Phd scholar suicide: HRD committee finds anaomalies in handling of suspension issue

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Hyderabad, Jan 21: Even as the two member fact finding committee is expected to point out some discrepancies in the manner in which the student's suspension issue was handled at the University of Hyderabad, the Vice Chancellor has made it clear that he is not part of any political party.

A two member fact finding team was set up by the Union HRD ministry to probe into the suicide of a PhD scholar, Rohith Vemula.

Rohith Vemula

The committee, which will submit its report to the ministry on Saturday, has found some anomalies in the manner in which the student's suspension issue was handled by the university.

The ministry after studying the report will decide on the next course of action.

Not a party man:

The vice chancellor of the university Appa Rao Podile, who is in the eye of the storm following the suicide of Vemula, has been facing allegations that he had acted at the behest of some groups close to the BJP. He informed that he does not belong to any party.

If my appointment had taken place during the NDA regime, it is only coincidental and to attach it to me being part of a party is not fair, Rao also stated.

He also reiterated that the case against the students who were suspended was on even before he took charge.

Meanwhile, all eyes would be on the committee report which will be submitted to the HRD ministry on Saturday.

The committee has been told by a section of the students that there is some amount of resentment towards Rao especially among the Dalit students.

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