Rohith Vemula suicide :10 SC/ST Teachers at Hyderabad University resign over Smriti Irani’s remarks

Over 10 SC/ST teachers of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) have resigned off their administrative posts as reported in a leading English daily protesting against the remarks of Union HRD minister Smriti Irani. Dalit faculty members were also a part of the probe that expelled research scholar, Rohith Vemula and four others.

In a statement given to the Times of India, Prakash Babu, Dean of Students’ Welfare and member of SC/ST Teachers’ and Officers’ Forum stated, “the minister is misleading the nation. We will not work under the administration as there has been no representation from the Dalits in the executive council since the university’s inception”.

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