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55 Hyderabad University teachers on mass leave to protest police crackdown

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:05 IST

Teachers of the Hyderabad Central University boycotted classes on 29 March to protest the police crackdown on students and the return of vice-chancellor P Appa Rao. A total of 55 teachers reportedly stayed away from the campus - including 40 teachers from the SC/ST categories.

Last week, P Appa Rao returned to office after a two-month-long leave. He was met with violent protests from the students and his office was vandalised.

The HCU campus has been a battlefield since January this year when 26-year-old Dalit student Rohith Vemula committed suicide. Police arrested 25 students and two faculty members from the university, who were later granted bail by a city court.

- With agency inputs

First published: 29 March 2016, 2:52 IST
 
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