Protests at HCU continues; Students demand that VC be fired

hcuThe tension atmosphere continues in Hyderabad Central University as few students attend classes, despite the call given to boycott classes today. For several days, there have been no classes held at Hyderabad Central University, where 24 students were arrested a week ago on charges of vandalising the chambers of the university’s top official. The suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student, at his hostel in January, has turned the campus into a volatile zone, with a section of students demanding that Vice Chancellor Appa Rao be fired. It was his office that nearly 150 students surrounded last week for six hours, before being evicted by the police. Nearly 400 students today are boycotting classes in response to a call by those leading the Joint Action Committee, which has representatives of student groups that say the Vice Chancellor’s removal is among their list of urgent demands

A committee that included human rights activists and lawyers says that women students were threatened with rape and that muslims were referred to as “terrorists ” by the police. Abail hearing for the 25 arrested students and two proffesors is expected later today

Medaram Jathara

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