The forum for Scheduled Caste faculty said that some of its members would step down from their administrative positions as a mark of solidarity with the agitating students.              
    
The forum members demanded revocation of suspension of four students who were punished along with research scholar Rohith Vemula over their alleged involvement in assault on an ABVP leader. Rohith committed suicide in his hostel room on Sunday.       
    
"We have taken a decision to lay down all our administrative position which some of our colleagues are holding...we are expecting some kind of decision from the authorities, if not done, we will be forced to do that", Sudhakat Babu, a forum member, said.      

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Vemula's alleged suicide following his suspension has snowballed into a major row with BJP's rivals wading into it and demanding the removal of Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, accusing them of being responsible for the death.        

Students have been sitting on an indefinite hunger strike from yesterday as a part of the ongoing agitations.

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