Rahul Gandhi's candlelight march at Hyderabad University: As it happened

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday night reached Hyderabad Central University (HCU) to participate in a candlelight protest march by the students over Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide issue. He will sit on hunger strike on Saturday. Here are the latest updates:-

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 08:59

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday night reached Hyderabad Central University (HCU) to participate in a candlelight protest march by the students over Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide issue. He will sit on hunger strike on Saturday. Here are the latest updates:-

 

30 January 2016, 07:38 AM

We four (who were suspended) are sitting on indefinite hunger strike, will continue our fight till we get justice: Protester at Hyderabad University

30 January 2016, 07:28 AM

Amid continuing protests, security tightened at Hyderabad University; checks being conducted to avoid any untoward incident

30 January 2016, 07:08 AM

About 2,000 students had organised the candle light march on Friday night and vowed to participate in hunger strike too in the campus on Vemula's birthday on Saturday.

 

30 January 2016, 06:22 AM

According to a student protesting at HCU over Rohith Vemula'suicide, the mass hunger strike is expected to begin around 7 AM; Rahul Gandhi to remain present

30 January 2016, 06:00 AM

Three of the students including two research scholars who were earlier suspended, sat on fast unto death demanding the fulfilment of their demands such as sacking and arresting of V-C Appa Rao Podile.

 

30 January 2016, 05:46 AM

National Students Union of India (NHUI) National president Roji M John said, Rahul Gandhi will sit in the hunger strike from 6 am to 6pm on Saturday.

30 January 2016, 04:58 AM

A member of joint action committee for social justice (University of Hyderabad) said Rahul Gandhi will be joining the hunger strike movement from 6am on Saturday

30 January 2016, 04:39 AM

Rahul Gandhi will address the protesting students prior to launch of mass hunger strike on Saturday morning at 6 AM

 

30 January 2016, 02:52 AM

Rahul Gandhi will rejoin the protesting students at Hyderabad University Campus at 6 AM on Saturday

30 January 2016, 02:47 AM

Rohith's Vemula brother has also joined the protest march

30 January 2016, 02:36 AM

Mass hunger strike by Hyderabad Central University's students demanding justice for Rohith Vemula to begin on Saturday at 6 AM

 

30 January 2016, 02:22 AM

Candlelight march organized by protesters in Hyderabad University campus

30 January 2016, 02:08 AM

Rohith Vemula's mother at the candlelight march in Hyderabad 

 

30 January 2016, 02:05 AM

Over 50 activists of ABVP have been detained by the local police; they were protesting Rahul Gandhi's visit

30 January 2016, 02:02 AM

Amid continuing protests by students of University of Hyderabad over the suicide of a Dalit research scholar, interim Vice Chancellor Vipin Srivastava has gone on leave.

30 January 2016, 01:37 AM

Rahul Gandhi at the protest site in Hyderabad

30 January 2016, 01:37 AM

ABVP activists protesting against Rahul Gandhi's visit 

30 January 2016, 01:34 AM

Protesting Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists have been detained by the police as Rahul Gandhi arrives at the protest site at Hyderabad Central University

30 January 2016, 01:24 AM

The Congress vice-president had visited the University on January 19 following the suicide by the Dalit scholar and met the agitating students and the family members of Vemula.

30 January 2016, 01:24 AM

This is Rahul's second visit to Hyderabad since Vemula was found hanging in the varsity's hostel room.