Despite the revocation of the suspension of the four research colleagues of Rohith Vemula in the Hyderabad University, the protest over his suicide intensified with the Controller of Examinations and 12 other faulty members belonging to SC/ST communities gave up their administrative posts in solidarity. This also includes the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Warden.
The varsity Executive Council met and decided to “terminate” the punishment imposed on the students following the relentless pressure from students agitating for the removal of the Vice Chancellor Appa Rao and punishment for those responsible for the suicide of Rohith.
However they were not content with the revocation of the suspension and burnt copies of the EC decision. Vijaya Kumar, one of the students, whose suspension was revoked, said this was not enough.
“The VC must go. This (revocation) is a welcome decision. But we can’t celebrate it because Rohith is not there. We are not able to accept your decision. We have other demands like appropriate compensation and a job for one of the members of Rohith’s family.