Dalit student suicide: PM Narendra Modi must apologise, sack ministers, demands Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise and that he take action against certain Union ministers for what he termed was the 'murder of democracy'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Rohit was found dead on Sunday morning. Facebook image Rohit was found dead on Sunday morning. Facebook image

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday reacted to the death of Dalit PhD student Rohith Vemula, terming it a ‘murder of democracy’ for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi should apologise.

“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”.

Read | My birth is my fatal accident: Full text of Dalit student Rohit’s suicide letter

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.

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    shobhit
    Jan 19, 2016 at 5:26 am
    LOL...He issues such statements just to come in news...DRAMA QUEEN
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      Aj1481
      Jan 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm
      Dalits are the biggest market for missionaries, naxals etc.. With funding under monitor and conversions under scanner only a propaa like this can divide hindus further thru castes.. Where the italian congress/church will seem like a saviour... A stepping stone for congress and rahul.. Its a known fact kejri promotes ford agenda which includes conversions and naxalism
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        Aj1481
        Jan 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm
        Dalits are the biggest market for missionaries, naxals etc.. With funding under monitor and conversions under scanner only a propaa like this can divide hindus or hindu votes further thru castes.. Where the italian congress/church will seem like a saviour... A stepping stone for congress and rahul..
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          Aj1481
          Jan 19, 2016 at 2:54 pm
          This was unavailable when malda happened and said he only talks about delhi when pathankot happened.. Yet went to give money to martyrs.. Still.never took an anti teror stand..
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            Haradhan Mandal
            Jan 19, 2016 at 5:35 am
            Dalit of India (and the downtrodden in general) needed this young Dalit student - Rohith Vermulu - the most. And they need him in 'THIS TIME and the TIME to come' the most. It is sad that he committed suicide and took an easy escape from his troubles. But looking back - he would not have got ANY help and his scholarship back and, THUS, he was forced to take his own life. The world of so called DALIT LEADERS of India are hardly any Dalit or any LEADER now (ALL of them in their pockets) - NONE of them would have come forward to give any USEFUL help and istance to him to get back his scholarship and to get back on his study. Swami Vivekananda asked for "Shudra Jagaran")(Awakening of Lower Castes). Dr Ambedkar asked them to 'Arise, Awake and Agitate' - and he died precisely trying to do that.
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              Haradhan Mandal
              Jan 19, 2016 at 6:38 am
              You need to ask 'Brahmin's why 'Brahmin's are poor etc etc (and NOT ask to Dalits) or why they can not be poor and unemplo like all others? Specially in this country. From thousands of years all temples (big, medium and small) were endowed with lands -largess(donated even by Muslim 'Invaders') - cultivated with free labors by the farmers. All the Ministers, CM of the states, All the TOP and medium level CIVIL service officers, all the TOP leaders of ALL parties SINCE INDEPENDENCE, for the first 30-35 years at least ,were ALL 'Brahmin' . 'Brahmin's knew all the 'Sciences' that are not even known today.
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                IML sood
                Jan 19, 2016 at 8:15 am
                wt nonsense Kujli is talking?Does he know his words have no value even in state he is supposed to look after as he is nothing more than a cretaker.Seems that he is afluke,arrogant and liar. One cac see what he promised to the people and how he is ping his time by day in day out abusing others.Does he do any work for people's good,perhaps does not belong to that cl.He is advise to search palace in circus where he will prove a good clown.Jai Hind.
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                  Jay
                  Jan 19, 2016 at 7:59 am
                  Rahul hi left to Hyderabad!! Why??? Where was he during Malda riots.., Please stop these dramas.., Indians will never elect the congress again anyway..,
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                    Jimmy
                    Jan 19, 2016 at 5:01 am
                    F.......off liar,
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