Vemula’s mother, brother meet Mayawati

Rohith’s mother told Mayawati that Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has made false statements in both the Houses of the Parliament to mislead the people

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:March 1, 2016 3:49 am
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The mother and brother of Rohith Vemula, the research scholar who committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University, met BSP chief Mayawati on Monday to press for a law for ending caste-based discrimination on educational campuses.

“Rohith Vemula’s mother (Radhika) and brother (Raja) met BSP chief Mayawati at her residence in Delhi. They want a central law to end discrimination at campuses. They said Rohith was persecuted under the pressure of two Union ministers, forcing him to commit suicide,” a BSP statement said.

As per the statement, Rohith’s mother told Mayawati that Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has made false statements in both the Houses of the Parliament to mislead the people, and “she does not believe that the BJP government at the Centre will be able to give justice to her”.

She thanked Mayawati for raising the demand to include a Dalit member in the judicial inquiry commission formed to probe Rohith’s suicide, the statement said.

Rohith’s mother and brother had earlier called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and JD(U) leader KC Tyagi.

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    narasimhalu k
    Mar 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm
    ROHIT VEMULA as written the system of inequality,pressure on students in university cannot survival SC, ST Ambedkarites fundamentals against RSS, BJP. politics was pressure on him to suicide himself.
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    Bakil
    Mar 1, 2016 at 5:28 am
    Cant really understand why media is trying to project him as victim or hero, when in his own words, he had become bad. He supported Yakub Menon offered Namaj, insulted hindu Gods, organised beef festival, beat another OBC student but still claims to be a dalit. Does being Dalit gives you immunity from Crime. Now her mother is going door to door begging for job for his another son.
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    Paramjeet
    Mar 1, 2016 at 5:56 am
    Rohit ended his life himself and in his suicide note he has not blamed any body but his mother is trying to en cash his death by meeting all political leaders. It is even not clear whether he was a dalit. Police is still investigating it. Media is also trying to project his suicide as a murder.
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