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AISA protests outside RSS office over Rohith’s suicide

AISA protests outside RSS office over Rohith’s suicide
Protesters affiliated with Madhesi groups take part during the protest against the upcoming constitution in Biratnagar, Nepal September 15, 2015. The strike has been going on for over a month in Biratnagar and elsewhere in the southern plains. Over 40 people have been killed during protests against the proposed constitution. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

New Delhi: The All India Students Association (AISA) on Saturday protested outside the office of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, terming it as ‘institutional murder’.

” RSS, ABVP, Smriti Irani and Appa Rao are responsible for the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula. The police are protecting them. We are protesting against that. They are saffronising the university,” said one of the protestor.

“We are protesting against the brahmanical forces which are against the students. We will continue with our protest,” said another protestor.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is on a day-long hunger strike along with the other protesting students at the Hyderabad Central University.

“I am here today at the request of Rohith’s friends and family, to stand with them in their fight for justice. A young life full of dreams and aspirations was cut short. We owe it to him, to the memory of Gandhiji, to every single Indian student who dreams of an India free from prejudice and injustice,” Rahul said.

Rahul, who arrived here at 12.10 am, also participated in a candle light march by 2000 students to mark Rohith’s birth anniversary last night.

This is the Congress vice-president’s second visit to Hyderabad since the Dalit scholar’s suicide as he had visited the university on January 19 and met agitating students and Rohith’s family members. (ANI)