50 UoH faculty members go on casual leave en masse

50 UoH faculty members go on casual leave en masse
Highlights

About 50 faculty members of SC/ST Faculty Forum and concerned faculty members of University of Hyderabad (UoH) went on mass casual leave on Tuesday in protest against the series of human rights violations following the protests by students on March 22. The teachers lamented that the police resorted to unwarranted and disproportionate show of force on the protesting students and neutral bystanders.

Hyderabad: About 50 faculty members of SC/ST Faculty Forum and concerned faculty members of University of Hyderabad (UoH) went on mass casual leave on Tuesday in protest against the series of human rights violations following the protests by students on March 22. The teachers lamented that the police resorted to unwarranted and disproportionate show of force on the protesting students and neutral bystanders.

They further said that several students and two faculty members were arrested and there was threat of more arrests. “An unwarranted beating up of the protesters continued even after their arrests. From afternoon of March 22, all essential services, especially food and water on the campus in particularly in students’ hostels, were unilaterally stopped.

The university administration made no alternative arrangements to alleviate the distressing situation on the campus,” said SC/ST Faculty Forum and concerned faculty members. “Against all this and against continued denial of justice to Rohith Vemula and other suspended students, we, the SC/ST Faculty Forum and concerned faculty members of the University of Hyderabad, are going on a mass casual leave,” they said.

Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice of HCU appealed to the students to use blue ribbons as a means of protest, declaration and reminder of the fact that ‘our fight is still on’ while going about classes, labs and other activities. “We appeal to the students and faculty of University of Hyderabad to resume their academic activities and classes alongside the protests,” the JAC said.

It also demanded that the varsity administration drop all charges and withdraw all cases filed against the students and faculty members. They further demanded immediate removal and arrest of Appa Rao under Prevention of Atrocities Act and demilitarisation of the campus and introduction of Rohith Act.

Meanwhile, vice-chancellor Prof Appa Rao requested students to share their thoughts with the university in order to restore complete normalcy on the campus. He advised students to reach out to wardens, heads of departments/ deans directly or email him on vc@uoh.ac.in with name, course details and thoughts. Rao said the administration would like to carefully consider all the views received from the students to restore normalcy.

Show Full Article
Download The Hans India Android App or iOS App for the Latest update on your phone.
More Stories


Top