Dalit scholar suicide: HCU students meet interim VC, agree to restore normalcy

Hyderabad: Hyderabad University’s new interim VC M Periasamy on Sunday had a meeting with students’ representatives, SC/ST teachers’ forum of University of Hyderabad and JAC members. The meeting resulted in the agreement of certain demands by the groups.

“The conditional agreement by the students is that the University, MHRD and Centre must take action against some people,” M Periasamy said. “But the students have agreed for regular functioning of university from tomorrow,” he added.

M Periasamy has said that students and other groups will give him the demands in writing.
Rahul Gandhi, sat on a fast yesterday along with the protesting students at the Hyderabad University.
He said that Prime Minister Modi was trying to crush the spirit of Indian youngsters by imposing one idea from on top. Addressing the protesting students at the university, he said, “When you let what has happened to Rohith happen in the country, it will happen to you one day, no matter who you are. You will one day find that the same people, who crushed Rohith, will be blocking your path to freedom, to progress.”
The students have been agitating after Rohith, a PhD student at the university, committed suicide by hanging himself. Rohith and five other students were suspended by the university in connection with an alleged attack on an ABVP leader.

With agency inputs.

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