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Monday, March 7, 2016

SIO in protests for Justice to Rohit Vemula

In the wake of the recent suicide of a dalit student at the University of Hyderabad, SIO Mumbai along with AISA and various other organizations from TISS, TIFR, IIT-B and MU took to the streets at the Mumbai university campus.

SIO believes that the MHRD should take some concrete steps towards marginalization of students and radicalization of educational institutions across India. It's our earnest desire to see the social fabric of India to be acknowledged and spread through the campuses of india. We would like these campuses to became a safe haven for healthy discussions and a cradle for the development of the society at large. And such condemnable events bring hurdles to these aspirations of ours.

Second phase of SIO Mumbai's protest on Rohit Vemula's suicide took at Azad Maidan when team of few SIO members joined various Student Organizations like Vidhyarti Bharati Sanghatan and Individuals like Kishorda Jagtap, Feroz Mithiborwala, Naushad Usmani, etc.

     "Koonu qawwamina bil-Qist (Be the upholders of Justice), Students Islamic Organization is with Rohit Vemula, We condemn Hindutva Academia and the height of Intolerance reaching across the nation. Universities are the grounds of acquiring Knowledge, You politicians stop your interference afflicting student community with fascism." said Suhaib Shahab respresenting SIO Mumbai at Azad Maidan.

In its third phase, SIO Mumbai participated in Protest rally organised by "Justice for Rohit - Joint Action Committee Mumbai" and was also a part of the committee.

A massive Protest March was held from Byculla to CST demanding justice for Rohit Vemula and all other victims of Communal fascism and Academic Hindutva.

Thousands of People from different Student Organisations, Colleges, Political and Non Political Organisations etc took part in Protest. SIO Mumbai took active part in Protest and demands the govt to punish all the culprits who led to institutional Murder of Rohit Vemula.

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