The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Saturday demanded that the University of Hyderabad, which was at the centre of controversy earlier this year with the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, should suspend the faculty members indulging in “anti-national activities”.
It also demanded eviction of those students who live in the hostels on campus in an unauthorized manner.
“We demand strict action against some faculty members who indulge in anti-national activities. We also seek suspension of students who take out rallies supporting anti-national elements and terrorists. Bajrang Dal will undertake Chalo Hyderabad University programme on July 28 to protest anit-national activities in the varsity,” Telangana VHP President M Ramaraju said.
Reacting to his statement, Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (University of Hyderabad) demanded that varsity administration should ensure the safety of students.
“The Students Union of UoH strongly condemns the statement of the president of VHP (Telangana) who threatened that the Bajrang Dal would enter the university to nab Amol Singh on July 28. The UoH Students Union will not allow any such move. We demand the university administration ensure the safety of Amol Singh (who was involved in fracas with ABVP students last week). The right-wing bigots have no place in our university,” the JAC said in a statement.
Ramaraju said his organisation had not named any particular person, but would take “action” if University Authorities failed to take necessary steps.