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.

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    Mohan
    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm
    Dear commentors prior to mine, I'm a student looking to make some money, and would earnestly like to know how much money you make through putting up such comments a la BJP and extended family.
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    Rajesh
    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:36 am
    Why are we taking them to hospital? if they want to die, let them die. We have give reservation, then we have subsidize their education, and if they fast to death, we have to take them hospital too??
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    Medavi, Madurai
    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:25 am
    Rohit actually belongs to VEMULA community which is OBC. His mother Radhika, belongs to VEDDERA COMMUNITY which is also OBC. She is daughter of Electrical Engineer who worked in Tenali and her mother was a school teacher. Radhika got a SC certificate, paying money, cheating Government, so her children will get jobs. SO ROHIT IS REALLY NOT A DALIT. Now Pappu and lunawal have come to Hyderabad for the sake of OBC...WHICH IS A 'MAHA PAVAM' - Big Sin, according to politicians.
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    mohan
    Jan 25, 2016 at 7:54 am
    More details have been seen to prove that they are not Dalits....and belone to Other community.WHy the students still demand trhe action against the unuversity......It is not logiical on the part of The studens to seek for creation of Rohit act to prevent suicides.How this is possible? This shows that they have some political support to extend confusion.An enquiry is in progress..Let students wait for the outcome of the findings before deciding further action.
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