On 19th October 2015, 11 students of Hyderabad’s English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) - a central university that comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), India - were given show-cause notices for staging a democratic protest. The students were demanding Students’ Union Elections and were denouncing the undemocratic and reproachful attitude of the administration towards affairs concerning students’ day to day lives.