KARNATAKA

DSS stages protest on varsity campus

Staff Reporter

Bangalore: Activists of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsh Samiti staged a protest on the campus of Bangalore University’s Central College here on Thursday demanding the appointment of a qualified person from the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes as Vice-Chancellor of the university.

N. Murthy, State president of the samiti told presspersons that the university had not had a Vice-Chancellor from the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes since its inception. “There are several qualified persons from the community in the university, including in-charge Vice-Chancellor H.T. Rathod, Jogan Shankar and B.C. Mylarappa,” he said.

He also urged Minister for Higher Education Arvind Limbavali to fill the backlog vacancies in all universities in the State as soon as possible. He also said that the Government should initiate action to remove IPS official Sanjay Vir Singh from the post of Registrar. “Even though he holds such a high position, he is an MBA student in the same university. He even changed the timetable to suit his schedule,” Mr. Murthy alleged. Mr. Murthy said that members of the samiti would be submitting a memorandum of their demands to Governor Rameshwar Thakur, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Mr. Limbavali.

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