Former chairman of Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission, C S Dwarakanath, who participated as the chief guest of the programme, felt that the people should build the society on the basis of principles taught by Ambedkar, Bhagat Singh, and Tipu Sultan. “Tipu Sultan was a great patriot. In the original copy of the constitution, we can find pictures of Jhansi Laxmi Bai and Tipu Sultan, in recognition of the fact of them being great patriots. Not only Dr Rajendra Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabh Bhai Patel, but even the founder of Jan Sangh, Shyamprasad Mukherjee, too had signed this copy,” he stated. He however lamented the fact that the followers of Mukherjee are reluctant to accept this fact.

In his address, CFI national general secretary T Abdul Naseer said, “The country is witnessing atrocities every now and then due to which mothers have lost their children. This is due to the negligence of lawkeeping forces and improper investigation along with a corrupt system. There are several instance where justice is not being done. Today, protection of human rights is lacking. Now it is up to the students to come forward and fight for justice justice for parents who lost their children, be it Rohit Vemula or Najeeb.
“At present, Radhika Vemula and Nafeesa are seeking justice and fighting hard. We too need to extend our full-fledged support. It is our duty to support a fight for justice.

“Today, the system is such that if we raise our voice, automatically we get labeled as traitors or get killed. Govind Pansare, Dabholkar and Kalburgi were killed but the culprits are still roaming freely without any fear of law,” he said.

The students took out a mega rally to the venue of the programme from Ambedkar Circle in the city before the beginning of the convention. Former chairman of Karnataka State Backward Classes Commission C S Dwarakanath, national general secretary of CFI T Abdul Nasar, Rohit Vemula’s friend Sunganna Velpula, writer Yogesh Master and general secretary of national women’s front Lubna Minaaz were also present.