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School students go hungry in Patna
January 22, 2005 14:33 IST
Last Updated: January 24, 2005 13:46 IST
Hundreds of schoolchildren in Patna on Saturday skipped lunch to protest against the abduction of a Delhi Public School student earlier in the week.
Kislay Kaushal was kidnapped on Wednesday morning when he was boarding his schoolbus in Patel Nagar, an upmarket residential area in Bihar's capital.
Earlier Report: DPS student kidnapped in Patna
"Hundreds of tiny tots are hungry as they have not brought their lunch boxes to school to express solidarity with their fellow student, Kislay," Vinod Singh, who runs an NGO involved in students' welfare programmes and is coordinating the protest, told PTI.
'Hamara Kislay wapas karo' (Give us back our Kislay), 'Bachchon ka apharan bandh karo' (stop abducting children), chanted students holding demonstration in front of the DAV Public School.
Many children have written to President A P J Abdul Kalam seeking support, Singh said. "Kalam is more of a children's President than a man of science and the students want him to be with them in their hour of crisis," he added.
Meanwhile, ruling Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who had cold shouldered a group of DPS students who had tried to seek an audience with him on Friday, met Kislay's parents.
Earlier Report: Lalu ignores kidnapped student's schoolmates
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