Even as the protests of the students’ Joint Action Committee at Sri Krishnadevraya University (SKU) entered the 35th day on Tuesday, a resolution does not seem to come out in the near future, with the students threatening to disrupt the university administration alleging indifference towards their demands. Late in the evening on Monday, the students sat in protest opposite the Vice-Chancellor’s bungalow, after a heated argument between him outside the university campus, demanding that Vice-Chancellor K. Ramakrishna Reddy immediately take action against illegal appointments.
However, later, both parties came to an understanding as per which the authorities were expected to give a point-by-point information today on the action taken and the current position of the university administration over the nine points mentioned in GO No 203 issued by the State government.
The student organisations told The Hindu that the day had passed without any official meeting the student organisations or offering the document as promised.
“We told the Vice-Chancellor that we would consider halting the protests after looking into the document the authorities were expected to give us. We had promised him (V-C) that we would base our next course of action on that report,” a student leader of the AISF said.
The students gheraoed the Dean of student affairs at the SKU and extracted a promise from him that the university authorities would approach them on Wednesday with the document.
With the students and the authorities unrelenting and the latter citing legal positions and delays, effectively expressing their helplessness in the matter, the issue is expected to drag on for at least a few more days.
Plea to students
Meanwhile, the SKU authorities urged the student groups not to disrupt the day-to-day work of the university administration keeping in view the examinations that are under way and the backend work that needs to be done at the university during this exam period.