An Indian PhD student of university of Hyderabad named Rohith Vemula had committed suicide in January 2016. The episode has become a national issue ever since his sad demise came into the picture. There are lots of narratives going on from both sides. Vemula was a member of the Ambedkar Students’ Association, which fights for the rights of Dalit. Last year 5 members including rohith of (ASA) were protesting against their expulsion from the university’s hostel because they were blamed that they attacked a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Initially there were no proof of the attack so the university cleared them but reversed its decision in December.
The ABVP wrote a letter to Union Minister Dattatreya, alleging that the ASA members were indulging in “casteist” and “anti-national” activities. The letter was forwarded to Union Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani, and then to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, P. Appa Rao, whereafter the four victims were suspended and expelled from their hostel. After the confirmation of the suspension in January 2016, Vemula committed suicide. Dattatreya was accused of being responsible for the suicide. As his letter to the Education Minister, complaining about degraded student politics, had led to Vemula’s suspension and ultimate suicide. Dattaatreya stated that he “forwarded the letter on my official letterhead to Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani. I do not know what happened after that. ABVP or BJP has nothing to do with that.” Vemula’s suicide letter did not blame anyone, and Dattatreya denied these allegations. But afterwards His suicide sparked protests and outrage from across India and gained widespread media attention as an alleged case of discrimination against Dalits.
OTHER ASPECT OF VEMULA’S SUICIDE
Rohit Vemula was having in a relationship with a girl of the same university. According to some sources, the prime reason behind his suicide was not rustication from the hostel, but that girl. Indian media will never want this truth to come to the fore
ACCUSATIONS OF VEMULA’S MOTHER WERE FAKE
A day after a news report said research scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother had accused the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of not fulfilling its promise of building a house for the family, Radhika Vemula termed the article “fake”.
According to the report, Radhika Vemula M/o Rohit Vemula has revealed that Muslim League promised her to give ₹20 Lakh to speak against Modi across nation but gave only ₹2 Lakh cheque but it was bounced. It was planted movement.
She alleged that on one occasion, the party gave her two cheques of Rs 2.5 lakh each but one of them bounced.
CK Subair, general secretary of the Youth Wing of Kerala unit of Muslim League, had said the cheque bounce was a mistake. However, on Tuesday, Radhika said the article was spreading false news. “No cheque bounced, it was rejected due to an error. I have no problem with them [IUML]. They have given me an advance of Rs 5 lakh for land and promised me Rs 10 lakh more after Ramzan. I will campaign for anyone who is against the BJP. The article is spreading wrong things,” she said.
Rohith’s brother also took to Facebook to defend his mother and the IUML