Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Arvind Kejriwal lashes out at Modi for dalit student’s death

Narada Desk | January 19, 2016 7:27 am Print

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Delhi: The after math of  the horrendous death of a Dalit PhD student Rohit Vemula, set a wave of protest from students and various political parties. On Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal, reacted to the death and termed it as a ‘murder of democracy’. He asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to apologize.

“Modi government is constitutionally duty bound to uplift Dalits. Instead Modiji’s ministers got five Dalit students ostracized and suspended,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

“It’s not suicide. It’s murder. It’s murder of democracy, social justice and equality. Modiji should sack ministers and apologize to the nation,” he added.

The student was found dead at the Hyderabad Central University on Sunday. The turf took a political turn, with allegations. The incident has been noted as a result of discrimination against Dalit students at the behest of Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya. Sources say that he has written a letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani seeking action against their ‘anti-national acts’.

Rohit was among the five research scholars who were suspended by Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year.  He kept away from the hostel. On Monday, Dattatreya and Hyderabad University Vice Chancellor were named in an FIR, triggering massive protests and demands for their removal from their posts.