Joint Action Committee resolves to continue with the indefinite University strike and indefinite hunger strike.

Rohith Vemula suicide HCU crumbles under pressure and 12 other developmentsFile Photo
news Rohith Vemula Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 19:35

With the dust yet to settle on the tragic suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula of HCU, the university has seen a flurry of activity.  

Here are the developments so far:

1. More than 10 SC/ST teachers from Hyderabad University gave up their administrative roles protesting against Smriti Irani's remarks on Wednesday in Delhi.

2. Chief warden and some other SC/ST teachers have also resigned from their administrative positions on Thursday.

You can read our earlier story here.

3. Hyderabad Commissioner C V Anand claimed that all the allegations against the 5 Dalit students from Ambedkar Students Association are false. Affidavit filed by him to HC also proves that all the allegations by Susheel Kumar and his mother Vinaya Karanakar are fake.

You can read our earlier story here.

4. JAC (Joint Action Committee) for social justice resolves to continue with the indefinite University strike and indefinite hunger strike.

5. They also called for an 'All India Protest' on Thursday requesting all democratic progressive groups to burn the effigies of MoHRD, RSS and BJP.

6. On January 25, HCU students have arranged a ‘Chalo HCU’ program where students across the country are expected to participate.

7. The Andhra government has offered a compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to Rohith's family. AP government has also promised jobs for Rohith's brother and mother.

You can read our earlier story here.

8. After Rahul Gandhi and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reached Hyderabad Central University on Thursday and spoke to the students. Addressing protestors at HCU on Thursday, Kejriwal slammed Irani for the comments she made on Wednesday on the suicide.

You can read our earlier story here.

9. According to a press release issued by HCU on Thursday, 'The Executive Council' announced the termination of the punishment of the 5 Dalit students, thereby revoking their suspension.

9. Vice Chancellor Professor P Appa Rao also appealed to the University community to maintain peace and harmony at the campus. He has also called upon all the teachers, students, officers and supporting staff to rise to the occasion.

10. The Executive Council issued a circular saying that the suspension of the students has been terminated because of the extraordinary situation prevailing in the campus. But it also said that the decision was subject to the verdict in the cases filed in the Karnataka High Court as well as those registered at the Gachibowli Police Station.

11. The JAC has condemned the circular and publicly burnt it because their demand was for an unconditional termination of the suspension.

12. ABVP leader Susheel Kumar vehemently disputes report by Cyderabad Police Commissioner that he only suffered minor injuries in the altercation with Ambedkar Students Association.



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