HYDERABAD: The chief proctor of University of Hyderabad issued show cause notice to UoH Student Union president, Kuldeep Singh Nagi for leading protests in Dean, Students Welfare(DSW) office and trying to meet the official without prior appointment and defacing walls in office.
Earlier in March, UoH had released a circular prohibiting conduction of protests in administrative buildings, defacing of walls and laid a condition that administrative officials can be met only on Friday or after taking prior appointment. Nagi has been given 15 days time to reply in writing on charges framed against him. Nagi says, “We wanted to meet DSW to speak on formation of committee on rewriting of students union constitution. We waited for 3-4 hours. When he did not meet, we wrote our demands on the walls in his office with chalks, which can be cleaned.”
Rewriting of students’ union constitution
Presently, UoH has students union constitution which was written in 1991. It lays down rules on formation, roles and functioning of students union. However, UoH wants to rewrite the constitution and wants to be actively involved in the process whereas students demand that it should be purely done by them.
Nagi says, “If rewriting has to be done then only students should do it as students union is not related to university administration. After rewriting the constitution, it should be passed by a majority in students’ General Body Meeting to which too university has not agreed.” Prof Vipin Srivastava, Pro Vice Chancellor, UoH, said, “There are two student union representatives in the committee formed to rewrite the constitution. They can air their opinion.”