Police Attack on UoH Students: A Photo Story by An Eye-Witness

Sahith M

I reached the protest site after the initial violence had taken place. Large number of students were staging a protest inside the premises of VC’s guesthouse.The students demanded the sacking of VC Appa Rao for his involvement in the institutional murder of Rohit Vemula. Earlier that morning Appa Rao resumed the post after ensuring support from the state and ABVP.The students were provoked by ABVP students who were already stationed in support of the VC because of which violence escalated and chaos prevailed.
A large police force rushed to the spot after things had become peaceful to "control the situation"
A large police force rushed to the spot after things had become peaceful to “control the situation”
Police protection around the VC guest house
Police protection around the VC guest house
Police protection around the VC guest house
Police protection around the VC guest house
Dontha Prashant (initially suspended student and ASA member ,under custody now) ,Zuhail KP (students Union president) , Sunkanna(ASA member and Suspended student) discussing the elaborate plan sketched by the VC to encourage vandalism.Tasks for “like minded” faculty included getting milk , water and arrange seats , presumably to watch the spectacle
Dontha Prashant (initially suspended student and ASA member ,under custody now) ,Zuhail KP (students Union president) , Sunkanna(ASA member and Suspended student) discussing the elaborate plan sketched by the VC to encourage vandalism.Tasks for “like minded” faculty included getting milk , water and arrange seats , presumably to watch the spectacle
Students and faculty interacting to plan further action. Tathagatha a faculty of maths department who is also in custody now speaking
Students and faculty interacting to plan further action. Tathagatha a faculty of maths department who is also in custody now speaking
Press allowed to enter in to the VC guest house
Press allowed to enter in to the VC guest house
Students raising slogans against BJP and the state police
Students raising slogans against BJP and the state police
Police on campus
Police on campus
Very few women police officers were present compared to the large number of female protestors present
Very few women police officers were present compared to the large number of female protestors present
Women were beaten, dragged by police officers
Women were beaten, dragged by police officers
Female protestors were allegedly threatened with rape by the male police officers
Female protestors were allegedly threatened with rape by the male police officers
Students were brutally assaulted
Students were brutally assaulted

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large number of students were admitted to the health centre ,out of which 10 were hospitalised.
large number of students were admitted to the health centre, out of which 10 were hospitalised.
large number of students were admitted to the health centre ,out of which 10 were hospitalised.
large number of students were admitted to the health centre,out of which 10 were hospitalised.

Police was very aggressive towards the students photographing the police violence,while ABVP was given a free hand to record from inside the VC chambers.My camera was snatched and i was assaulted ,as a result i couldn’t capture the most brutal moments.