A compilation of videos of struggle from the University of Hyderabad

 

Oorali: An art tribute to Rohit Vemula

 

Round Table India – Who is Koonal Duggal, the “anti-university” activist from EFLU?

That morning, Koonal had joined fellow Ambedkarite students and members of the SC ST Employees’ Association to participate in a small function paying homage to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Koonal was one of the invited speakers. He spoke about why our engagements and convictions in Ambedkar have greater relevance in today’s context where young Dalit scholars, like Rohith Vemula and others, are being isolated and alienated to the point of self-annihilation. He then sang a revolutionary song by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, “Hum Dekhenge..”, when four security guards entered the venue. As soon as he finished the song, the security guards surrounded Koonal, grabbed his hand and attempted to take him away from the programme. When students and faculty intervened, they said that they were acting on orders from the Proctor, who had given specific instructions to disallow Koonal from entering the premises except with permission of University authorities. Students were not given any explanation or shown the official circular with details of the disciplinary action. In addition to the fact that by then the Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations had come to a standstill, the atmosphere had become chaotic and the audience could not pay attention to the rest of the speakers. The security guards were then told to at least respect the sentiments of the participants and wait till the end of the programme.

 

Round Table India – Who is Koonal Duggal, the “anti-university” activist from EFLU?

 

Here is “Hum Dekhenge” beautifully sung by Koonal Duggal at a solidarity meet at the University of Hyderabad.

 

Dontha Prashanth from HCU speaking at Pratirodh-II

 

Nurture dissent in the universities

Indian universities are far more in the news than earlier but for reasons other than their contribution to society.

Source: Nurture dissent in the universities

My Birth is My Fatal Accident: Never to Forget, Never to Forgive

 

Gallery: Scenes of Humour, Calm and Rage at Hyderabad University | The Wire

Javed Iqbal captures scenes of humour, calm and rage at Hyderabad Central University after the call for “Chalo HCU” on April 6, 2016.

Source: Gallery: Scenes of Humour, Calm and Rage at Hyderabad University | The Wire

Hyderabad University row: Post V-C Appa Rao’s return, several SC/ST professors resign again – Firstpost

After scores of students belonging to different organisations were taken into police custody for holding protests near the Hyderabad Central University demanding arrest of Vice-Chancellor Professor Appa Rao Podile, the SC/ST Teachers’ Forum of the University have written a letter to the V-C reiterating their position on conditional withdrawal of resignation from their positions.

The letter, addressed to Professor Appa Rao, says, “…we now reiterate our stand that we are resigning from our position since you have returned as VC before the judicial probe is completed as well as in the light of highly disturbing events that have taken place on the campus since your return…”

Text of the letter is available here

 

Source: Hyderabad University row: Post V-C Appa Rao’s return, several SC/ST professors resign again – Firstpost

HCU Student Union President Zuhail K P Speech at the HCU Main Gate

 

HCU: Students Break Open Gates | Azaadi from Apparao

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/protests-at-hyderabad-university-again-students-break-open-gates/410718?hp&video-featured

Hyderabad University VC Admits to Plagiarism | The Wire

The Wire presented Appa Rao Podile with evidence that three papers coauthored by him contained multiple instances of ‘cut and paste’ writing.

Source: Hyderabad University VC Admits to Plagiarism | The Wire

JNU, Hyderabad varsity are the best universities in India: Govt survey | india | Hindustan Times

Two universities now at the centre of a raging debate over nationalism and free speech are India’s best, a first-ever government-backed survey has found, using parameters ranging from research facilities to employability of their graduates.

Source: JNU, Hyderabad varsity are the best universities in India: Govt survey | india | Hindustan Times

Caste and Higher Education: Panel Discussion on the Ongoing Struggle in HCU

hcu panel discussion

New Student On Campus | The Indian Express

Devaki Jain writes in The Indian Express:

JNU, HCU controversies frame the changing space of the university.

Source: New Student On Campus | The Indian Express

Student rebellion has cut Modi sarkar to size

Source: Student rebellion has cut Modi sarkar to size

HCU 2500 acre ka Jail – Teesta Setalvad’s Speech – Justice For Rohith

HCU 2500 acre ka Jail – P K Biju ( Member of Parliament ) Speech – Justice For Rohith

HCU 2500 acre ka Jail – P Sampath ( Member of Parliament ) Speech – Justice For Rohith

After releasing from jail Prof. K Y Ratnam’s Speech in HCU – Justice For Rohith

Inspiring speech after his release by Tathagata Sengupta