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Govt flared up JNU issue to camouflage Rohith Vemula suicide: Kanhaiya Kumar

Jawaharlal Nehru University students leader Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday accused the central government of pursuing the JNU row aggressively to overshadow Rohith Vemula suicide case.


Govt flared up JNU issue to camouflage Rohith Vemula suicide: Kanhaiya Kumar

Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday accused the central government of pursuing the JNU row aggressively to overshadow Rohith Vemula suicide case.

While addressing the press in Hyderabad, the JNUSU president accused the Modi government of trying to suppress the voice of students in various universities.

While condemning violent incidents in Hyderabad Central University, Kumar said he doesn't advocate any violent incidents.

However, at the same time the JNU student hit out at Hyderabad Central University Vice Chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile saying, the students are right in protesting against the VC.

He further said he would visit the Hyderabad University and also address the students.

Kumar said that the Centre should pass the Rohith Vemula Act as soon as possible, adding 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.

Hyderabad Central University has not granted any permission to JNU students' union president to address a meeting on the campus, the Vice Chancellor earlier said.

Kanhaiya was booked and arrested on a charge of involvement in anti-national sloganeering on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on February 9.

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