SUCI calls for 12 bandh in West Bengal on 17 July

SILIGURI
12 Jul 2017

Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) has called for a 12 hour general strike in West Bengal on 17th July demanding the reintroduction of the pass-fail system in classes I to VIII standard.
SUCI announced about the strike and also initiated a cycle-rally from Siliguri’s Naukaghat appealing all to support their demand and make strike success. The rally ended at Baghajatin Park.
Soumen Nag, SUCI state secretary has issued a press release about the strike on 17th July.
He said, “We have called for a common strike on July 17 in the entire state to demand the system to be reintroduced at the earliest.”
Speaking with media persons here in Siliguri Gautam Das, the District President of SUCI stated that the mental condition of the students has been affected ever since the state government removed the pass-fail system from the 1st to 8th standard.
Elaborating further, he said 37 year back the then CPI (M) government had abolished English and pass-fail system from primary level. In 2009, the then Congress-led central government in the name of ensuring right to education extended elimination of pass-fail system upto class VIII. Based on that, the present TMC government of the state enforced this no detention upto class VIII in 2011.
Our Party, right from the beginning, had launched sustained powerful save education movement both at state as well as national level against this brazenly anti-people education policy. A galaxy of luminaries, educationists and intellectuals as well as education-loving people not only supported this just movement but came out on the street to protest the pernicious move of the government. (EOIC)