Police Lathi Charge on Hyderabad Univ Students
Yesterday police brutally made lathi charge against the students who were on protest against the return of Vice Chancellor P. Appa Rao at University of Hyderabad. He is returning after the two months leave after the Rohit Vemula's death. The students were arrested who were protesting outside the VC's official residence.
Nearly 44 students were severely injured during the lathi charge. They were admitted in the government hospital. Some students with serious injuries were sent to private hospital for treatment. Two students severely injured and one student with head injuries was sent to private hospital.
On Tuesday the campus was like battle ground, students attacked the Vice Chancellors' office. They have broken windows, pushed doors and broken television sets. They demanded to arrest VC stating he was one of the main culprits in Vemula's suicide case.
Police got into ground to take the control and allegedly arrested the students. Students were angry with the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao who was forced to take leave aftermath of Ph.D research student Rohit Vemula suicide.
Due to this tension situation the university campus was closed and classes suspended for 4 days from 23rd March to 26th March. No one from outside is allowed on campus including media or political persons.
JNU student leader Kanhiah Kumar today arrived at Hyderabad airport around 11:30am. He was invited to meet the university and address the students who are protesting.
Kumar said he came to Hyderabad to meet Vemula's mother and to address the students involved in protest against the death of Rohit Vemula. He also added he will be addressing students this evening if police gives permission. Police today said additional forces were deployed in the campus to avoid further problems and to keep law and order.