Students demand Prof Rajanna’s ouster

Students of University of Mysore (UoM) staged a protest against Registrar Prof Rajanna in front of the Manasagangotri clock tower premises on Thursday, demanding his ouster.

“Prof R Rajanna is trying to defame inmates of the women’s hostel and in-charge VC Dayananda Mane with false allegations. He should be sacked immediately,” urged the protestors.

“We met Mane on April 1 and explained to him the plight of the university hostels and requested him to provide us with better facilities. In response to our request, Prof Mane visited both men and women’s hostel on April 12 along with other officials. Using this incident to defame him, warden of the hostel, Rekha Jadhav and Rajanna used part of the CCTV footage to corner him, without giving entire footage to the media,” explained   the protestors.

“They are not able to digest the work efficiency of a senior Dalit professor. They are unnecessarily defaming Mane and mentally torturing him. Rajanna, who is damaging the reputation of the UoM and Mane for his survival, needs to be shown the door.”  Hundreds of students took part in the protest.

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