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40 RSYF members held for trying to picket Raj Bhavan

Protest in Mumbai over Rohith Vemula's suicide

Chennai : About 40 activists of the Revolutionary Students and Youth Front (RYSF) were detained today for trying to picket the Raj Bhavan over the suicides of a Dalit scholar in Hyderabad and three students of a private college in Villupuram last week.

The protesting students were detained at Saidapet before they could proceed to the Raj Bhavan, police said.

The protesters demanded a proper probe into the deaths of Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula of Hyderabad Central University and that of three girls – V Priyanka, T Monisha and E Saranya, all students of a Yoga and Naturopathy college at Chinna Salem in Villupuram district, and sought action against those involved in these cases.

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