Published On: Tue, Feb 23rd, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal: ‘This Government Seems To Be At War With Students’

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who joined students’ protests at Jantar Mantar this afternoon over Hyderabad Central University Rohith Vemula’s suicide last month and the ongoing JNU crisis, said, “This government seems to be at war with the students of this country.”

The AAP leader charged Central ministers with driving “Rohith Vemula to suicide.”

Earlier Congress president Rahul Gandhi had come out in support of the students who took out a march in Delhi to demand justice for Mr Vemula and JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition.

Vemula’s family is also present at the “Chalo Dilli” protest.

Carrying the tricolor, blue and red flags, students, activists and intellectuals marched for about a kilometre to Jantar Mantar, the popular site of protests in the heart of the capital. Students of the JNU or Jawaharlal Nehru University, who are demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, have also joined in.

Kejriwal had earlier tweeted that he would go to Jantar Mantar to express solidarity with Rohith’s family and to speak to the students.

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