“Modi government is constitutionally duty bound to uplift Dalits. Instead Modiji’s ministers got five Dalit students ostracised and suspended,” Kejriwal tweeted this morning.
In another tweet, Kejriwal said: “It’s not suicide. It’s murder. It’s murder of democracy, social justice and equality. Modi ji should sack ministers and apologize to the nation.”
Hyderabad: Suspended Dalit Student Hangs Himself
Rohith was found dead at Hyderabad Central University on Sunday morning. The issue took a political turn with allegations that the extreme action was a result of discrimination against Dalit students at the behest of Union Labour Miniser Bandaru Dattatreya, who had written a letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani, seeking action against their “anti-national acts”.
Rohit was among five research scholars who were suspended by Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader. They were also kept out of the hostel.
On Monday, Dattatreya and Hyderabad University Vice Chancellor were named in an FIR, triggering massive protests and demands for their removal from their posts.
Meanwhile, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has left for Hyderabad and will visit Rohith’s mother later today.