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.
Several organizations and individuals came together today under the banner of Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, Mumbai, Maharashtra to protest against the police violence, wrongful arrests and the denial of electricity , water and food for students in Hyderabad Central University. It extends solidarity to students who are opposing the resumption of duties by HCU vice chancellor Apparao Podile who is an accused in the murder of Rohith and has been charged under the SC/ST Atrocities Act
Asaduddin Owaisi , President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and Member of Parliament responded to police brutality over students in Hyderabad central university.
He said that it is a gross violation of right to life which is fundamental right in Constitution .
No food in university of hyderabad messes since 24 hours.. this afternoon, when a few students started cooking near the veilvada area, they were stopped by thepolice and sunkanna and uday bhanu were picked up.. the ugly face of bharat mata. no food, no water.. could there be a more cruel violation of human rights? thousands of students are being denied food and water!! even enemies in war zones are given more consideration..shame!!
Police entered in campus and brutally attacked students and faculties. They arrested students leaders. Faculty members verbally abused and two Prof K Y Ratnam, Prof Tathagata Sengupta picked up by police.As students told us , Male police brutally grabbed, molested, tossed and beat female students and faculties alike. Female faculties were grabbed by their hair and dragged into vans. Male students were swept inside the van and were beaten without mercy.