Andhra Pradesh

ANU student unions condemn ban

Student unions staging a protest against the ban imposed on their activities, at ANU campus in Guntur on Monday.- Photo:T. Vijaya Kumar  

Student unions at Acharya Nagarjuna University are up in arms against the ban imposed in the aftermath of a suicide of B.Arch student Mondi Rishiteswari.

A circular dated August 8, 2015 had been sent to Principals of all the six campus colleges banning all activities of student unions, caste groups and their affiliated groups.

“We condemn the unilateral ban on student unions. We have been voicing concerns of the student community for years in a democratic manner and we feel that the State government is stifling the voice of student community,” Student Federation of India (SFI) president Pavan said.

The circular stated that all activities, processions and pasting of wall posters on campus and hostels was banned with immediate effect and warned of severe action against violators.

On Monday, leaders of SFI, Progressive Democratic Student Organisation (PDSO) and All India Student Federation (AISF) called on in-charge Vice Chancellor B. Udayalakshmi and appealed against the ban. SFI leaders Sriramulu, Yesu Raju, AISF leader Rajanna were present.

Ms. Udayalakshmi said the ban was imposed under special circumstances in the aftermath of a student’s suicide and added that a decision on revoking it would take some time.


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