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JAC-UoH Members to Obstruct Academic Council Meeting

Security would be strengthened around the campus as the JAC members have given a call for ‘Chalo HCU’ protest.

Published: 06th April 2016 06:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2016 07:03 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The vice-chancellor’s (V-C) lodge (bungalow) at UoH, that witnessed violent protests on March 22, would see another round of protests on Wednesday as the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice-UoH members have vowed to obstruct the Academic Council meeting to be chaired by the V-C.

Sources said that security would be strengthened around the campus as the JAC members have given a call for ‘Chalo HCU’ protest.

Students, social activists and politicians are expected to participate in the protests scheduled to be held at 11 am on Wednesday. The Academic Council meeting is slated to start from 10.30 am.

In view of the ‘Chalo HCU’ protest and a possible threat to V-C Appa Rao, venue of the meeting has been shifted from School of Life Sciences’ auditorium to the V-C’s bungalow, from where Appa Rao has been working for the past two-weeks. Police personnel have advised him not to step out of the bungalow.

Appa Rao stated that the Academic Council would discuss constitution of an Equal Opportunity Cell, and appointment of an anti-discrimination officer for the university. The council would also hold discussions on finalisation of admissions schedule and entrance exam schedule.

“I appeal to the university community, including students, teaching, non-teaching staff to kindly cooperate for successful conduct of the Academic Council meeting,” Appa Rao said.

A member of JAC, Dontha Prashant, said that the protests will continue till their demands, including removal of Appa Rao as V-C and lifting of blockade on entry of media, academicians, activists, politicians into the campus, are met.

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