University of Hyderabad Row: Students Worried as JAC Calls for Boycott of Classes

Published: 28th March 2016 04:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2016 04:44 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Though classes are set to begin at University of Hyderabad after five days, there would be disturbances as the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice - UoH  has given a call for national wide boycott of classes on Monday.

The JAC members demanded dropping of all charges against students, faculty and media persons in connection with the protests in UoH and all others places in the country.

As many as 25 students and two professors of UoH were detained by police on March 22, on the charges of vandalism and stone pelting. After the incident, classes were suspended for a day which was followed by general holidays. 

UoH officials said two weeks of teaching was left to complete the semester and internal assessment exams, which accounts to 40 per cent of marks, would be conducted during the time period.

Officials said they have made arrangements to avoid situations where blockades would be created to prevent students from attending classes. “We will make some arrangements,” said Vipin Srivastava, official spokesperson of UoH. Many students took to social media expressing their anguish over cancellation of classes.

However, Zuhail KP, UoH Student Union president and a member of the JAC said that the call was only for voluntary boycott and they will not stop students from attending classes.

The JAC-UoH also demanded action against police personnel for alleged physical and sexual assault on women students and faculty, targeted violence and false detention.

uoh V-C Assures Protection for Students

Hyderabad: UoH vice chancellor (V-C) Appa Rao Podile has sent an official communication urging students not to be deterred by calls to obstruct classes. He assured all possible support  to students in pursuing their careers. Soliciting everyone’s cooperation, the V-C said students should only be concerned about their career, studies and exams.


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