Hyderabad,Sk Arif Hasan: I shall not say it was simply a suicide case. Surprised na!!! Hey, hold on. Let me bring the full fact. Trust me, it was, in fact, a murder conspired in cool mind by BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya, local ABVP leader Sushil Kumar and HRD Minister Smriti Irani. Rohit actually was murdered, though in the guise of suicide, because he had the courage to stand against the injustices done by the saffron right wing groups and just because he exercised his free speech against such demonic saffron groups. He was silenced forever just in the same way, just as Kalbergi was silenced though the modus operandi of two cases are different. One was executed by a visible gun, whereas the other by a few invisible gunshots. The drama begins with the assertion of free speech by the Ambedkar Students Association, which organized a protest march in UoH against the attack by ABVP on Montage Film Society in Delhi University, which was screening a documentary movie ‘Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai’. To throttle this raising voice, BJP successfully used its student organization ABVP. They used its leader Sushil Kumar, who passed a comment on Facebook calling ASA members ‘goons’ and anti-national terrorists, which the usual practice of these BJP bhakts and its online Bandar sena. This Susheel, however, submitted a written apology later. But, on the next morning, Susheel Kumar alleged that about 30 students belonging to the ASA had beaten him up and he had to be hospitalized, which was quite a fake accusation as was proved by 1st Proctorial Board enquiry report of UoH. The Proctorial Board, which conducted an enquiry by a medical examiner, could not find any proof of injuries on Susheel Kumar. Security guards present at the scene also did not confirm the incident. The board finally reported:
“The board could not get any hard evidence of beating of Mr.
Susheel Kumar either from Mr Krishna Chaitanya or from the reports submitted by Dr. Anupama. Dr. Anupama’s reports also could not link or suggest that the surgery of the Susheel Kumar is the direct result of the beating.”
In the meantime, after seeing that their attempt to criminalize Rohit and ASA is failing, the BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya decided to mount unjust pressure on UoH for silencing the rising voice of Rohit and ASA. He, therefore, wrote the letter shown in the link, which I would append in the end of this article, to the great great nautanki Smriti Irani ji, branding Rohit and ASA as anti-national terrorists. And as soon as the letter reached, Smriti Ji became super active, like she was in APDR episode, to throttle the rising voice of the Dalit youths against BJP-RSS. She spent no moment to launch her persecution mission against Rohit and ASA. She went on writing successive coercive letters to UoH for mounting pressure on it, just like she did in Madras, IIT case so that the UoH may take harsh action against Rohit and ASA and throttle the rising voice against BJP-RSS, despite being innocent they r. She wrote, at least, four coercive letters in the guise of enquiry letters, just in three months beginning September, and sought responses from the UoH administration on activities on its campus, which, according to BJP is “anti-national activities” because they were questioning RSS-BJP camp. She also labeled serious allegations of treason against Rohit and ASA in all those letters and insisted for action against Rohit and other ASA member students on the allegation of attack on Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), president, N. Susheel Kumar, which is 100% a fabricated story faked by BJP. [see, The Hindu ]
UoH’s administration, however, initially denied the charges labelled by Smriti Irani devi.
P. Appa Rao, the Vice-Chancellor of UoH replied to the Yell graduate (6days course) Mrs. Irani: “There were no anti-national activities on this campus and I can vouch for all my students and faculty. They have not and will not indulge in anti-national activities.” The faculty members of the University of Hyderabad Teachers Association also vouched for protests on campus. K. Laxminarayana of University of Hyderabad Teachers’ Association, said: “Universities are democratic spaces where different modes of protests should take place”. Aside from this, the ASA students, with the help of faculty members, had also filed a writ petition in Hyderabad High Court against their persecution, which BJP was doing by labelling the fake charges against them.
Nevertheless, with this mounted pressure from Modi Govt. especially Smriti Irani, the UoH finally made to surrender, and after lots of drama, the UoH was forced to expel Rohit and other students who raised voice against Saffron right wingers. The Proctorial body ultimately surrendering before continuous pressure BJP Govt changed its earlier decision, which contradicts the earlier one, and suspended Rohit and other Dalit students under compulsion and coercion from Modi Govt. The vital portion of this contradictory 2nd decision was the following:
“Based on the Medical officer report, main complainant Sushil Kumar’s deposition and pictures by him and the deposition of two eyewitnesses (names are kept confidential) of the incident, it was evidently cleared that Mr. Susheel Kumar was abused, beaten, forced to write apology letter by a group of more than 30 students, lead by Prashant. The main and most active students involved and named by the complainant and mostly confirmed by eyewitnesses, in abusing and hitting are Prashant, Rohit, Seshu, Vijay and Sunkanna.”
Following the decision of suspension, ASA organized another protest, and in an open discussion with former vice-chancellor Prof. RP Sharma on the fallacies of the enquiry and the decision taken, The VC immediately revoked the suspension, subject to the constitution of a new committee to inquire into the incident afresh. But, the present vice-chancellor Prof P Apparao did not order a fresh enquiry and kept the suspended students in the dark while a committee from Executive Council took a decision of suspension.
