Health of fasting students in southern India against research scholar’s suicide worsens

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Health of fasting students in southern India against research scholar’s suicide worsens

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL

The health of six students, who have been on hunger strike for the last eight days protesting against the suicide of a research scholar, deteriorates in India’s southern Hyderabad city

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HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA (JANUARY 27, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (ANI – NO ACCESS ARD)

1. STUDENTS SITTING ON HUNGER STRIKE

2. A STUDENT ON HUNGER STRIKE LYING DOWN

3. PHOTOGRAPH OF ROHITH VEMULA, STUDENT WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE

4. MORE OF STUDENTS SITTING ON HUNGER STRIKE

5. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) A STUDENT ON HUNGER STRIKE, RAM AVTAR, SAYING:

“This person who has not gone (to hospital) is also in a bad condition. He is not able to speak also. When he is talking, he is having headache and is feeling dizziness. His health is deteriorating very fast. People who have been taken to hospital were also in a critical condition. Their blood pressure and sugar level was dropping, so they had to be taken forcefully.”

6. STUDENTS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY

7. STUDENTS PROTESTING

8. STUDENTS BURNING EFFIGY OF UNIVERSITY VICE-CHANCELLOR IN PROTEST

9. STUDENTS SHOUTING SLOGANS AND PROTESTING

10. (SOUNDBITE) (English) A PROTESTER, RAHUL MAITHIL, SAYING:

“Our demand is one. Until and unless we don’t get our demands, we won’t leave our this struggle. Our primary demand is the VC should be removed from his post because here we are doing just for justice for Rohith Vemula, not for any compensation or employment. Only for the justice.”

11. STUDENTS CLAPPING AND WALKING

12. BOARD OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY READING IN ENGLISH ‘UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD’

13. MORE OF STUDENTS CLAPPING AND BEATING DRUMS

14. GIRLS BEATING DRUMS

15. STUDENTS BEATING DRUMS AND WALKING

STORY: The health of six students, who have been on hunger strike for the last eight days protesting against the suicide of a research scholar in India’s southern Hyderabad city, deteriorated on Wednesday (January 27).

Rohith Vemula, a student of University of Hyderabad, was found hanging in his hostel room early this month, after he was expelled from the varsity along with four other students last year. They were also evicted from the hostel this month for allegedly attacking another group of students.

Vemula, a low-caste Dalit and member of Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA), committed suicide on January 17. He left behind a poignant suicide note that went viral, triggering protests across the country by student bodies.

Six of the protesting students were forcibly taken to the hospital when their condition started deteriorating while the others continued with the hunger strike.

“This person who has not gone (to hospital) is also in a bad condition. He is not able to speak also. When he is talking, he is having headache and is feeling dizziness. His health is deteriorating very fast. People who have been taken to hospital were also in a critical condition. Their blood pressure and sugar level was dropping, so they had to be taken forcefully,” said a student, Ram Avtar.

Meanwhile, the protesting students also vowed not to end their strike till their demands were met.

Some of the students protested outside University of Hyderabad and torched an effigy of the vice-chancellor.

The students shouted slogans against the college administration to vent their anger.

Students demanded the resignation of the university Vice- Chancellor P. Appa Rao, who is in the eye of the storm over Vemula’s suicide.

“Our demand is one. Until and unless we don’t get our demands, we won’t leave our this struggle. Our primary demand is the VC should be removed from his post because here we are doing just for justice for Rohith Vemula, not for any compensation or employment. Only for the justice,” said a protestor, Rahul Maithil.

Earlier, the University of Hyderabad announced an ex-gratia of rupees 800,000 (11,838 USD) to the family of Vemula.

Vemula, a native of southern state of Andhra Pradesh, was pursuing his Ph.D at the university for the last two years, before he ended his life.

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