The Congress was to be held at Hyderabad’s Osmania University, where there have been protests after the recent suicide of a Dalit student.
D. Shanti Priya, head of the astronomy department in Hyderabad’s Osmania University, studies the evolution of binary stars.
Shepherd has recently found himself in a controversy over his book, Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu, which Arya Vysya associations say is derogatory and demeaning.
KCR appears to have reneged on key promises made to Osmania students, who played a key role in the Telangana movement.
In the 1970s the ABVP targeted a progressive students’ movement at Osmania University using strategies very similar to those used at JNU today.