New Delhi, Feb 23: Students are participating in a rally here on Tuesday to demand justice for Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula and JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi have expressed their support to the students who are marching in the national capital.
Rohith’s family is currently present in New Delhi.
“Will go to jantar mantar sometime in the afternoon today to express solidarity with Rohith’s family n to speak to students,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Rohith was one of the five Dalit scholars who was expelled by the University of Hyderabad in August 2015 for allegedly attacking a student activist belonging to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
On Jan 17, Rohith managed to enter the NRS hostel, locked himself and hanged himself reportedly after being depressed over his expulsion from the university.
Recently, the university has revoked suspension of the four students, following uproar over the suicide.
The incident has snowballed into a major issue across the country with a widespread agitation being carried out against the government and the university authorities.
JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar was recently arrested on sedition charges.
Kumar’s bail plea will be heard by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
The police in their report said that Kumar was involved with the group who let out anti national slogans.
The police also reported that Kumar and his friends went ahead with the Afzal Guru event even after permission for the same was not granted.