Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad’s Joint Action Committee calls for an all India university strike on January 27 to protest over Rohith’s death.
In a decision that has outraged the protesting Dalit students and teachers, the Hyderabad University on Sunday appointed Prof Dr Vipin Srivastava to head the institution in place of Vice-Chancellor Prof P Appa Rao who went on leave.
The university also stated that its order suspending the five Dalit students, including Rohith who committed suicide on January 18, for allegedly assaulting an ABVP leader last year “stands withdrawn”.
Prof Srivastava, from the Department of Physics, was the chairman of the committee that recommended punishment for the five students. The protesting students also claimed that he had earlier faced allegations of having harassed a Dalit student from Salem, Senthil Kumar, a research scholar at the physics department who committed suicide in 2008.