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.
Dalit Scholar suicide case: Students protest outside university of Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/VMpfOgEHvn— ANI (@ANI_news) January 19, 2016