Hyderabad: One of the five Dalit scholars who were expelled from the University of Hyderabad…
New Delhi: The members of Telangana Jagruti Yuva Morcha staged a protest outside Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya’s residence in Hyderabad on Tuesday over the suicide of a Dalit scholar who was expelled from University of Hyderabad.
Rohith, one of the five dalit scholars, expelled from the University of Hyderabad 12 days ago, hanged himself to death on Sunday.
25-year-old Rohith, who belonged to Guntur district, was doing his PhD in science technology and society studies for the past two years. He was expelled from the university following a tussle with students affiliated with the student wing of the BJP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is set to visit the University of Hyderabad to meet the students.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani has flatly refused any intervention by the government in the suicide of a Dalit scholar from the Hyderabad University and said that a two-member team has been sent to the varsity from the ministry to take stock of the situation.
Owaisi for strong action against Hyderabad University VC
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi condemned the Dalit scholar’s suicide in the University of Hyderabad and said the incident indicated that campus politics is no more a place for the decent.
“The incident clearly shows that our universities campus is no more places of politics of the decent. I condemn this attitude and I hope that strong action that taken against vice chancellor. He (vice-chancellor)should realise that it is because of him that a youth was compelled to take his own life,” he told ANI.
“This is the case which should shake the whole nation and people should realise what is happening in central universities campuses,” he added.
The members of Telangana Jagruti Yuva Morcha protesting outside Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya residence.