Amritsar : With Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh adamant to scrap the legislation relating to setting up of Amritsar’s Khalsa University (KU), established last year, the clouds of uncertainty are hovering over 300 students and fraternity of the varsity.
“As it amounts to tampering with the heritage of College, we will scrap the law relating the establishment of Khalsa University’’, declared Captain Amarinder few days back.
The powerful KCGC which elects its body every five years, is currently headed by Satayjit Singh Majithia father of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
More than 300 students have already been enrolled in various courses of the varsity at present. “Due to political vendetta, Amarinder is issuing statements in the media, asserting that he will not allow the University to function, which is hampering our admission process’’, stated Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina, a pro-chancellor of Khalsa University and honorary secretary of Khalsa College governing council(KCGC).
Chhina also added that the varsity had started its first session in August last year after the Act was put in place as per rules and regulations of the government. “Scrapping of the
varsity, nevertheless, will be just like killing an unborn child in the womb and will certainly have adverse impact on education sector”, Chinna asserted while talking to “Daily Post” here on Friday.“There is no question of diluting the heritage character of Khlasa College which remains as an autonomous entity and will remain so,” added Chhina.
He also asserted that the idea of opening Khalsa University had been conceived long back in 1934, by the members of KCGC, however, the same could not be realised due to the active involvement of the Indian Sikhs in freedom struggle.
Flaying the decision of the CM, Chhina quipped that it does not look nice in any way for a person of big stature like Amarinder to resort to such cheap politics.
Future of three hundred students and fraternity hangs in balance