Andhra Pradesh

Educational institutions to remain closed tomorrow

The students’ organisations on Monday gave a call for a State-wide bandh on February 3 for educational institutions in support of agitating students of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) demanding justice for research scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide last month.

Representatives of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI), All India Students’ Federation (AISF) and YSR Students’ Union here vowed to intensify their agitation to press for action against Union Ministers Bandaru Dattateya and Smriti Irani and Vice-Chancellor P. Appa Rao, who went on leave.

Releasing wall-posters here on Monday in connection with the Wednesday’s bandh, SFI Prakasam district president Ch. Sudhakar said it was unfortunate that the Centre besides, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments remained silent on the just demands of the agitating UoH students even after a fortnight-long stir.

Meanwhile, police foiled an attempt by activists of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) here to torch the effigy of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly ‘'politicising’ the issue for narrow political gains.

Kula Vivaksha Porta Sangam State secretary A. Malyadri demanded the arrest of Mr. Dattatreya, Ms. Smriti Irani and Mr. Appa Rao in connection with the incident.

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