Protesting students fear suspension of classes
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 08:44 AM |
HYDERABAD: A day after 17 students of Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University at Rajendranagar were picked up by police from their hostels, students alleged that the administration has threatened to suspend the PG students and cancel the semester for B.Sc students, if they failed to withdraw from the ongoing agitation. Under pressure, the students have called off the hunger strike but have asserted that they will continue the protest in a peaceful manner.
“A case has been registered against Sagar Reddy, a student who fasted unto death and another case against 16 other students at Rajendranagar police station,” said N Srinivas, a III year student. Students boycotted classes on Thursday. “Since classes were suspended for past one month, we were told that if we fail to attend classes now, PG students will lose their seats and the semester would be called off for UG students,” said P Pushpa, a student.
“Authorities are saying that girls who did not open their room’s doors when police came on Wednesday night will also be booked,” said a III year female student.