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Gujarat riots echo at Hyderabad University

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: February 28, 2016 | Updated on: February 28, 2016

JAC says students facing violence from right wingers.

University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad

Hyderabad: UoH students conducted a ‘Remembering the Gujarat Pogrom 2002’ event on Sunday as part of their ongoing protest against the NDA government on the Rohith Vemula issue.

The joint action committee members said that students from all over the country were facing violence from right wing forces who were against the people and democracy in the country.

Students also showed the documentary film Final Solution, which was banned by the censor board.

The documentary is mostly interviews with Muslims and Hindus, of multiple generations, with different views regarding the causes, justifications and the actual violence that occurred during the Gujarat riots.

"As we continue to fight for justice for Rohith and for more democratic space in society we remember the victims of the Gujarat pogrom are still struggling to gather their lives together and justice is still denied to them," said the organisers in their official release.

"We come together to remember how hand in hand with the state the Narendra Modi-led BJP government and other allied forces massacred, raped and dispossessed the Muslims of Gujarat of their lives, property and peace. They have created an atmosphere of fear, insecurity and enforced deprivation. They continue to be in power and the violence also continues," said the release.

Scores of students from the university attended the event held at the shop complex.

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