Former students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have come out in support of a 27-year-old postgraduate from the same institute, who was allegedly attacked recently by men from the upper caste in Satara, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan’s home district.
The nephew of the local Congress legislator is among those who allegedly attacked Vaibhav Ghadge and his wife on January 22 in connection with the 2007 murder of Vaibhav’s relative.
On Wednesday evening, the TISS alumni association, faculty heads and students met to chalk out their plans.
An alumna of the institute, Mausumi Chetia, said that besides visiting the family in Satara to provide moral support, the alumni association and students will hold protests in Mumbai, Satara, Pune and other parts of the state,” said Chetia adding that they will present a charter of demands to state authorities to take up the matter seriously.
Another member of the association, Mayank Sinha, said that will demand that sections under the atrocities act be invoked in the case.
Meanwhile, one of the accused who was produced in court on Wednesday, has been remanded in custody till February 8, said a police official.