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KU teachers, students in protest mode

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Oppose privatisation of mess; teachers seek salary arrears, enhancement of retirement age

Major unrest:Students on the KU campus protesting over the poor quality of food at the administrative building in Warangal on Saturday.— Photo: M. Murali
Major unrest:Students on the KU campus protesting over the poor quality of food at the administrative building in Warangal on Saturday.— Photo: M. Murali

The students and teachers of Kakatiya University took to the roads on Saturday here, each with their set of demands.

Scores of students came out of the mess holding plates with rice served to them protesting the poor quality of food.

Raising slogans against the vice chancellor, they demanded that the privatisation of mess should be withdrawn.

Food quality

Later, a group of students reached the administrative building and staged a demonstration there.

On Friday too, the students agitated protesting the poorly cooked breakfast served to them.

However, no action was initiated by the authorities.

The students were forced to agitate for the second day on Saturday as the food served to them was not properly cooked.

Recently, the university authorities outsourced the mess facility on the campus following exorbitant food bills of the students.

Meanwhile, on the third day, the teachers under the auspices of Association of Kakatiya University Teachers (AKUT) staged a demonstration holding placards at the administrative building and struck work.

They lay siege to the office of the registrar as the vice chancellor was away in Hyderabad.

Unfulfilled demands

The teachers vowed to continue their agitation till their demand for payment of salary arrears, enhancement of retirement age and issuance of health cards were met.

No classes

The academic year, which was supposed to begin in July, has not begun so far due to admissions and other reasons.

Only a week ago, the hostels were reopened.

No classwork has started as teachers have been on agitation since the past three days.

The academic schedule of the Kakatiya University is behind by nearly two months.


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