Hyderabad: A Hyderabad Court will today hear the bail plea of 27 students, who were arrested for staging a violent protest against varsity Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile. Following the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, Rao had gone on leave and resumed office on March 23.
The students have been booked on 11 charges – pertaining to rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, among others. Ex union home minister Susheel Kumar Shinde and Congress MP Rajeev Satav will meet the students at the Cherlapali Jail at 11 a.m. Following the students’ protest, classes in the varsity were suspended till March 27.