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Fresh protests in Hyd, Delhi and Chennai over dalit scholar suicide

28, Jan 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016
HYDERABAD/ NEW DELHI: Fresh protests by students broke out on Wednesday in Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai over the alleged “delay in justice” to the Hyderabad university dalit scholar who committed suicide, as they remained unrelenting in the demand for resignations of Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya.

Lending further support to the stir over Rohith Vemula’s suicide, SC and ST teachers of the Hyderabad Central University(HCU) announced a hunger strike from tomorrow seeking resignation of Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao, who has gone on leave, and interim VC Vipin Srivastava for resumption of academic and administrative work. Several members of the Forum have already given up their administrative responsibilities.

Stepping up their campaign, the university students in Hyderabad held a demonstration outside the residence of Srivastava when he was in a meeting with non-teaching staff.

They then marched outside the campus and burnt effigy of the Vice-Chancellor whose ouster they have sought.


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