HCU students' plea listed for hearing

M. Tarakam urged the judge to take up the matter in view of its urgency.

Hyderabad: Acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale of the Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed the registry to list the petition of D. Prashanth and others suspended students of Hyderabad Central University before Justice P.V. Sanjay Kumar for hearing.

Mr Bojja Tarakam, senior counsel appearing for the petitioners on Tuesday made a mention before Justice M.S. Ramachandra Rao reminding him that as per the roster, the plea of the students was listed before him and he had adjourned the matter for hearing after the Sankranti vacation.

M. Tarakam urged the judge to take up the matter in view of its urgency though it was not listed today. The judge pointed out that a case pertaining to Sushil Kumar who was allegedly injured in the assault during a protest by some students against the hanging of Yakub Memon was already listed for hearing by Justice Sanjay Kumar.

The mother of Sushil Kumar moved a plea seeking protection for her son and also to direct the police to take action against the students responsible for assaulting her son. Justice Sanjay Kumar directed the varsity authorities to file the counter affidavit on the matter.

As both the cases were connected to each other it would be proper to hear both the petitions by Justice Sanjay Kumar and referred the case to the Acting Chief Justice and the ACJ accordingly allotted to the case to Sanjay Kumar. Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Central University authorities filed a counter affidavit stating that certain postings of Sushil Kumar on Facebook against the protest of Ambedkar Students Association on the campus against the hanging of terrorist Yakub Memon led to the clash.

Later, the varsity suspended D. Prashanth, Rohit Vemula, P. Vijaya Kumar and C. Seshiah and later their suspension were revoked keeping in view their financial condition but barred them from the hostel. The suspended students while contending that they were placed under suspension following pressure from the BJP leaders and said that their suspension is against to the Constitution and SC and STs Atrocities Act. The matter will likely to come up for hearing on Jan 25.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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