Karnataka

SFI, DYFI activists detained in Tumkur

The activists were demanding restoration of the old logo of the university, which, they said depicted the rich culture and heritage of Tumkur district.

Eleven activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI) and the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) were detained by the police on Sunday after they shouted slogans against Governor H.R. Bhardwaj when his car was passing in front of the Tumkur University gate. They were released later.

The activists were demanding restoration of the old logo of the university, which, they said depicted the rich culture and heritage of Tumkur district. The logo was changed by the former Vice-Chancellor S.C. Sharma.

District secretary of the SFI E. Shivanna said an inquiry should be ordered into the issue of logo change, alleged irregularities in staff recruitment during Dr. Sharma’s term and he approving award of Ph.D. degrees to six candidates who had done research for eight months.

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