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Kumaon University student martyrs remembered

The two university movement martyrs, who died on December 15, 1972, in police firing demanding a separate Kumaon University, were remembered by the students of PG College and many student leaders at a function here today.

The chairman of Pitthoragarh Nagar Palika Parishad and former student leader Rajendra Singh Rawat organised the function.

“Sobhan Singh and Sajjan Lal, the students of Post Graduate College here were the first martyrs of the university movement and only who sacrificed their lives to create Kumoan University which was followed by creation of Garhwal University,” said Rawat. [more]