OU Bans Political Discourse On Campus: Social Media Erupts

Telangana Government forgot that OU was the main plank for achieving separate statehood. It now bans the campus as a venue for political deliberations.

Hyderabad: The Administration of OU issued a notice on Wednesday evening that they have decided to ban political events and public meetings on the campus.

The OU has released a press statement stating that all students, researchers, non-teaching staff and teaching staff should restrict themselves to academics on campus.

a�?The University was established for the purpose of imparting higher education and conducting research in various disciplines. Primary objective of University is purely academic and research-oriented. It is, therefore informed to all the concerned, including teachers, students, and the staff that activities which are unrelated to academics are not permitted in the campus,” the press release said.

Soon after the statement was released, there was a backlash in social media. When there were no rules during Telangana agitation, why this new one at present? The student community felt that this is not the decision of university administration but one that was forced on the university by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who has a strong feeling of insecurity.

CM KCR is in a fear that anti incumbency feeling in the students because of unemployment may lead to another agitation which may create trouble for him. TJAC Chairman Kodandaram, who led a�? Occupy Dharna Chowka�? agitation has a good will among the student community who became a threat to KCR’s politics.

Even the Congress has a plan to hold a rally in the name of the unemployed with the help of students in OU Campus in coming days. Keeping all these in mind, it is the decision of CM KCR that came in the form of a university press release, opined many seniors in the campus.

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