Dalit scholar suicide: Security stepped up in university campuses

Updated - September 23, 2016 03:20 am IST

Published - January 27, 2016 12:08 am IST - VIJAYAWADA:

In the wake of the call given by the Students’ Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the University of Hyderabad for a nationwide universities’ bandh on Wednesday, the police have stepped up security on campuses.

The bandh was called in support of the JAC’s demand for action against those responsible for the death of research scholar Rohith Vemula.

Instructions have been given to the heads of educational institutions not to allow the entry of outsiders into campuses during the bandh.

“If activists of any outside organisations join the protest, there may be law and order problems. We asked the authorities of all the universities to check the hostels and keep a watch on the activities of union leaders,” a police officer said. Processions and rallies have been banned on university campuses and action would be taken against those who violate the orders, the police said.

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