UoH SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers
We, The SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers from the University of Hyderabad strongly condemn the attack on Mr. Koonal Duggal while he was addressing a gathering on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanthi.on 14th April 2016. We also condemn the manner in which he was manhandled by the security. In an unconstitutional act that can constitute an act of atrocity and attack on free speech, Mr. Koonal Duggal has been barred from entering EFLU, a public Institution that is required to uphold constitution.
It is a matter of grave concern that Dalits in Universities are made specific targets by institutions and their administration. This trend of violence by the Institution and curbing of rights of individuals, specifically of Dalits is appalling and we demand that such blatant casteist actions be punished and ‘restrictions ‘ against individuals be withdrawn.
We extend our solidarity with the Mr. Koonal Duggal and with the struggling students.
SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers, UoH
via Sowmya Dechamma