HYDERABAD: Around 200 faculty members of University of Hyderabad along with the Hyderabad University Teachers Association (HUTA) met vice-chancellor P Appa Rao on Friday. The teachers offered to facilitate a meeting with the agitating students. The campus remained shut for the fourth day on Friday.
According to some teachers, the V-C responded positively to the offer But, as the students waited for the V-C, it was learnt that he changed his mind going by the advice from the police officials.Later, in the afternoon, scores of teachers reached the protest venue and heard the grievances of the protesting students. The students urged the faculty members to go by their wisdom and decide whether the V-C has any moral right to continue in the post. Senior professor BP Sanjay, in his personal capacity, said that the teachers will work out a solution to the impasse. “We have heard their collective opinion. We appeal to ourselves and everyone to see how demands can be translated. We will collect all the documents and facts, and will definitely discuss on how a mechanism can be worked out to solve the issue,” he said.
Meanwhile, JDU leaders KC Tyagi and Pawan Verma visited UoH on Friday. “The Parliament session begins on February 23. Unless Rohith’s culprits are punished, the Parliament would be stalled. The entire opposition is with you (students),” he said.