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Hyderabad University reopens today as protestors continue hunger strike

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Hyderabad: Amidst protests over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, the University oh Hyderabad (UoH) wil reopen today, February 1.

A circular issued by the registrar has confirmed the reopening of the university.

However, the friends and supporters of the PhD scholar will continue their hunger strike outside the university to seek justice.

Also, three teachers of Hyderabad Central University had sat on a one-day hunger strike demanding that Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile be removed and in-charge VC Vipin Srivastava step down, in order to resume academic and administrative activities.

Meanwhile, the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, spearheading the agitation over Rohith’s suicide, said that students would intensify the “struggle” till all their demands are met.

Their demands include Podile’s resignation, and also Srivastava’s from the post of in-charge VC, “sacking” from Union Cabinet of HRD Minister Smriti Irani, employment to a family member of Rohith and Rs 50 lakh compensation to his family.

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