HCU Dalit professors resign from administrative positions over Smriti Irani comments

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

As many as ten Dalit Professors working in Hyderabad Central University resigned from their administrative positions irked by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s comments. Irani said that every stage right from Proctoral committee to Executive Council to sub committees of Executive Council senior Dalit professors were involved in the suspension of five members.

Prakash Babu, Dean of Students Welfare and member of SC/ST Teachers and Officers Forum said that the Union Minister is misleading the nation. He said that there has been no representation from the Dalits in the Executive Council since the university’s inception. He said that the comments of the minister is totally misleading and were false.

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