Hyderabad, 7 December 2021
Protests continued at the Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology (CBIT) for the second day. As many as 2,000 students boycotted classes and examinations and staged a protest, demanding a rollback of the fee hike. Trouble began when several student unions, expressing their solidarity with the agitating students, joined in protests at Gandipeta on Thursday morning. The protests brought the traffic to a grinding halt.
Slogans like “we want justice,” “roll back the fee hike,” “down with CBIT,” were raised as thousands of the students tried to stage a sit-in protest to ventilate their anguish over the unilateral decision taken by the management to hike the fee. More students joined the agitation on the Thursday following the breakdown of a two-and-half hour talks between the students and the representatives of the college management on Wednesday. It sparked unprecedented protests on the CBIT campus.
The protestors backed by the AISF, SFI, ABVP, AIDSO members initially tried to stage a protest at the Gandipeta circle. However, following the intervention of the police they took out a rally marching down the 1.5 km stretch down to the CBIT campus, raising slogans against the college management.