Students demand sacking of EFLU VC
Students demand sacking of EFLU VC. The Students Forum for Justice organised a round table conference on Friday at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram to...
The Students Forum for Justice organised a round table conference on Friday at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram to decide the future course of action after three students were rusticated from the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) a couple of weeks ago. The students were rusticated for allegedly breaking a glass door of the university library during a protest. The Forum, comprising students from 30 organisations across the state, conceded that the rustication was undemocratic and demanded its cancellation immediately.
“The rustication is nothing but an act of revenge by EFLU vice-chancellor Sunaina Singh. Those students consistently questioned the financial irregularities and corruption under her regime and have also gone on to complain about the same to the MHRD, UGC and CAG. As a result, the CAG undertook an audit in the university and found the present administration, including the vice-chancellor, guilty of corruption on many accounts. It is for exposing her corruption, that the vice-chancellor sought revenge against the students and rusticated them to silence all dissenting and questioning voices on campus,” alleged one of the members of the forum.
The members demanded that Sunaina Singh be sacked from the post of vice-chancellor. They also alleged that the present regime of the vice-chancellor was targetting the minority communities and students from the Telangana region. The forum insisted that rustication as a form of punishment be removed completely from all universities by law. They also demanded the withdrawal of security forces from the EFLU campus. The conference saw a gathering of eminent personalities across the state including TJAC chairman Prof. Kodandaram, and noted educationist Chukka Ramaiyya.
Protests to intensify
The forum has decided to press for its demands by burning the effigy of the vice-chancellor on May 26. The students have also decided to hold a round table conference with political parties on May 31 and stage a ‘Mahadharna’ at Indira Park on June 4. The students have also planned to organise a ‘Chalo Raj Bhavan’ rally on June 18 to appeal their grievances to the Governor.