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Students protest against land allocation for High Court in Hyderabad

Students of an agriculture university in Hyderabad have been protesting against the government’s decision to allocate 100

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Students protest against land allocation for High Court in Hyderabad

Students of an agriculture university in Hyderabad have been protesting against the government’s decision to allocate 100 acres of their university land for the construction of a new High Court building. They say that the land allocation will result in the cutting of two lakh trees and the loss of biodiversity. They also say that the land allocation will affect their research and education.

The students of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) have been boycotting classes and holding protests since Thursday. They have also organised a bandh programme, which means a shutdown of all activities. They have demanded that the government withdraw the land allocation for the High Court complex and give it back to the university.

Students protest land allocation decision

The students say that the land that has been given to the High Court is home to over 400 species of plants and 200 species of birds, including four endangered species. They say that they are agriculture students and they care about the environment.

The Students said that if the trees are cut down for the High Court, Hyderabad will become like Delhi, which has a lot of air pollution. They say that the temperature in the Rajendranagar area, where the university is located, is cooler than the rest of Hyderabad because of the greenery. They call the campus the lungs of Hyderabad.

The students also say that the land allocation will harm their research and education. They said that the government should rethink its decision and not give their land to the High Court.

As per students, this decision will spoil their ongoing research and thesis. They say that many PG and PhD students, who have finished their thesis, will have nothing to show.

The students have been supported by the non-teaching staff of the university, who have also joined the protest. The students say that about 1,200 staff will take part in the protest. They say that they will continue the protest until the government changes its order.

Additional protests oppose land allocation

The students are not the only ones who are against the land allocation for the High Court. On Thursday, another protest was also held at Arts College by a student group called Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. They also opposed the land allocation for the High Court.

The Telangana Government has issued a Government Order (GO) on Friday to give 100 acres of land in Rajendranagar to the Law Department for the construction of a new High Court for Telangana.

The land belongs to PJTSAU and another university called Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University (SKLTSHU) in the villages of Premavathipet and Budwel, Rajendranagar mandal, Rangareddy District. The government has said that it has examined the matter carefully and has given permission to the registrars of the two universities to allot the land to the Law Department.

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