Kanhaiya may hold all India convention for 'Rohit Vemula Act'

Hyderabad: JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been leading a movement demanding justice for Dalit research scholar Rohit Vemula, today said they may organise an all India convention on 'Rohit Vemula Act' in Delhi or Hyderabad.

He also alleged that the Hyderabad Central University authorities curb democratic rights in the name of

"surveillance", and vowed that the agitation will continue until the government brings in a 'Rohit Vemula Act' to check "atrocities on Dalits and oppressed classes".

"There is no normal situation on the campus. In the name of surveillance, democratic rights of the people are attacked. Meetings are not allowed. Even media vehicles are not allowed in the university. This will endanger the democratic fabric of the society," Kanhaiya Kumar said.

PTI