Telangana CM to request PM Modi to recall Hyderabad VC Appa Rao Podile


Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Saturday that he would take up the Hyderabad Central University issue, including the demand to recall its Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Rao made the statement in the state assembly during a debate.

According to Indian Express, MIM MLAs and some other parties demanded that Appa Rao be recalled, as sought by the students agitating against Rohith Vemula’s suicide. MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi said the Assembly should pass a resolution seeking the VC’s recall.

Hyderabad University has been on the boil ever since Appa Rao returned from his forced long leave following the death of the Dalit Research scholar Rohit Vemula.

Last week, the university administration shut down the students’ mess, cut off the water supply and internet access in a bid to quell the protests by the students, who’ve been demanding the removal of the VC, the local MP Bandaru Dattatreya and the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

Police had arrested 26 students and two faculty members as the family members expressed their fear over their fate.

Anxious mothers in Kerala had likened the police’s alleged atrocities against students on Hyderabad University campus to the situation in Syria and Pakistan.

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