HYDERABAD: Students’ Union of University of Hyderabad along with faculty members held a massive demonstration demanding the resignation of vice chancellor for denying privacy and right to live on campus.
While the faculty members protested against the raid on the quarters of Prof Gracious Temsen, a woman faculty member, by the campus security guards based on a verbal complaint, students raised the issue of increasing presence of police on the campus.
Students alleged that following a circular issued by MHRD, which directs all the academic institutions to allow stationing of police on campus, the authorities have posted police personnel on campus.
The Students Union objected to the entry of police on UOH campus. The vice-chancellor, according to the students, turned a deaf ear to their demands and declared that his stand on the entry of police on campus was clear. He said, “since MHRD funds the University, I cannot go against them. I don’t have the authority to write back to MHRD,” he reportedly said.
Prof Amarnath, Department of Mathematics and Statistics chaired the committee set-up by University administration on the issue of police on campus. The committee unanimously passed a resolution that police should not enter the campus.
The statements made by vice-chancellor today, however, are not in sync with the resolution passed by the Committee (formed by the very same University administration last semester), said a release stating that the VC rejected all demands of the students. The protesting students and faculty members demanded the resignation of the V-C.