Last Updated: 21st February 2014 10:33 AM
The government on Thursday announced that it had withdrawn two criteria, including possession of Aadhaar cards, it had imposed on students to avail of scholarships following Opposition protests in the Assembly.
The government had recently issued a circular listing the eligibility for scholarships, and this included possession of Aadhaar cards and non-participation in strikes and protests.
BJP, JD(S) and BSR Congress members had strongly opposed the two conditions on the grounds that it would affect the higher education prospects of students from backward communities. They staged a dharna in the well of the House. “The conditions imposed are draconian, anti-democratic and tramples on the right of students to protest any injustice to them,” the members said.
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