VHP demands suspension of ‘anti-national’ faculty from Hyderabad university
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday demanded that the University of Hyderabad should suspend the faculty members indulging in “anti-national activities”.india Updated: Jul 23, 2016 22:12 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday demanded that the University of Hyderabad, which was at the centre of a controversy earlier this year over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, should suspend the faculty members indulging in “anti-national activities”.
It also demanded the eviction of students who live in the hostels in an unauthorised manner.
“We demand strict action against some faculty members who indulge in anti-national activities. We also seek suspension of students who take out rallies supporting anti-national elements and terrorists,” Telangana VHP President M Ramaraju said. “Bajrang Dal will undertake Chalo Hyderabad University programme on July 28 to protest anti-national activities in the varsity.”
Reacting to his statement, Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (University of Hyderabad) demanded that the varsity administration should ensure the safety of students.
“The students union of UoH strongly condemns the statement of the president of VHP (Telangana) who threatened that the Bajrang Dal would enter the university to nab Amol Singh on July 28,” the JAC said in a statement. “The UoH students union will not allow any such a move... The Right-wing bigots have no place in our university.”
Ramaraju said his organisation had not named any particular person, but would take “action” if university authorities failed to take necessary action.
First Published: Jul 23, 2016 22:12 IST