Student organisations protest against HCU VC Appa Rao, demand his resignation in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Fresh protests erupted on Wednesday at the Hyderabad Central University demanding the removal of Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile.
The clashes took place as the University discussed appointing an ombudsman and anti-discrimination officer besides the constitution of an equal opportunity cell at its 76th academic council meeting.

According to NDTV, protesting students who demanded Vice Chancellor Appa Rao’s removal were taken into custody as they broke open the campus gates.

The university has been on the boil since dalit scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide on the campus on January 17, subsequent to which VC Podile went on a leave amid protests by students.
Upon his return from his two-month leave on March 22, the VC was met with protests on the campus, even as classes remained suspended for a few days in the University amid a clampdown on the entry of outsiders.
On March 23, the varsity authorities had decided not to allow any outsider, including media persons and politicians, on the campus. Noted social activist Medha Patkar had also been prevented from entering the campus by the varsity security personnel.
Even as the University has been witnessing sporadic protests over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and VC Appa Rao Podile, students had cheered the institution being ranked among the best in the country.

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