Will take up UoH VC recall issue with PM: Telangana CM

G Naga Sridhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 26, 2016

Telanagna Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will take up the issue of recalling University of Hyderabad’s (UoH) Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Responding to a prolonged debate in the state Assembly on the alleged police excesses in the central university when students protested over the rejoining of the VC after long leave, the Chief Minister assured the house on Saturday that an inquiry into the alleged police excesses will be ordered.

``If excesses are found, those responsible will be taken to task,’’ he said while pointing out that in a democratic government decisions should be taken only on the basis of proper reports.

Referring to the demand that the VC should be recalled to ensure peace in the university, he said: ``On behalf of this house, I will take up this matter personally with the Prime Minister and I hope there will be some result in a couple of days.’’

Though the university is located in the state capital, the management and administration was the responsibility of the Centre and the State Government cannot intervene, he said adding that the law and order, however, was a state subject and any kind of excesses by the police and the university officials will not be tolerated.

The return of Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao sparked off fresh trouble in the UoH on March 22 as a group of agitating students barged in and ransacked his official residence in protest against his rejoining, alleging that he was responsible for Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula’s suicide, and should step down from his post.

Police arrested 25 students and two faculty members in this connection for their alleged vandalism.

Rao had gone on long leave after Vemula committed suicide following his suspension from the hostel along with some other students of Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) as part of disciplinary action in January.

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Published on March 26, 2016
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