Mangaluru, Feb 17, 2016: Students of Mangalore University boycotted classes and observed a bundh as part of a call given for a state wide University Bundh by progressive student organisations demanding the arrest of those responsible for the alleged suicide of Hyderabad Central University student Rohith Vemula.
Addressing the students at a protest meet held near the main entrance of the University, B.V.S. leader Raghu said it was nothing but a tragedy that a debate is underway regarding the caste of a student instead of tracking down those responsible for his suicide.
SFI District Secretary who also spoke said there have been protests even abroad with regard to this incident. Still it is a wonder why the government was not initiating any action, he observed.
Several student leaders spoke on the occasion. Harish, Mustafa, Limita, Sannappa and other University student leaders led the protest.