"Smriti Irani, I am going to send all my children to Parliament to counter you"says Radhika Vemula

"After Rohith Vemula's murder what we have witnessed is a movement getting strength, each Universities have its own leaders, each people's movements have its own leaders...instead of joining any other political party if all of these forces comes together and build a political force that could give a blow back. Irrespective of political inclinations we Dalits should come together and we member of the community should come together and stand for each other whenever it needs. Dalits, Muslims, BCs can really pull out a greater mobilization. Don't believe ever in BJP, but each one of you stand against BJP and fight BJP in the sense of electoral politics then only BJP would be defeated. After my son's institutional murder caste discrimination got exposed world wide, it stirred the conscience of large number of people."- Radhika Vemula

Smriti Irani, I am going to send all my children to Parliament to counter yousays Radhika Vemula

"Smriti Irani how many ministries you change, I am not going to leave you. I'll send all my children to parliament to counter you."Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika Vemula told this on January 17, Rohith Vemula Shahadat Din. The day marked two years after Rohith Vemula's institutional caste murder. It was after almost two years Radhika Vemula could enter the campus and garland her son's memorial at Velivada, Rohit Smaraka Stupa.

Here is the transcription of her powerful speech, which was made in Telugu, translated by Dontha Prashanth, student leader who was suspended and socially boycotted along with Rohith Vemula.

"Last year there was no program allowed to be conducted in the university. But this year it was allowed. There is conspiracy from the administration where they have allowed the police but they have not allowed the media. By not allowing the media they don't want to show the resistance that is happening in the campus. Thus, there is a big conspiracy from the part of administration.

Radhika Vemula was checked, detained and removed from the campus main gate while she was trying to enter the campus on January 17, 2017


Are we anti nationals or are we killers that VC Appa Rao is sending the police here? I can vouch for the fact in front of anyone that it is Appa Rao Podile who has institutionally murdered my son.

On January 17, 2018. Radhika Vemula walks to Velivada


Since I have been travelling across the country, in order to tarnish my image, they had been building up stories that my son is not a Dalit and I am not a Dalit. But it has been two years, they couldn't even establish their claim that Rohith is not a Dalit, and till date the SC certificate is not been cancelled, and also Rohith Vemula was suspended and socially boycotted just because of his caste identity and only after my son's death the university authorities and the government trying to brand Rohith as a non-Dalit, in order to get a stay from the cases which are pending.

Radhika Vemula burst out at Rohith Smaraka Stupa


I am not a killer like Smriti Irani. But I am a mother. And as a mother, when i had been to Bhima Koregaon, on December 31, 2017 I along with Prakash Ambedkar, Jignesh, Umar Khalid, speaking on Bhima Koregaon, they filed a case upon Jignesh and Umar. They don't dare to file a complaint against me, because I could evoke a stir. They had no guts to reach the Bhima Koregaon memorial. They were attacking from some kilo metres away and were pelting stones on who were coming to Bhima Koregaon. We must be careful against their claim that Radhika Vemula is not a Dalit, by that they are trying to target the entire Dalit movement.

Radhika Vemula breaks caste system, at Elgar Parishad, Bhima Koregaon


Podile Appa Rao's link with RSS and BJP is evidently exposed when ABVP's Kaluram Palsaniya called Prof. Laxminarayana 'bastard', the University VC has taken no action, while on the other hand he suspended 10-15 students who committed no crime. This itself is self explanatory on how Appa Rao is having ties with BJP and RSS.

Rohith Vemula is making Modi, Smrithi Irani, Dattatreya and all piss in their pants, do they all carry their certificates and roam around streets, why are they questioning me? Modi has faked his identity where he is a Baniya but he claims to be an OBC, which itself exposes them. People like Modi should be brought down in the near future. These very people are accusing me on my identity. It is people like Narendra Modi who got their fake certificates, it is Narendra Modi and Smriti Irani who their fake education certificate. They are the ones who create fake politics, not me. On the other hand when I visit Rohith Vemula Smaraka Stupa the University authorities are alleging that I have not come through the main gate, but I have come through some other illegal route, I never have the culture of taking wrong routes, but I come through only straight route!

