BVS holds a poster of HCU student Rohit Vemula, who committed suicide

An activist of the Bhaujan Vidyarthy Sangha (BVS) holds a poster of Hyderabad University student Rohit Vemula, who committed suicide last month, during a protest staged against Karnataka government demanding jobs for caste members in the private sector in Bangalore on February 3, 2016. Rohit Vemula, a 26-year-old doctoral student at the university of Hyderabad, was found hanged on January 17, triggering protests in the southern city and New Delhi. He was one of five students, all from India’s lowest Dalit social caste, to be suspended by the university after they were accused of assaulting the head of a right-wing student political group — a charge they denied. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRAN