Dalit research scholar Rohith Chakravarthi Vemula last month wrote a stinging letter to the Hyderabad Central University vice-chancellor seeking euthanasia facilities for students.
On December 18, after his suspension along with four other Dalit research scholars for allegedly assaulting an ABVP leader was upheld, Rohith wrote to V-C Prof P Appa Rao, “First, let me praise your dedicated take on the self-respecting movement of Dalits in campus.
When an ABVP president got questioned about his derogatory remarks on Dalits, your kind personal interference into the issue is historic and exemplary.”
He was apparently angry with the varsity for rejecting appeals against their suspension. He wrote, “I request your highness to make preparations for the facility ‘euthanasia’ for students.”