40 RSYF members held for trying to picket Raj Bhavan

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Chennai, Jan 27: About 40 activists of the Revolutionary Students and Youth Front (RYSF) were detained on Wednesday for trying to picket the Raj Bhavan over the suicides of a Dalit scholar in Hyderabad and three students of a private college in Villupuram last week.

The protesting students were detained at Saidapet before they could proceed to the Raj Bhavan, police said.


The protesters demanded a proper probe into the deaths of Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula of Hyderabad Central University and that of three girls - V Priyanka, T Monisha and E Saranya, all students of a Yoga and Naturopathy college at Chinna Salem in Villupuram district, and sought action against those involved in these cases.


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