I am a Dalit and my son was a Dalit, asserts Rohith Vemula’s mother in Lucknow

In its 41-page report was submitted by former Allahabad High Court judge, it has been stated that Rohit's mother “branded” herself as Dalit to avail the benefits of reservation.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: October 9, 2016 2:52 am
rohith vemula, vemula, rohit vemula mother, bjp, bjp dalits, dalit students, dalit student suicide, uttar pradesh bjp, uttar pradesh assembly polls, uttar pradesh elections, india news Radhika said that the commission’s mandate was to inquire into the facts and circumstances leading to Vemula’s death but the probe was diverted towards caste. (Source: Express file photo)

Radhika, mother of Hyderabad university research scholar Rohith Vemula, on Saturday rejected the conclusions of the inquiry conducted by the one-man judicial commission set up by the HRD Ministry on January 28 this year, 11 days after Vemula killed himself in his hostel room. In its 41-page report was submitted by former Allahabad High Court judge A K Roopanwal in August, it has been stated that Rohit’s mother “branded” herself as Dalit to avail the benefits of reservation.

Radhika who was in Lucknow on Saturday said, “I am a Dalit and my son was a Dalit.” Radhika alleged that commission’s report was biased and its was drafted only to protect Union Ministers Smriti Irani, Bandaru Dattatreya, local BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao, University vice-chancellor Appa Rao and ABVP leader Sushil Kumar who were named in an FIR under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. Rohith’s friend Dontha Prashant, who accompanied to Radhika in Lucknow visit, said that he had lodged that FIR.

Radhika said that the commission’s mandate was to inquire into the facts and circumstances leading to Vemula’s death but the probe was diverted towards caste.

“BJP government and RSS did a socio-political conspiracy against my son and other four students because they were propagating ideologies of Bhimrao Ambedkar. Now they are doing same conspiracy against me to tarnish my identity,” Radhika said while addressing a Rashtriya Chhatra Sansad organised by Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, Uttar Pradesh.

Radhika said that she will move across UP and Punjab during upcoming Assembly elections and will campaign against BJP. “I wikll tell massses that BJP and Narendra Modi are anti-Dalit,” she said. Radhika said that she will not campaign in favour of any political party.

Radhika also said that will she will stage a protest soon to demanding the withdrawal of rustication of eight Dalit students of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

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    Ash
    Oct 9, 2016 at 1:19 am
    The insident is no way related to govt or parties, its politicised for political benefits. lt;br/gt;Talk campus students then you will know.
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      Fire
      Oct 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm
      Mara Barat Mahan. No Muslims, no sheikhs,no dalits no other minority. Only high cast hindues have right over India. Rest are advised to go stan.lt;br/gt;Mara Barat Mahan.
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        Sivaramakrishnan
        Oct 9, 2016 at 8:55 am
        If you keep lying over and over and again, some people think it will become truth.
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          Keerthana
          Oct 9, 2016 at 4:11 am
          I was from HCU and I know the truth about this person. He was the complete anti-national. All the problem started when he was brain washed by two Kashmiri students to take up the cause of Yakub Menon. He boycotted cles for almost 8 months and held demonstrations yelling anti India slogans and burning the national flag. Everyone was witness to this. The administration turned the other way only because they knew he would play the dalit card, if action was taken against him. Finally (after a year)they ped the order that he shouldn't be allowed into hostel as this was a meeting point for strategizing next moves. He was allowed to attend cles, take exams and continue his studies.The boy chose to live in a tent outside, boycott cles and later committed suicide. He was intelligent and came up from a humble background. He should have been stronger, though. It was all the politicians coming down and politicising the issue that turned the tide in his favour. The press, media and dalit organizations cried foul without looking into the facts of the case. I leave it to each individual to decide who is what. I am clear about my stand.
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            Keerthana
            Oct 9, 2016 at 4:31 am
            Rohit was born to hindu parents and brought up the hindu way. Vemula is a name of people belonging to forward castes. When his parents separated, his mother chose to convert to Christianity. These Christian missionaries also give dalit certificates to converts so they can benefit from various schemes. Thus he came to be Identified as dalit. But I know that he hated hinduism. In cl he used to tell his shocked clmates that if his mother wore saffron saree, he would have no hesitation disrobing her!! Intense feelings such as these made him support the terrorist Yakub Memon.
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              Kumarpushp
              Oct 8, 2016 at 1:28 pm
              120 million dalits should join with 120 million ,muslims to give two fingers to hindus and there hindu led government.time has come dalits shouls ask for Aistan away from bar baric hindus.
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                Kumarpushp
                Oct 9, 2016 at 10:10 am
                120 million dalits should join with 120 million muslims to give two fingers to hindus and there hindus led government.RSS is hindu terrorist organisation who is running centre government by remode control.120 million dalits will teach these hindus a lesson in coming UP and Punjab election. hindus are born bar baric require kic k on there butt.
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                  Kumarpushp
                  Oct 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm
                  120 million dalits will teach these hindus a lesson in coming year.dalits are reaching ther goal inch by inch where we will punish the hindus same way what they are doing to dalits in India.
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