Didn't disconnect Internet, water facilities on campus: HCU

PTI3_22_2016_000289A Students of Hyderabad Central University demanding justice for dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, holding a protest demonstration against the University VC | PTI

Hyderabad Central University (HCU) on Thursday claimed that water and Internet facilities on the campus were "never" disconnected by the authorities but "temporarily" halted as these were affected by the ongoing protests.

Refuting the allegations by a section of students that varsity authorities disconnected these facilities for the past two days, the officials on Thursday said water supply was temporarily stopped as some miscreants damaged the pump.

"The university never cut off water nor electricity on the campus. Some miscreants damaged the pump on the campus and (it) has been since restored. It may also be noted that there is a general water shortage to the campus for the last two months," the officials said in a statement.

With regard to Internet service being cut off, HCU faculty member Bipin Srivastava said that "Internet facilities are managed by non-teaching staff. Since the non-teaching staff went on strike, Internet services were interrupted for that time."

The HCU administration officials said, "The varsity did not disconnect Internet facility on the campus. The Internet facilities have been restored on the campus." After the violence by some students, the varsity administration is making all efforts to restore normalcy on the campus. The Vice-Chancellor has already declared that the classes will resume from Monday, the statement said.

There is no restriction of movement on "legitimate or authorised" members of the university community. The administration has decided to restrict the entry of only the outsiders on the campus, it added.

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