Hyderabad university row: Two weeks on, classes resume

Research labs are already functioning and MA and MSc classes will start from tomorrow. We will also complete all scholarship and salary payments by evening.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Updated: February 2, 2016 3:41 am
rohith vemula, university of hyderabad, demands met, classes begin from monday, protest continues, rohith vemula suicide case Classes  finally resumed at the University of Hyderabad after days of protest. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal )

Classes resumed at Hyderabad Central University Monday morning after nearly two weeks of unrest over the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula on January 17.

While the Students Joint Action Committee (JAC), which has been leading the agitation, continued its protest in the form of a relay hunger strike, it did not disrupt classes. The JAC has indefinitely postponed the ‘Chalo Delhi’ programme. The SC/ST teachers also called off their strike. Meanwhile, members of the Ambedkar Yojana Sangham and Samanthara Publication House sat on a one-day fast at the venue.
Acting VC M Periasamy said all faculties functioned normally through the day.

“We have deposited salaries and scholarship funds. There was a meeting of deans today where it was decided that the deans will discuss with respective faculty members the demands put forward by the students. Some of the demands, like removal of V-C Prof P Appa Rao, can only be decided by the HRD Ministry. Recommendations made by various committees after student suicides in the university earlier will be taken up for discussion…The ex-gratia of Rs 8 lakh is being immediately paid to Rohith’s family. Teachers, faculty members and students are also contributing to raise additional amount. The matter of giving employment to a member of Rohith’s family is also being taken up,’’ said Periasamy.

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While the semester registration date was extended to February 8, the semester itself has been extended by two weeks. The judicial commission appointed by the Centre is likely to visit the university in the next two days. Officials said that students and teachers will be free to submit affidavits and statements to the commission.

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    Yash
    Jan 31, 2016 at 11:49 pm
    What not even enquiry?
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      Venkatraman Shenoy
      Feb 1, 2016 at 12:26 am
      The w movement boils down to wangling a few crumbs for the so called "suffering" students. A job here, a post there, some cash underhand-these are the end results.
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        dipak s
        Feb 1, 2016 at 3:49 am
        We being a human...must talk about Injustice 1st to prevail the importance of humanity..!!!..rest will follow...
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          babu
          Feb 1, 2016 at 4:54 am
          Now all the bank in the world own by Rothschild now expect n Korea's so be ready for mega shock
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            madan gupta
            Feb 1, 2016 at 12:30 am
            सबको आरक्षण दो. क्या यह माया, मुलायम, लालू, पासवान, शरद के लिए है. पूरे भारत का माल इन चंद के पास है. जो आरक्षण की मांग कर रहे हैं पहले इन को जेल में डालें, इन्होने उन का भी हिस्सा खाया है. आरक्षण पर सब का बराबर हक है. मुलायम के १०, लालू के ८, पासवान के ६ आदमी मंत्री हैं.
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              smir paul
              Jan 31, 2016 at 9:24 pm
              Top
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                rovingeyein
                Jan 31, 2016 at 9:19 pm
                Leftist thugs are very good at forcing the government to bend over backwards. These thugs have been carefully cultivated as a backward vote by the KhanChris government ably isted by the Church stooges..
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                  rovingeyein
                  Feb 17, 2016 at 7:20 am
                  You are generalizing. Genuine need of social upliftment cannot be denied. However that need should not be given to a group as this results in politicians pandering for the votes of such groups. Not all SC/ST children are born to poor parents though a majority of them are indeed born in poverty. Reservations should be made on individual need and not on group needs.
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