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Yechury faults VC, ministers

Yechury faults VC, ministers
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CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee\'s intervention in the University of Hyderabad issue, where a Dalit research scholar committed suicide due to suspension and alleged \'social boycott\'.

Seeks President’s intervention as Visitor of the varsity

Hyderabad: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention in the University of Hyderabad issue, where a Dalit research scholar committed suicide due to suspension and alleged 'social boycott'.

After addressing the students on the campus, Yechury told reporters that he will meet the President, who is Visitor of the university, to seek his intervention.Yechury said, "We will meet and ask the President on what basis you gave the best university award to the University of Hyderabad last year and this is what is happening here," the Marxist leader said.

He was pointing out at the sucide of 12 dalit students during the last few years in the university.CPM Rajya Sabha member Seema, who is a member of the university court, has already written to the President and also the Vice President who appointed her as the member to immediately call a meeting of the university court to remove Vice Chancellor Appa Rao.

She wrote that it will be morally not tenable for her to continue as member unless an emergency meeting is called to dismiss the VC, she said. Yechury said Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya and University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao should be punished as per the SC, ST Atrocities Act.

Terming Prime Minister Modi as the foreign tourist, Yechury said, “If you (Modi) have any time for the affairs of the country, we are asking immediately to dismiss both the Union ministers from the Cabinet and remove the VC from the university.

The CPM general secretary said entire higher education in the country is being manipulated and doctored to suit the ideology of the RSS and BJP. The larger effort is to convert secular and democratic Republic of India into to a rabidly intolerant and fascist Hindu Rashtra of RSS variety,
he added.

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