Hundreds of students from universities across several states participated in ‘Chalo University of Hyderabad — Justice for Rohith Vemula’ protest rally Monday morning, raising tensions at the university campus for a few hours. Student representatives from 12 universities — including Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Patna, West Bengal, and other places — converged at the the university to express solidarity with the protesting students.
The protest, that unfolded amid police presence on the campus, remained peaceful.
A team of doctors, meanwhile, checked on the health of the new batch of fasting students — Amala Agnes, K Pramila, B Pratik, Mubashir Hamid, Hari Krishna, Devi Prasad and Kiran Kumar Goud.
The Students’ Joint Action Committee for Social Justice stated that they will not allow the university to function until Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao was made to step down. The university did not function for the eighth day Monday.