Hyderabad: Jawaharlal Nehru University students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Wednesday wasn't allowed to enter Hyderabad Central University and join the protests over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.
The police stopped him outside the varsity main gate when he arrived in the evening to address protesting students on the campus.
Since the university authorities barred the entry of outsiders, police stopped Kanhaiya's convoy.
After being stopped from entering the Hyderabad University, the JNUSU president addressed the students infront of the gate.
He said, "We have come here for justice for Rohith."
Hitting out at the central government, the JNU student said that it is unfortunate that government is not listening to the voice of students.
He said the government was not ready to listen to the students. He made it clear that police 'lathis' can't silence their voice.
"Our fight will continue till the dreams of Rohith Vemula, BR Ambedkar and Bhagat Singh are realised," he said, demanding enactment of what he called 'Rohith legislation' to ensure social justice on the campuses.
The varsity has not granted any permission to JNU students' union president to address a meeting on the campus, according to Vice Chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile.
Earlier today, Kumar met late Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's mother.
Kanhaiya was booked and arrested on a charge of involvement in anti-national sloganeering on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on February 9.