Rohith Vemula Suicide: ABVP Called For A Bandh


Hyderabad: The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Saturday called for a bandh of colleges in Telangana in protest against the “politics over dead bodies” done by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) over the Rohith Vemula issue.

“ABVP strongly opposes the politicisation being done by Rahul Gandhi in Central University at a time when peaceful atmosphere is returning in the university,” ABVP national executive member Kadiam Raju said in a statement.

Gandhi should stop the “politics over dead bodies” and help restore normalcy in the HCU, he said. The call for shut down by the ABVP came as Gandhi came to the HCU campus late Friday night and is scheduled to join the fast to be undertaken by the agitating students of the university Saturday on the occasion of birthday of Dalit Research scholar Rohith Vemula who allegedly committed suicide earlier this month.

“ABVP questions why he (Rahul Gandhi) did not console when Dalit women students died in a medical college in Chennai,” the statement said.