IIIT Basar Students Call Off Protest, Attend Classes
The students called off their week-long protest following the assurance given by Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on the campus on Monday midnight.
Hyderabad | 21st June 2022
Students of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge and Technologies (RGUKT) in Basara called off their week-long protest following the assurance given by Education Minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on the campus on Monday midnight.
Reddy promised that all the demands raised by students would be resolved in a time-bound manner, mostly in a month, and also promised to take steps to release grants worth Rs 5.60 crore immediately to improve the infrastructure of the university.
After the minister's assurance, the students trooped back into the classrooms on Tuesday and the lecturers resumed duties.
The protests by the students for the last six days led to Reddy, Education Secretary Vakati Karun, RGUKT in-charge Vice-Chancellor Rahul Bojja, local MLA G Vittal Reddy and Collector Musharraf Ali Faruqui to come to the campus at around 9:30 pm and hold discussions with the students.
During the discussion, held in an auditorium in the campus upto 12:30 am, the students insisted that the assurances be given in written, but the minister declined and said that she was giving the promise as the head of the education department.
Despite that, the students decided to withdraw the protest.
Reddy expressed happiness and said that the government would definitely address their 12 demands.
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