Hyderabad: The JAC for Social Justice, University of Hyderabad, on Saturday condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Rohith Vemula’s suicide terming him as “son of Bharat Mata”. It said the statement reflected his “Hindutva and Manuvadi” politics.
The JAC said Rohith and other socially boycotted students at the university had stood against Hindutva and Manuvadi politics and demanded Mr Modi withdraw his remarks.
“It is highly insulting to have received a condolence statement from the PM. JAC for Social Justice condemns this in the strongest possible words. Rohith and other socially boycotted stood against Hindutva and Manuvadi politics which the BJP ministers stand for. Under the leadership of Mr Modi the Delhi police brutally lathi charged protesting students, where male police officers beat up women students and detained them,” the JAC leaders said in a statement.
They said the UoH went ahead with the suspension of five Dalit scholars even after Cyberabad police commissioner C.V. Anand submitted before the High Court on October 3, 2015, that the allegations of ASA students beating up ABVP student leader Susheel Kumar was false and baseless and requested the court to dismiss the writ petition.
Prof. Rao credentials questioned:
National Dalit Forum head Ravi Kumar has questioned the alleged lack of merit of his former mentor, UoH V-C Prof. Appa Rao Podile. He said there were many professors at the School of Life Sciences who had published better and a greater number of research papers in national and international journals than Prof. Podile, and asked how he had been elevated to the position.
He said an online search showed that Prof. Appa Rao published his first paper in 1987 and the next one in 1996. He alleged that five scholars working with Prof. Appa Rao had left their research midway....