Kanhaiya demands justice for Rohith, says HCU can’t suppress voice of students
Jawaharlal Nehru University student union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday was stopped from entering Hyderabad University after Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile denied him permission to address a meeting inside the campus over Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide.
“We’ve come here for justice for Rohith Vemula. Unfortunate that the government is not listening to voice of students,” said Kanhaiya.
Earlier on Wednesday, addressing a press conference after landing in Hyderabad, Kanhaiya, accompanied by local CPI leaders, said the fight will continue until the government brings “Rohit Act” to curb atrocities on the lines of Nirbhaya Act.
“The government smartly made issue of JNU to keep Rohith Vemula’s issue under carpet. But we all know that even if we are different, we are one when it comes to saving justice in the nation. That’s why as soon as I came out jail, on behalf of JNUSU, I thought I would go to Hyderabad. My first visit outside Delhi would be Hyderabad,” he said. He said Vemula’s mother is like Bhagat Singh’s mother the in present circumstances.