Rohith Vemula suicide: Protests in Delhi, 100 students detained

The students marched to HRD ministry demanding Smriti Irani's ouster.

New Delhi: Protesting the alleged "delay in justice" to Hyderabad university research scholar, scores of students from varsities across Delhi on Wednesday once again marched to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry where 100 of them were detained by Delhi police.

According to police, due to security concerns, around 100 students were detained from outside Shastri Bhawan and taken to Parliament Street police station.

"Every time we try to go to the Ministry and raise our demands with HRD Minister Smriti Irani, we are held back and detained by police. Protesting is a basic right. We can't be denied that at a time when the government is trying to cover up 'institutional murder'," Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union vice president Shehla Rashid Shora said.

Members of Krantikari Yuva Sangathan (KYS) and Left-backed All India Students Association (AISA) were also part of the protesters.

"We are protesting against the delay in justice to the student who had to end his life due to the harassment by the institution. Who will be held accountable for similar such suicides in varsities across country which go unreported?" Sucheta De from AISA, asked.

The protests over the issue have been rocking the national capital since last week, with three JNU students sitting on an indefinite hunger strike since Sunday.

( Source : PTI )
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