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ANU suspension of students for participating in Amaravati protests attracts criticism

ANU suspension of students for participating in Amaravati protests attracts criticism
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TDP MP Galla Jaya Dev lambasted on the state government and Acharya Nagarjuna University for suspending four students from the university, on Sunday.

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Amaravati: TDP MP Galla Jaya Dev lambasted on the state government and Acharya Nagarjuna University for suspending four students from the university, on Sunday. He said that the students were suspended only because they participated in the ongoing protest against the three capitals and demanded to save Amaravati.

Jaya Dev tweeted that, "ANU suspending 4 students for participating in Pro-Amaravati programme, & calling them Anti-Govt is highly condemnable. 2 of them are pursuing journalism. 1st don't they have the right to peaceful protest? 2nd isn't the role of a journalist to question wrong decisions of Govt?"

TDP leader said that Aswirvadam and Naveen from Journalism and Mass Communications department and Raju and Edukondalu from English Department were suspended from the University hostel by the Chief Warden, as per the instructions of the ANU Vice Chancellor. In their suspension order, the university clearly mentioned that, "They have participated in the anti government activities of AP JAC of Amaravati. The issue is referred to the University Disciplinary Committee to seek explanation from the students and to decide the period of punishment."

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