Nizamia Tibbi (Unani) Medical College: SC/ST students allege bias

Hyderabad, Novermber, 18 : Around 30 Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe students of Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS) at Nizamia Tibbi (Unani) Medical College on Tuesday alleged discrimination and harassment by certain members of faculty and students.

Demanding protection from such harassment and action against those involved in discrimination, students and their parents threatened agitation and cases under SC/ST Atrocities Act. Different dalit organisations too came in support of the students who at a press meet today claimed that faculty members were threatening to fail them in examinations and harassing as to why they took admission in the course.

“After government made provisions of taking Urdu as a language to qualify for admission to the BUMS, these students got admission but are being subjected to harassment,” G. Shankar, Secretary-General, A.P. SC Sankshema Sangham. If timely action was not initiated by the college authorities and government, agitation would be launched soon, he said.


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