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Protests against Centre over the issue of Rohith suicide

Protest after research scholar Rohit Vemula's sucide

Mumbai : Escalating its attack on the Centre over the issue of a dalit scholar’s alleged suicide in Hyderabad University, Dalit activists today staged protests and blocked a road in Mumbai.

A ‘rasta roko’ was staged at Shivaji Chowk in Chembur and activists shouted slogans against BJP ministers Irani and Dattatreya.

Former Maharashtra Minister Chandrakant Handore was detained by police during the protest.

RPI leader Ramadas Athavale, who had gone to Hyderabad yesterday to express solidarity with Vemula’s family, had to face the ire of students who said his party was a constituent of the BJP-led alliance, despite his condemnation of the people responsible for Rohith Vemula’s suicide.

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