In Photos: How Campuses In India Remembered Rohith On His Death Anniversary

Posted by Anwarul Hoda in Campus Watch, PhotoNama
January 19, 2017

Last year, Rohith Vemula, a PhD. a student from Hyderabad University committed suicide after series of scuffles with ABVP group, university administration, a BJP minister and HRD ministry.

Students across the country marked ‘Rohith Day’ on January 17, the first anniversary of the Vemula’s suicide by protesting on campus.

However, while protesting, many students were detained by the police in several cities. Even Rohith’s mother, Radhika Vemula was arrested by Hyderabad police while entering the HCU campus. Two journalists of were also roughed up by the police in Delhi while covering the protest.

Here are some photographs from protests across campuses on Rohith day.

Photo Credit: Dr. Velpula

On January 17, HCU students gathered at the main gate to mark Rohith day. Later many were arrested from the same venue.

Photo credit: Dr. Velpula

Radhika Vemula being arrested while trying to enter the HCU campus.

Photo Credit: Dr. Velpula

Dr. Velpula talking about multiple discrimination and contemporary student politics in Indian higher education” at TISS Mumbai.

Photo Credit: Dr. Velpula

ASA-TISS Mumbai organised a candle march in the memory of Rohith.

Photo Credit: Aqdas Sami

Student of Jamia Millia Islamia organised a candle march while demanding the Rohith Act.

Photo Credit: Azhar

Students at the Jamia campus observed Nukkad Sabha.