UoH JAC to intensify stir for VC’s ouster

UoH JAC to intensify stir for VC’s ouster
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In an efforts to further intensify their agitation demanding removal and arrest of University of Hyderabad (UoH) Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, the varsity’s Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice on Saturday gave a call for a protest march ‘Chalo UoH’ on April 6. “This is an appeal to all the students, political organisations and people to come to the University of Hyderabad on April 6

Hyderabad: In an efforts to further intensify their agitation demanding removal and arrest of University of Hyderabad (UoH) Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, the varsity’s Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice on Saturday gave a call for a protest march ‘Chalo UoH’ on April 6. “This is an appeal to all the students, political organisations and people to come to the University of Hyderabad on April 6 to register their protest and express solidarity against the ongoing injustice to Rohit and to the university,” said a release from JAC issued here.

The Students’ Union of University of Hyderabad (UoHSU) has already sought President Pranab Mukherjee’s immediate intervention to resolve issues related to the varsity and ensure the sacking of the Vice Chancellor. UoH has been on the boil since January this year after a Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide in his hostel on the university campus. Since the university administration has imposed a blockade on the campus preventing students to contact anyone from outside, the JAC has given a ‘Chalo UoH’ call against the imposed blockade on the university, the release said.

On March 23, the varsity authorities decided not to allow any outsider, including media persons and politicians, on the campus. On Friday, the JAC protested at university’s administration block to oppose the resumption of office by Appa Rao as the VC and demanded his arrest.

“Appa Rao, who has been booked on charge of abetment to suicide of Rohith, is on the campus without any bail or legal relief. Since his return on March 22, the campus is in a state of emergency. Students have been assaulted, deprived of food, water, legal aid, medical aid, cut-off from outside and also put in jail and slapped with false cases,” the JAC alleged in the release.

“In this state of emergency, students feel extremely threatened and have been demanding the Vice Chancellor’s removal from the university premises and his arrest,” it said. Activist Medha Patkar would be in the university on Sunday to address the students and express her solidarity, the JAC release said.

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