwani claimed that there were too many students and when he asked some of them to leave, they started shouting and misbehaving.
“I asked them to give me their formal notice but they did not listen. The video shows a half-truth. I had to raise my voice to silence them,” he said.
Barkatullah University and college students have been demanding online exams for a long time.
“I can’t put my baby in danger”
A student from Maharani Laxmi Bai College said, “I have a few months old baby. How can I come every day to take exams and put myself and my son in danger? If something happens, neither the college management nor the government will take responsibility for it. Management should reverse their decision and take offline exams to keep everyone safe from the virus. »
‘What’s the problem this year?’
Career College student Avineesh Mishra said, “Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had heralded the state’s good record last year in digitizing education. He had said that no one’s studies were hampered and that students passed exams online easily. If so, what is the problem this year? Will the coronavirus spare us if we gather to take exams and attack us if we gather to party? BU organizes an online exam for UTD students, why not us? »
“Many MPs have demanded that colleges hold online exams. Students also demand it. We had also closed schools due to Covid-19. We will certainly consider the possibility of conducting university exams online. »
Narottam Mishra, Home Minister, MP
Don’t Play Politics: Min
“The issue of student exams should not be politicized. The government is discussing with experts and VCs on the matter. The future of the students depends on our decision and we will make one soon.
Mohan Yadav, Minister of Higher Education, MP
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 12:51 AM IST