Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST
In a surprising move, executive council of the University of Hyderabad suspended senior Dalit professor KY Ratnam and assistant professor Tathagata Sengupta. The duo had been quite vocal in demanding justice for Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. According to a Times of India report, a confidential order was issued by the council to both the professors and the officials claimed that the decision was taken as per the rule of the Government of India. As per the rules, if somebody is in judicial custody for more than 48 hours then they are deemed to be suspended. The vice-chancellor wanted to have the matter discussed in the executive council which was held last Monday. Therefore, today the orders were issued to the professors. The suspension will be in place until the charges against the professors are not cleared. Ratnam and Sengupta were arrested on charges of vandalism in the
22 Marchincident on campus where few students had vandalised vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile's university residence.