Justice for Delta Meghwal.Why this silence on Dalit student’s Murder?

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.

International scholar Talal Asad condemns the police brutality in UoH

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, –

Talal Asad

Both 1984 and 2002 were acts of state-sponsored violence : Shehla’s response over Kanhaiya’s statement.

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. ”

An open Letter to UoH Faculties by a student from Hyderabad University

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’.

‘HRD ministry is not Hindu Rashtra Development ministry.’ Remove UoH VC, Yechury urges Pranab

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.

HCU; Students arrested for peaceful protests must be released -Amnesty

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.

JAC Delhi stands with UoH students against state terror in University campus.

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.

Students and activists in Mumbai extends solidarity to UoH students.

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