Ludhiana: The protest by students of the Punjab Agricultural University entered into 22nd consecutive day on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, hunger strike being observed by the students entered into 7th consecutive day. From last so many days, students were trying to seek the attention by selling vegetables, polishing shoes, cleaning cars, driving cycle rickshaw as a mark of the protest to express their resentment against PAU. However, the authorities concerned had done nothing in favour of the agitating students.
The students alleged that there were many vacant posts in the government departments, but the government is not serious in filling them up. “We are raising the issue from a long time but to no avail”, added students.
The students from streams, including PhD, MSc and BSc have been demanding jobs from the state government. They say that 600 posts of Agricultural Development Officers, 124 posts of Soil Welfare Officers and 40 posts of Horticulture Officer are lying vacant in Punjab.
Students announced that they would continue their protest in future if the government would not fill the vacant posts in the departments. They said they are meeting different officers and others concerned from past several months but all in vain.
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