In protest over the discontinue direct elections for the students’ union, major student unions have forced over 100,000 students of the Himachal Pradesh University to miss their classes.

The call was given jointly by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), National Students Union of India (NSUI) and Students Federation of India (SFI) after college heads asked Vice-Chancellor A.D.N. Bajpai to disallow direct polls for the Students Central Association.

The joint coordination committee of students’ organisations has further threatened to intensify their stir if the dates of the Student Central Association polls were not declared immediately. Though, no incident of violence was reported from anywhere in the state, but many students, who came for the classes had to return home, which has wasted their precious time for the sake of politics in educational institutes. For the poll in HPU and its colleges, Vice-Chancellor Bajpai will take final decision after the tomorrow executive council meeting.

ABVP and SFI had history for forcing students to boycott their classes for their political gain, but NSUI decision to go with these two student unions has stunned many of its leaders as well. One of NSUI national secretary has condemn its classes boycott decision and said that NSUI was formed to maintain favorable academic atmosphere at educational premises and it works for the student welfare, and disrupting classes and objecting student to attend the classes is not its agenda and way of working.