Hyderabad, Jan. 30 (ANI): As Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi joined the protests against the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday called for shutdown of colleges in Telangana, protesting against the “politics over dead bodies” being played.
The call for the shut down came after Rahul Gandhi visited the Hyderabad Central University late last night and joined the students in the protests.
He will re-join the students in their hunger strike today on the occasion of birthday of Rohith Vemula who allegedly committed suicide earlier this month.
Meanwhile, hours before Gandhi’s visit, the university changed its interim Vice-Chancellor. Interim VC Vipin Srivastava has gone on leave for four days. In his absence, M Periasamy, the next senior-most professor, will take charge. (ANI)