HYDERABAD: Students of English and Foreign Languages University have intensified their protest against installation of CCTV cameras on the campus and in hostels, and not being allowed to express dissent against the university administration’s actions.
Hordes of activists of civil society organisations came out in support of the students and held a public meeting under the aegis of Forum for Democratic Rights in EFL University on Wednesday.
Several students marched from EFLU to Osmania University Arts College where the meeting was conducted. High-pitched slogans such as ‘We want Azaadi’, ‘Gender Justice Zindabad’ rent the air.
An EFLU student said on condition of anonymity that the university introduced several anti-democratic policies like not giving permission for staging plays on gender sensitivity and slashing the stipend of some students for questioning or complaining.
“Since the rape of a student on the campus last month, the administration is not allowing even pasting of posters on the campus. CCTV cameras have been placed not for our security but to keep a watch on us, the student said.