Dalit scholar death: Students from 12 universities join protest

The protest, that unfolded amid police presence on the campus, remained peaceful.

By: Express News Service | Hyderabad | Updated: January 26, 2016 3:53 am
Students protest at Delhi University over Rohith Vemula’s death on Monday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal) Students protest at Delhi University over Rohith Vemula’s death on Monday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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.