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The students were detained by the Madhapur police and taken into preventive custody.

EAMCET leak Demanding ban on Sri Chaitanya and Narayana ABVP stages protest in HydAll images: ABVP
news Protest Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 07:22

Demanding a ban on corporate colleges like Sri Chaitanya and Narayana, scores of students staged a protest at the former's head office in Hyderabad at Madhapur on Tuesday.

The protest, was led by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and resulted in traffic getting stalled on the road for a short while.

Students held up large banners, which demanded a ban on the two institutes and raised slogans, before they were detained by the Madhapur police and taken into preventive custody. 

Pointing out that many accused from the EAMCET scam were employees of the two institutes, the students also demanded that the heads of the two corporate institutions should be arrested.

"They should arrest the management. The state government is also backing the accused in the scam and not giving students any trust," one ABVP leader told the local media.

"Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had made many promises about taking strict action before the bifurcation of the state. However, he seems to have only laid out a red carpet to them, even as so many students continue to kill themselves every year," another leader told the media. 

Earlier this month, in a major development in the EAMCET paper leak case of 2016, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested two more persons. 

The accused were identified as 50-year-old Veleti Vasu Babu, a dean from the Chaitanyapuri branch of the Sri Chaitanya Junior College and 54-year-old Kamma Venkata Narayana Rao.

Rao was said to be an agent, who would lobby for admissions in Narayana and Chaitanya, the two most popular Intermediate junior colleges in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The two accused allegedly sent six students to a preparation camp in Bhubneswar, where the leaked question papers were handed out, at a cost of Rs 35 lakh per head. 

Read: EAMCET leak: Dean of Sri Chaitanya junior college and middleman arrested by CID

In April this year, the Telangana Vidyarthi Vedika (TVV) started an online petition on Change.org seeking a ban on Sri Chaitanya and Narayana junior colleges in the state of Telangana.

The two institutes witness several student suicides each year as the results are announced. The students, especially those who live in hostels, have an unforgiving regime, as they made to follow a rigorous time schedule with no time for rest.

Stating that a large majority of students who study in these institutes are never able to crack competitive exams, the online petition claimed that “their idea of a ‘good’ education itself is problematic.”

 

Read: 'Ban Sri Chaitanya and Narayana institutes': Telangana students start online petition

 

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