Hyderabad: Amidst the raging storm surrounding Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide and the return of varsity Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar will visit Hyderabad University on Wednesday.
However, according to reports, the university has sought police protection and will be closing all gates, except the main entrance.
“The university has sought police protection and said in a statement that it will from today close down all gates except the main entrance to the university and will not allow media personnel, political groups, external students, organisations and politicians into the campus,” reported NDTV.
A group of students on Tuesday allegedly ransacked the office and official residence of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile, protesting against his resumption of duty after having been on leave.
Reports said that 25 students have been arrested for damage to public property, unlawful assembly, illegally confining staff and attacking the police. The classes have also been suspended till next Monday.
Kumar would speak at the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) on Wednesday evening and a meeting on ‘Constitutional Rights’ at the Sundarayya Vignana Kendram here on March 24, CPI national executive member K Narayana said.
The events are organised by student groups and AISF, he said. The JNUSU president would speak on the same topic at an event in Vijayawada on March 24 evening, he said.
Kanhaiya had on Tuesday met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and thanked him for his support to the JNU students.
(With PTI inputs)