A written statement was released by the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (UoH) terming the decision ‘shockingly atrocious’ and ‘incomprehensible’. It also states that immediately after the appointment of Prof. P. Apparao as a VC under the direction of the new BJP-led Union government, the decision to ostracize the Dalit research scholars from hostels, commonplaces, administrative building, and student union election was taken without conducting any fresh enquiry into the incident.
The Executive Council, the apex body of the University, arrived at this decision of suspension without conducting any enquiry but just under the pressure of BJP Govt. especially Smriti Irani. The decision practically translated into a kind of social boycott. And, for all these, Rohit, finally, had to execute him. He was pushed and pushed until he was cornered against the wall. He was pushed unto a point where no other option was left for him than to finish him off. R all these facts, not enough to establish who is responsible for his premature death? R these not enough facts to suggest how the BJP gang conspired to execute using a psychological gun? R these not enough facts to prove how his suicide was abated by BJP especially BJP MP Bandaru Dattatreya, local ABVP leader Sushil Kumar and HRD Minister Smriti Irani in the execution of a dirty conspiracy?
All the expelled students belong to economically weak families and have been protesting in front of the hostel for the past ten days demanding revocation of the suspension. But, the sons of Manu in the administration turned a blind eye towards them. Now they have taken Rohit’s life. They are thirsting for more dalit blood, to feed the upper caste sanghis. And why all these?? Just because they raise voice against atrocities of Saffron Groups and questioned their unjust activities. The msg is clear. Turn ur eyes from all the evil deeds of these saffron right-wingers, else get persecuted and finally die. Fuhrer perhaps not that much demonic like this Modi Govt is turning out to be day after day.
Till last night, a handsome number of students were sitting beside Rohit’s body, refusing to let the state touch him without registering FIR against the actual murderers. And Smriti Irani Ji, after murdering him in a cool brain, now saying that it’s a state list matter and central Govt would not interfere in it. She understood this after doing all the unjust things and after continuously interfering with an independent body, and after murdering Rohit. How long this drama she would continue to do? After APDR episode, Lalit gate drama; and now Rohit’s tactful murder. God knows how many dramas r yet to come from the Yell graduate Smriti Irani ji. I will, however, end my article quoting the final words of Rohit, every word of which reflects the pain, the tortures he endured, and the conspiracy under which he finally was executed by a cryptic tactic:
I would not be around when you read this letter. Don’t get angry on me. I know some of you truly cared for me, loved me and treated me very well. I have no complaints on anyone. It was always with myself I had problems. I feel a growing gap between my soul and my body. And I have become a monster. I always wanted to be a writer. A writer of science, like Carl Sagan. At last, this is the only letter I am getting to write.
I loved Science, Stars, Nature, but then I loved people without knowing that people have long since divorced from nature. Our feelings are second handed. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs colored. Our originality valid through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.
The value of a man was reduced to his immediate identity and nearest possibility. To a vote. To a number. To a thing. Never was a man treated as a mind. As a glorious thing made up of star dust. In very field, in studies, in streets, in politics, and in dying and living.
I am writing this kind of letter for the first time. My first time of a final letter. Forgive me if I fail to make sense. May be I was wrong, all the while, in understanding world. In understanding love, pain, life, death. There was no urgency. But I always was rushing. Desperate to start a life. All the while, some people, for them, life itself is curse. My birth is my fatal accident. I can never recover from my childhood loneliness. The unappreciated child from my past.
I am not hurt at this moment. I am not sad. I am just empty. Unconcerned about myself. That’s pathetic. And that’s why I am doing this.
People may dub me as a coward. And selfish, or stupid once I am gone. I am not bothered about what I am called. I don’t believe in after-death stories, ghosts, or spirits. If there is anything at all I believe, I believe that I can travel to the stars. And know about the other worlds.
If you, who is reading this letter can do anything for me, I have to get 7 months of my fellowship, one lakh and seventy five thousand rupees. Please see to it that my family is paid that. I have to give some 40 thousand to Ramji. He never asked them back. But please pay that to him from that.
Let my funeral be silent and smooth. Behave like I just appeared and gone. Do not shed tears for me. Know that I am happy dead than being alive.
‘From shadows to the stars.’
Uma anna, sorry for using your room for this thing.
To ASA [Ambedkar Students Association] family, sorry for disappointing all of you. You loved me very much. I wish all the very best for the future.
For one last time, Jai Bheem
I forgot to write the formalities. No one is responsible for my this act of killing myself.
No one has instigated me, whether by their acts or by their words to this act.
This is my decision and I am the only one responsible for this.
Do not trouble my friends and enemies on this after I am gone.”
The Picture of the impugned letter, the crucial portion of which I underlined with red mark, sent to Smriti Irani Ji, by BJP MP cum Labour Minister, Bandaru Dattatreya:======>>