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Discrimination in HU forces prof for resignation

The professor resigned from the post of Head of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 11 2016 3:35PM | Updated Date: Jun 11 2016 3:40PM

Discrimination in HU forces prof for resignation

A senior university professor of Hyderabad University has resigned from his position as a consequence of existing discrimination against the Dalit people. 

 
The University’s professor resigned from his position as Head of Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy. 
 
According to ‘www.indiatoday.ineducation’, there are a number of reasons that provoked the professor to take such a decision. 
 
The professor resigned because Prof. Vipin Srivastava is appointed recently as the pro-Vice Chancellor for the University.
 
Interestingly, Srivastava was the chairperson of the committee that recommended punishment for the five Dalit researchers at the time of the Rohith Vemula propaganda, after which, Rohith committed suicide.
 
He said he was pained by the continuous humiliation and oppression of Dalits in the institution. The professor also added that he does not want to continue as the Head of the centre with an environment where there was excess bias against Dalits, which should ideally not be the case.