The fight for justice for Rohith Vemula continues all over the country. Many Ambedkarite, progressive and democratic organisations from Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai came together and formed a front on January 22, called Justice for Rohith - Joint Action Committee (JAC), Mumbai, under the guidance of advocate Prakash Ambedkar.
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Students from IIT-Bombay, University of Mumbai, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Nirmala Niketan, Siddharth College, Government Law College, D G Ruparel College, St Xavier’s college etc are part of the front. The JAC, Mumbai, organised a protest rally from Byculla to Vidhan Bhavan yesterday, in which there were around 12,000 participants.
Among the demands of JAC, Mumbai are the arrest of Bandaru Dattatreya - Union Labour Minister, Smriti Irani - HRD Union minister, P Appa Rao - Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, Ramchandra Rao - BJP MLC, Susheel Kumar - ABVP President; and the immediate removal of Rao from the post of Vice Chancellor.