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Students stage protest over Vemula's death

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

A group of students belonging to SFI and AISF were arrested today when they attempted to stage a demonstration here seeking immediate action against Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya over the suicide of a Dalit scholar in University of Hyderabad.

Police said they arrested 23 students, including eight girls, who raised slogans against the Central Government over the issue.

Students of Government Law college here boycotted classes and staged a demonstration over the issue in their campus.

They raised slogans against Dattatreya and union HRD Minister Smrithi Irani, police said.

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First Published: Wed, January 20 2016. 19:48 IST