Protests raged😠 across the country including Pune, Delhi and Gandhinagar. Student organisations led the protests💥 alleging an ABVP-BJP-UoH(University of Hyderabad) nexus & demanded a free and fair probe🔍 into the matter. Meanwhile, renowned poet🖊 Ashok Vajpeyi returned his D.Litt degree🎓 awarded to him by UoH as a protest👊 against the suicide of the student, Rohith Vemula. Congress General Secretary Ajay Maken had ridiculed the HRD minister Smriti Irani for not possessing a degree, pointing to discrepancies in her election affidavit📝 after she came under fire🔫 for the student suicide incident at the UoH. Smriti Irani has waved away👋 the controversy surrounding her qualifications📋 by asking her to be judged by her work instead.