Activists stage black flag protest against PM visit

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Around 150 activists of various student unions and Dalit outfits were arrested here on Tuesday for staging a black flag protest against the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya to the city.

Police said the agitators raised slogans against Modi and Dattatreya over the issue of the suicide of Rohit Vemula of University of Hyderabad.

They demanded the immediate arrest of the Union labour minister, whom they held responsible for Vemula’s death, police said.

The Prime Minister,who arrived at Kozhikode in Kerala to attend the Global Ayurveda meet, will later in the day address a public meeting in this textile city and launch an ESI medical college.

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