Andhra Pradesh

Student bandh evokes partial response

Activists of various political parties form a human chain in Guntur on Wednesday expressing solidarity with the agitating students in the State. –Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

Activists of various political parties form a human chain in Guntur on Wednesday expressing solidarity with the agitating students in the State. –Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar  

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The bandh call given by the student unions got a partial response in Nellore city. Some of the educational institutions shutting down to express their solidarity on the issue of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar Rohith’s suicide case.

The student leaders demanded an impartial enquiry into the suicide of Rohith and stringent punishment to the guilty. Their demands, included Rs.50 lakh ex gratia to Rohith’s family members, job to his kin and so on.

Students’ Federation of India district secretary M.V. Ramana, National Students Union of India district in-charge Kesava Narayana and All India Students Federation district secretary Y. Madhu and others took part in the bandh call.

Guntur Staff Reporter adds: The ongoing agitation demanding justice in the case related to the suicide of Vemula Rohith, a Dalit research scholar in University of Hyderabad, intensified on Wednesday.

Responding a call given by various student unions with the exception of ABVP, schools and colleges remained closed on Wednesday voluntarily.

Leaders of SFI, NSUI, AISF and PDSO thanked the managements of various institutions for responding to a call and observing the bandh.

Earlier in the day, leaders of various political parties formed a human chain at Dr. Ambedkar Statue Centre expressing solidarity with the agitation.

Congress leaders Sk. Mastan Vali, former SC Cell president Y. Vijaya Kiran, leaders of Dalit Bahujan Front were present.

They demanded immediate action against the two Central Ministers named in the FIR, enactment of the Rohith Act and provision of a job to the younger brother of Rohith in the university campus.



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