Justice For Rohith Vemula
Hundreds of Students who were protesting against the institutional murder of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula were brutally lathicharged by the police and hindutva goons near the RSS office in New Delhi yesterday. Students from several colleges and universtities in Delhi marched to the RSS office demanding justice for Rohith, on his 27th birth day. Students were stopped near the RSS office and police and hinudtva goons brutally assaulted them, injuring several students. Even the media persons covering the event were not spared. They too were attacked and cameras damaged. Moreover, there is a near total media black out of the incident!
The students demanded punishment to those who led the harassment and victimisation at the behest of the RSS-BJP which led to the death of Rohith. The students were demanding action against HCU VC Appa Rao and Union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani.
The protest against the suicide of University of Hyderabad (HoU) scholar Rohith Vemula has already turned into a national students movement. Students across the nation are joining the protesting students in HoU. The HoU students are on an indefinite hunger strike.http://www.countercurrents.org/cc310116.htm