HCU suicide: Student protests closure of reading room, sparks row

Facebook post by UoH MTech student criticising the protests following Rohith Vemula's suicide has kicked off a storm.

Hyderabad: An abusive Facebook post by UoH MTech student Indrayani Kushwa, criticising the protests following the suicide of Rohith Vemula, has kicked off a storm.

Asking for opening the reading room and library, Ms Kushwa wrote on the MyUoH page, “...You all don’t want the classes running its fine, but why reading rooms and library? You JAC people don’t have any intent of studying as you were **** before and will remain forever... can the people who are not a part of this *** JAC or the people who really want to study unite and help getting the reading room and library opened today/tomorrow? Please help the poor students who at least doesn’t have this minority tagline of reservations...”

Reacting to her post, one Srinivasa Rao Yenda wrote: “Dalits were agriculture labour who continuously engaged with soil may not be owners of the soil but are friends of soil.”

“Those who are the actual producers of the material ****? Neither the people at temple who chant mantras nor the owners of land and factory can ever be called productive forces.”

“It is these people who are parasite... You are entitled to your opinion but an educated is expected to make an educated opinion.”

India reverberates with ‘Chalo UoH’
Thousands of students are expected to take part in the Chalo HCU call given by the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice seeking justice for PhD scholar Rohith Vemula.

The JAC leaders said students from all the major Central and state universities have confirmed participation in the public meeting. Besides, students from TS and AP will also take part.

The JAC leaders said the rally was planned press for their five demands — punishing Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, vice-chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile, chief proctor Alok Pandey, ABVP leader N. Susheel Kumar and BJP MLA N. Ramachandra Rao, sacking Prof. Appa Rao as V-C, a job for Rohith’s family member and compensation of '50 lakh, dropping false cases against four Dalit scholars and unconditional revocation of their suspension.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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