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In pics: Students demand #JusticeforRohith, protest across cities

india Updated: Jan 19, 2016 14:14 IST
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Hundreds of students are angrily protesting the death of a Dalit student who, along with four others, was barred from using some facilities at his university in Hyderabad.

The protesters accused Hyderabad University’s vice chancellor along with a government minister of unfairly demanding punishment for the five lower-caste students after they clashed last year with a group of students supporting the governing Hindu nationalist party. Police are investigating whether the officials had any role in the 26-year-old student’s death, which they say was a suicide.

While several students were seen protesting outside Mumbai University on Tuesday morning, FTII students in Pune began a one-day hunger striket o express solidarity with students of Hyderabad University.

Fresh protests in Mumbai with students demanding the resignation of minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya and ABVP leader Sushil Kumar. (ANI)

Police use water canon to disperse members of various student organisations during a protest in front of HRD ministry office at Shashtri Bhawan, demanding to sack the vice chancellor of Hyderabad Central University. (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Fresh protests erupted on the University of Hyderabad campus over the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar even as members of a social outfit tried to hold a demonstration outside the residence of Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who has been accused in the suicide case. (Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Police detain girl students during a protest against the ministry of human resource development in New Delhi over the suicide of a PhD scholar Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad. (PTI)
Union human resource and development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani had on Monday refused any intervention by the government in the suicide of the Dalit scholar as several groups demonstrated outside her ministry to vent their ire over the incident. (PTI)

Students staging a protest over the death of Rohith Vemula, a doctorate student at the Hyderabad Central University who was found hanging in a hostel room, in Hyderabad on Monday. (PTI)
Police detained eight students overnight Tuesday following day-long protests on Monday. The students of the University of Hyderabad also protest in the campus demanding action against vice-chancellor Appa Rao, minister of state for labour and employment Bandaru Dattatreya and ABVP leader Sushil Kumar. (PTI)
Police detain a girl student during a protest against the ministry of human resource development in New Delhi. (PTI)
The suicide has triggered protests from students even as Union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya and the VC were named in an FIR in this regard. ( Hindustan Times)