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According to the FIR filed by her parents, there were only 4 girls at the hostel as all the other girls had gone home and had not returned by then. She came back along with her father on the morning of 28th. Later in the evening, at 8 pm, she called her father and said that their Warden Priya Shukla had sent her to the PT Instructor’s room, to be his helper, with the excuse of cleaning the hostel. There she was raped by him. She seemed very scared while narrating the incident, according to her parents.
The accounts I hear from you as well as from my Indian friends about police violence in university campuses, whether in JNU or in HCU, is very disturbing. You have my complete sympathy and support. This kind of authoritarian behavior will definitely damage India’s reputation internationally.
All good wishes to you and your comrades, –
We must not be apologetic about 1984 massacre but must unequivocally condemn it. We shouldn’t leave this space for the right-wing to milk, because, while the right-wing pretends to be concerned about 1984, they are actually only shielding Modi over 2002, and nothing else. Ask them if they oppose the Operation Blue Star itself, and they will have no answers. While we stand united in the students’ struggles against fascism, we must keep healthy debate and discussion alive, as that is what characterises the Left. ”
If you think Apparao is not guilty of the serious crime he was charged with, pushing Rohith Vemula to death, until he was proved guilty by the courts and until then he can not only avoid arrest, and even become VC, without even trying to follow the basic protocol such a thing requires, you are not at all with us.
Or if you believe that Apparao is an oppressor then there is no point in suggesting to us or framing ASA – JAC response as ‘violence’.
They were mercilessly thrashed by the police and have also been charged with Section 153A (inciting communal sentiments), along with the arrested students. The girls and the minors have been given bail, but the others have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody! This is sheer abuse of law and must be condemned and resisted. The local MP and MLAs should intervene in getting the charges removed. How can students be charged for inciting communal sentiments when they are simply protesting for their fellow students in HCU? In all probability, these charges will not even result in a charge sheet, but work fine as a harassment tactic. Shame on Kerala police and administration for such treatment of innocent students
Further, we are informed that the first decision taken by the Vice Chancellor upon his return was to defer the meeting of the Academic Council on Thursday (March 24), which was convened by the in-charge Vice Chancellor to discuss the setting up of an anti-discrimination committee on the campus, to ensure adequate representation of SCs and STs on various committees of the university and to consider the proposal to increase the non-NET fellowship from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month on parity with the Junior Research Fellowship in the country. The in-charge Vice Chancellor has reportedly pleaded that he had no knowledge of the Vice Chancellor returning to assume charge of the university.
Amnesty International India condemns the police crackdown on peacefully protesting University of Hyderabad (UoH) students and faculty and demands their immediate release.There should be an independent investigation into allegations of excessive use of force by the police. On 22 March, the Telangana police assaulted protesting students in the UoH campus. Students were protesting against the return of the vice-chancellor of the university whom they hold responsible for the suicide of a Dalit Student, Rohith Vemula, in January 2016.
We marched yesterday in support of HCU. We will march again. Release all HCU students and faculty unconditionally. Revoke cases on all students. Remove murderer Appa Rao. We love drenching ourselves in colors, but just not today. Today, for HCU, for Rohith, for Uday, for the arrested comrades.’
The joint action Committee for social justice Delhi Chapter has been organized a protest march to MHRD on the demand of removal of Appa Rao from the post of VC and against police brutality on the students. The march has stopped with barricades by Delhi police near national archives and people demonstrated by chanting slogans. The protest presided by JNUSU Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora. Various political party representatives declared their solidarity with the ongoing struggle at UoH and demanded immediate enactment of Rohith Act.