Kanhaiya barred from entering HCU, says will struggle for Rohith Act

Kanhaiya barred from entering HCU, says will struggle for Rohith Act

Submitted by rajiv on Wed, 2016-03-23 19:31 Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on a visit to Hyderabad University, on Wednesday said that the Centre should pass the Rohith Vemula Act as soon as possible. Kanhaiya said they will fight to press the Centre to pass the act so that no such incidents occur in future. He said he, along with three other JNU research scholars and professor, will meet Rohith Vemula's mother. Comparing Rohith's mother to Bhagat Singh's mother, he said, "The Joint Action committee has invited them to Hyderabad and in the evening a public meeting will be held." “Today, I will first meet Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika and his brother Raja. JAC has invited me to address a public meeting on HCU campus. If police allows me then I will definitely go to HCU and address the students,” Kanhaiya told reporters at Hyderabad airport. The fiery student leader also said the government had raked up the issue of JNU to divert attention from Rohit Vemula's suicide. "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. HCU officials are taking no chances and have barred all outsiders, including Kanhaiya, from entering the university. Vice-chancellor Appa Rao Podile said Kumar didn’t have “permission” to hold a meeting. “Nobody has approached for permission. Definitely, there is no permission,” he said. The university has also suspended classes for four days to maintain peace. Rohith, 26, had committed suicide by hanging himself in the University of Hyderabad's campus in January. He was earlier suspended from the university hostel in August last year by the administration for allegedly attacking an ABVP leader.