The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students wing of University of Hyderabad might soon give a call for nationwide protests. ABVP members have demanded that the administration take immediate action against the students who indulged in violence and attacked ABVP members on campus.
On July 16, a meeting was held on campus at Shopping Complex to condemn police action against protesters in Jammu and Kashmir following the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. After the meeting, a clash broke out between ABVP members and other student groups.
ABVP wants the administration to look into the matter and has threatened to intensify its struggle across the nation if they fail to take appropriate action against the students who indulged in violence. They also said that illegal boarders are the reason behind such incidents. A case has also been booked at Gachibowli police station against both the groups.
The Times of India reports that on July 30 last year, a similar scuffle ensued when ABVP leader Susheel Kumar had put up a Facebook post against Ambedkar students' association (ASA) after a prayer meeting was held for Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon on campus.
â€œLast year, after a similar fight between ASA and ABVP, the proctorial board had initiated action within 24 hours. However, this time, we are upset that the administration has not started the probe even after four days of the fight that seriously injured one of our members Kailasam,â€œ said Govinda Raju, convenor of ABVP unit in UoH.
The ABVP also alleged that students behind the alleged attack were illegal boarders. â€œStudents who attacked our members were non-boarders. The university has failed to identify those staying illegally in hostels. By now, attackers must have fled from campus and the administration is silent,â€œ said Raju.
Students staying on campus have always been a problem, and the issue has been brought up by student groups at various meetings. â€œDuring the vacation period, we closed hostels for maintenance to weed out illegal boarders. We are continuing to do so,â€œ said Vipin Srivastava, UoH pro vice-chancellor to Times of India.