Hyderabad: Eating beef on the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) campus last December proved costly for a university student.
Jalees Kodur, who finished his MA Arabic had applied for PhD. Last week, when he went to take his hall ticket for the PhD entrance test, he was shocked to learn that he was ineligible to give the exam because a police case against him by the university in the OU police station was pending.
Last year on December 10, when students of Osmania University had decided to conduct a beef festival, around 25 students from Eflu partook beef on their campus as an act of solidarity with them.
The students had also posted pictures of the same on Facebook. Jalees was one of the 25 students. The Eflu administration took it seriously as the Hyderabad High Court had passed an order confirming a lower court’s prohibitory order on the beef festival.
Eflu proctor Prof. Prakash Kona said, “Earlier, the university had passed an ordinance not to allow students involved in anti-university activities against whom disciplinary action was pending to give entrance examination or take admission in the university. We decided to implement it strictly from this year keeping in mind the increasing number of anti-university activities.
“Jalees is not the only student to have been denied hall ticket. One student who has a sexual harassment case pending against him and another who had posted a defamatory post on FB against the vice-chancellor were also denied hall tickets.”
Jalees said, “It has been nearly six months since the case was booked against me and I was not even informed by the university about it until I went to take my hall ticket. I was not even shown any proof of the police case filed against me.”...