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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar condemns crackdown on HCU students

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday condemned crackdown on students of Hyderabad Central University (HCU) who were demanding action against varsity Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile in the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula suicide case.

He also urged the central and Telangana governments to ensure quick resolution in the stand off between HCU administration and students.

“Condemn brazen abuse of power & violent crackdown on students in Hyd. Urge Govts at Centre & State to ensure quick resolution of the standoff,” Kumar said in a tweet.

He was reacting to the police lathicharge on some HCU students in the university campus three days ago after they had ransacked the VC’s official residence on the day he resumed charge after a two-month leave following suicide by the dalit student.

The Bihar Chief Minister had earlier expressed grief at the suicide of Vemula two months ago and demanded a fair probe and action against those responsible for it.

PTI

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