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HCU students’ union passes resolution seeking VC’s removal

The University of Hyderabad Students’ Union has passed a resolution demanding resignation or removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile from the post. The University General Body Meeting (UGBM), held on Tuesday and attended by 949 students, passed six resolutions. It included a condolence resolution for Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, which was passed unanimously.

Vemula had allegedly committed suicide in a hostel room of the varsity in January.

UGBM is the highest decision-making body of the students of the university, claimed a release from varsity students.

The university’s students union president, Zuhail KP, addressed the students explaining the recent developments on the campus after the death of Vemula. Opinions were sought from all the students present in the UGBM, it said.

A resolution demanding the resignation/removal of Prof Appa Rao Podile from the post of VC was passed by voting, in which 948 students voted in favour of the resolution demanding his removal and one student objected to it, the release said.
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