Radhika Vemula addressing the students, as Dontha Prashanth was translating.



When these five students including my son were suspended and socially boycotted MHRD headed Smriti Irani had sent five letters and after the institutional murder of my son she was telling that she didn't read the letters, if you can't read the letters why are you in the ministry? Smriti Irani, your ministry might have changed, but I will not leave you how many ever ministries you change. I will certainly follow you, not only that I will send all my children to the Parliament to counter you.
Dalit population is estimated as twenty crores or so, but why this huge number is not able to come to power? I think all the minds sitting here should ponder over it and think upon solutions for this. Every time we talk about taking support from the leftists, Muslims, BCs or any other solidarity movements but as Dalits can't we think for uniting ourselves and launching a movement? The old generations are not able to do it, at least the youth must think of it and find out a way out.

Rohith Vemula



After Rohith Vemula's murder what we have witnessed is a movement getting strength, each Universities have its own leaders, each people's movements have its own leaders...instead of joining any other political party if all of these forces comes together and build a political force that could give a blow back. Irrespective of political inclinations we Dalits should come together and we member of the community should come together and stand for each other whenever it needs. Dalits, Muslims, BCs can really pull out a greater mobilization. Don't believe ever in BJP, but each one of you stand against BJP and fight BJP in the sense of electoral politics then only BJP would be defeated. After my son's institutional murder caste discrimination got exposed world wide, it stirred the conscience of large number of people.

Radhika Vemula lights a candle in memory of her son.


In Bhima Koregaon we have seen thousands and thousands of people coming and gathering there, even at Shaniwar Vada there was no space even to stand, people were standing on walls and roads...wherever I go people in large number assembles and be part of the meetings. When I see such kind of support the elders of the movement must be ready to sit and talk of the plans on political realities coming through from all these masses. RSS is piercing its own eye. Previous year four lakhs of people attended, this year eight lakhs assembled at Bhima Koregaon but the way in which they themselves have uploaded the videos of violence has given coverage to Bhima Koregaon what it has done is that it made to reach Bhima Koregaon to an even more large section of people...next time it will galvanize fifteen lakhs of people.

Radhika Vemula and Raja Vemula in the rally


So RSS is in fact assisting us in terms of evoking this kind of conspiracies. Those Dalit faculties supporting Appa Rao for small positions that he offers to them, you are getting a decent salary per month, you can save something with that salary, but I lost even my son, how many long years will you remain slaves under these people? Aren't you Dalits? Ambedkar taught us to live ourselves, not to depend on anyone, not to be a slave to someone, be it faculty, be it politicians. Dalits are living in a depressed state, food, security and even basic entitlements are missing from Dalit livelihood. what Ambedkar had taught us is instead of becoming stooges to these dominant ones, we must emanicipate ourselves.

VC Appa Rao has conspired and institutionally murdered Rohith Vemula, in the letter Rohith wrote on December 17, he hided the letter, no action was taken on the letter written by Rohith Vemula. If there was a conflict between Susheel and Rohith, then punishment should have been same for both of them. Rohith Vemula's institutional murder is only in account of this conspiracy and also he framed those assertive voices who had been raising voice for the Dalit students in this campus and targeted the movement of self respect.

Students rallying with Rohith's pictures

Even after two years of Rohith's institutional murder VC Appa Rao didn't talk to me. He didn't say that what you are saying is not correct, he knows that he is the culprit. When this part is established, why is the Police and authorities not reacting to this? BJP is perpetrating the culprits instead of punishing them. VC Appa Rao has two sons. But despite that institutionally murdering my son in itself reveals the cruel nature of Appa Rao.

Velivada



No Dalit faculty should support VC Appa Rao when everyone knows the discrimination which happened in this campus. Instead of following him you should come out and fight against this casteist regime. "