HCU Suicide: 7 more UoH students go on indefinite protest fast

The students are protesting under the banner of the Joint Action Committee.

Hyderabad: A new set of seven students started an indefinite hunger strike on Sunday after the earlier group of seven students was admitted to hospital after three days of their protest fast on Saturday.

The seven students who began the indefinite hunger strike are Agnes Amala T. of PhD human rights; K.P. Pramila of PhD gender studies; Devi Prasad of PhD sociology, Mubasheer Hameed of MA sociology, Hari Krishna of MA economics, Prathik Bovmi of MA English and Kiran Kumar Gowd of MPhil political science.

The students are protesting under the banner of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice and said that they will protest until all their demands are met.

On Saturday, the police had shifted seven students after health deteriorated after three days fast. Two of them were hospitalised while five others were treated at the UoH health centre.

3 JNU students start hunger strike in solidarity with UoH
Three students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday launched an indefinite hunger strike demanding justice for Rohith Vemula, amid growing outrage.

Three students, Suchishree, Lenin Kumar and Shubhanshu, began the fast in solidarity with the students who are on an indefinite hunger strike at UoH.

“The environment in which Rohith was forced to kill himself is faced by millions of dalit students who manage to reach higher education with great difficulty in our country. His suicide note will remain a powerful testimony to how our higher education system has institutionalised discrimination and hardships for dalits,” said Lenin Kumar, former president of the JNU's students union.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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