DU scholar, supporters continue hunger strike to demand teacher’s arrest

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The relay hunger strike by a Delhi University Ph.D. scholar — who has filed a police complaint over alleged casteist remarks made against him — and his supporters on the campus to demand the arrest of the so-called erring Professor continued for the fourth day on Sunday.

Akshay Kumar from the Department of Buddhist Studies complained to police last week against HoD K.T.S. Sarao.

“We will observe the relay hunger strike till Sarao is arrested,” Akshay Kumar told IANS.

“The DCP (North) has asked the witnesses to record their statements tomorrow (Monday)… We will continue the hunger strike in the meantime,” he said.

According to Surendra Kumar, a teacher supporting the protesting students, a complaint was filed against Sarao at the Maurice Nagar police station but the police failed to act initially.

“The police registered the complaint only after students took out a protest march to the police station. Members of Delhi University Teachers’ Association and statutory bodies are also supporting the students and have demanded an inquiry,” the research scholar claimed.

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