HCU suicide: Some students want classes now

Nearly 100 students gathered at life sciences building demanding that administration offices start working and classes for students resume.

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed at the University of Hyderabad department of life sciences when several students, who had taken a neutral stand on the ongoing controversy following the suicide of Rohith Vemula, organised a protest demanding that classes be resumed.

JAC students tried to persuade them to stop their opposition and join their protest.

Nearly 100 students gathered at the life sciences building demanding that the administration and classes start functioning.

They waved placards stating “students need books not guns”, “peace not politics”, and “open departments.” MA dance student Shanmukha S. said there has been classes for 10 days now.

“This may not affect juniors, but final year students may face difficulties,” he said. Life sciences student V. Bharadwaj said they would support Rohith’s family, "but we want classes to be resumed.”

“We need to observe our experiments from time to time. If we miss one day, we lose the entire experiment," said life sciences student Sandeep.

V. Sunkanna, who was among the students suspended with Rohith, was among the JAC group that rushed to persuade the students to stop their opposition. "We too want the academic calendar should run as per schedule. But, we need justice," he said.

This led to arguments between them. Cyberabad police commissioner C.V. Anand directed DCP Karthikeya and ACP M. Ramana Kumar to rush to the spot. Police managed to defuse the situation.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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