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Student and Politics

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STUDENT AND POLITICS
During the days of India’s struggle for independence, the students participation in politics deemed synonymous with their involvement in the pious cause of attaining freedom from the clutch of British. Students imbued with the desire to achieve freedom, threw themselves in hundreds and thousands into the turbulence of revolutionary politics. Their active participation in the struggle for freedom was undoubtedly useful for they possess required zeal and energy and in those peculiar circumstances, they were fully justified in sacrificing their studies at the altar of political freedom.
But with the country became independent, the situation has altogether changed. The reasonability of participation of students in the politics is required a thorough review. We have to see what do we expect from the students whether we want them to become politicians of tomorrow or we want them to become an Administrator, Scientist, Judge or alike. We should also review the present state of politics in our country and its impact on students.
Politics in many of Kerala’s church-run colleges is now officially being inked as a dirty word. A recent High Court order allowed college management to prohibit student from participating in political activities within campuses. But student unions of major political parties such as the Congress and the Communist party of India- Marxist say they will appeal against the order in Supreme Court as it is against the fundamental rights.
At least a dozen colleges run by the church have already enforced the May 26 order saying student politics have often disrupted studies and led to violence and killing. More colleges across the State are in the process of banning politics. The influential Inter-Church Council of Education- an apex union of various Christian educational management in Kerala has also written to all the colleges run by it to forbid politics in colleges.
“We no longer want colleges to allow students’ unions to...

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