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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Students burn Smriti Irani's effigy; - Zee News

Rohith Vemula's suicide: Students burn Smriti Irani's effigy; demand Rs 5 crore compensation, job for scholar's kin

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 00:36

Zee Media Bureau
Hyderabad: Despite Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani's attempt to defend the Centre over the suicide of a Dalit scholar, fierce protests continued on Wednesday by the students at the Hyderabad University as they even took to burning her effigy.

Chanting slogans against the Centre and Irani, Hyderabad University students have raised a 6-point demand seeking justice for Rohith Vemula.
Demand #1 - Compensation of Rs 5 crore to Rohith Vemula's family
Demand #2 - Job to Rohith Vemula's kin in the university

Demand #3 - Sack Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile
Demand #4 - Drop false cases against Dalit students of the university
Demand #5 - Revoke suspension of other scholars
Demand #6 - Punish the culprits behind Rohith Vemula's death