University of Hyderabad targets Rohith stupa

University of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad: A document was circulated on the UoH campus which purportedly detailed the university’s alleged plans to remove memorials constructed by the students for Rohith Vemula at the shopping complex.

The memorials include a “Rohith Stupa”, busts of the scholar made by the fine arts students and ‘Veli wada’, a tent symbolic of a Dalit ghetto where Rohith was staying before he committed suicide with four other Dalit research scholars who were suspended from their hostel along with him.

The document also mentioned that the registrar and dean of Students Welfare could take help of the police for removing the “unauthorised structures”.

The university recently witnessed police action inside the campus in which many allegations of police highhandednes and human rights violations arose.

The document was allegedly the minutes of a meeting between the deans and the vice chancellor of the university on March 24.

As per the minutes, it was also decided to hire Central Industrial Security Force for better security in the university and to hire competent security guards who could withstand the “harshest security concerns”.

The meeting also decided that measures like installing adequate security cameras, issuing swiping cards for students and installing required gadgets to move towards professional security system should be taken.

Plan for police station inside UoH discussed
The controversial safety guideline by the UGC to have a police station inside the campus was also deliberated in the meeting. At the meeting it was also decided that an ombudsman and anti-discrimination officer should be appointed by a committee consisting of retired senior government bureaucrats.

-More at Deccan Chronicle


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