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:-
We four (who were suspended) are sitting on indefinite hunger strike, will continue our fight till we get justice: Protester at Hyderabad University
Amid continuing protests, security tightened at Hyderabad University; checks being conducted to avoid any untoward incident
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Rahul Gandhi will address the protesting students prior to launch of mass hunger strike on Saturday morning at 6 AM
Rahul Gandhi will rejoin the protesting students at Hyderabad University Campus at 6 AM on Saturday
Rohith's Vemula brother has also joined the protest march