Rohith Vemula suicide: JNU, DU students detained enroute to protest

The Indian Express had reported that former Allahabad High Court judge, had said Vemula was not a Dalit and that his mother had “branded” herself as one to reap benefits from reservation.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 11, 2016 2:59 am
 Rohith Vemula, Rohith Vemula suicide, vemula, dalit suicide, hyderabad central university, JNU protest, vemula suicide protest, du protest, MHRD, vemula suicide probe, indian express news, india news The students were going to protest against the conclusions of a judicial panel set up to probe Rohith’s suicide. Source: Amit Mehra

STUDENTS FROM Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University Monday were detained by police while they were on their way to Shastri Bhawan. They were going to protest against the conclusions of a one-man judicial commission, set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), to probe the suicide of University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar Rohith Vemula.

On October 6, The Indian Express had reported that former Allahabad High Court judge A K Roopanwal, in his report, had said Vemula was not a Dalit and that his mother had “branded” herself as one to reap benefits from reservation.

He also concluded that union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smriti Irani were following their duty, and that there was no political pressure on the UoH administration.

JNU students’ union (JNUSU) president Mohit Pandey said, “The bus we had hired from JNU to MHRD was stopped near the Press Club of India and taken to two different police stations. They first took us to Parliament Street police station. When we refused to get down, they took us to Mandir Marg police station. The commission parroted the government’s line on the matter. When we want to protest against it, we aren’t even allowed to do that.”

The JNUSU, in a statement, has slammed the Roopanwal Commission report, saying, “Instead of inquiring into the role of the ABVP, central government ministers Dattatreya and Irani, and the UoH VC Appa Rao in punishing Rohith Vemula for his political activism, the commission has acted as though its brief was to treat Rohith Vemula and his family as ‘the accused.”

Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi district) Jatin Narwal said, “We have detained 42 students for protesting without permission. They were let off a few hours later.”

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    Harry
    Nov 4, 2016 at 9:37 am
    hateful people look so ugly...mufat ka padai ka value nahein inko...aur mufat ka khana hajam nahein hora hein without padai so aisa protest nikal rahein hein...good career prospects with reservations in govt jobs so aisa chal raha hein
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      Rajeev Kumar
      Oct 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm
      Nobody is giving the reason as to why his scholarship was stopped for 7 months by the HRD Minister?Why the police did not register cases against Irani,Bandaru and VC under SC/ST Act.All inquiriesvestigations done by the underlings of HRD and the retired judge etc are all manited to protect the highly placed criminals.It does not cut ice .People cannot be befooled.BJP,as everyone knows,is virulently anti-Muslims/Dalits since long.
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        Prof. P.
        Oct 11, 2016 at 3:19 pm
        Date of The New Indian Express giving excerpts from Justice Roopanwal's report should read 6 Oct 2016 instead of 6 Sept 2016. Sorry for the mistake.
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          Prof. P.
          Oct 11, 2016 at 3:14 pm
          The Roopanwal's report referred to the ABVP leader as well. The news (6 Sept 2016) gave event-wise details along with excerpts from the retd judge's report. The earlier report by the Telangana Government's inquiry also voiced similar view as of Justice Roopanwal. The developments in this case were closely watched by university fraternity since the day of suicide. It is a wonder how the school, where the victim had his schooling, lost the particular certificate. Could not the school preserve records of its own students for at least six-seven years? The scribbling on a page of his notebook was roughed up with criss-cross scratches as per the news reports of those days. The press reported that a close examination of that disturbed scribbling, gave enough hints that he was frustrated by the things going on around him, obviously referring to those of the organization he had been working for. Justice Roopanwal seems to have taken that part of piece of evidence also into account. Incidentally, the family-name "Vemula" mostly applies to Vaddera caste, on which the father and paternal gfather of the victim insisted. Should the shouting bury the fact-finding effort of a retired judge? Wonder, where the higher education-fraternity is heading to.
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            Ram
            Oct 28, 2016 at 6:28 am
            SC/st act can't be applied as vemulas was a fake Dalit. Also, don't club Dalits with Muslims as coached by Arab/Vatican bangs. That is not possible anymore as NaMo is por with our Hindu/Buddhist Dalit brothers and BSP was reduced to zero.
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              Ram
              Oct 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm
              The leftist JNU thugs better go to the doors of Vemula's father and dead g mother (adopted mother of Rohits greedy mother) and shout for speaking the truth revealing that they were not dalits. No further proof is needed, as Rohist mother just claimed that her biological parents (she never met or even knew name) were dalit and got dalit certificate arranged by local church as reward for conversion.
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                Ram
                Nov 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm
                Why I still keeping this Oct 11 news as current on main page? Today it is Nov 6.
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                  Satish Choudhary
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 2:09 am
                  Just watch the Left front function in the Parliament. They always believe in the policy of shouting down the truth.
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                    Satish Choudhary
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 2:13 am
                    Please don't club DU in entirety with the protesters. It was only a Leftist fringe that had joined the Leftist fringe of JNU. The headline should have been Left front protests and not JNUSU/DU protests.
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                      Satish Choudhary
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 2:06 am
                      Rajeev, wake up Communism is dead all over the world and flogging dead issues will not make your kind of leaning come back. Pretending to be a dalit lover is not at all pe anymore.
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                        Satish Choudhary
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 2:03 am
                        Someone is financing these guys who surface every second week in the name of dalit. Its time people of the country wake up and expose these chaps for the Leftists they are.
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                          Sheik Mohamed
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm
                          Thank the Delhi Police they had released the students after some hours, instead of foisting sedition charges against them.
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                            s.r.reddy
                            Nov 3, 2016 at 10:15 pm
                            Mr. Sheik dont try to mislead any body. those socalled protesters deserved sedition charges. jo log jis thali men khathen hai usi thali ko ched karte hain unko desh drohi nakahe to kya kahen.
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