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Students burn copies of probe panel’s report on Rohit Vemula’s death

Report of the one-man judicial commission under former Allahabad high court judge Justice A K Roopanwal, set up by the human resource development ministry, had said, "Rohit Vemula was a troubled individual and was unhappy for several reasons." It also said that Vemula was not a Dalit.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: August 25, 2017 12:07 am
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A group of students from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Thursday burnt copies of a probe panel’s report which had said that the varsity’s action was not responsible for Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula’s suicide. Vemula’s death last year had touched off massive protests.

Report of the one-man judicial commission under former Allahabad high court judge Justice A K Roopanwal, set up by the human resource development ministry, had said, “Vemula was a troubled individual and was unhappy for several reasons.” It also said that Vemula was not a Dalit.

A group of students this evening held a protest here and accused the Commission of having submitted an “illegal, mischievous and politically motivated report”. The Commission went beyond its terms of reference by investigating Vemula’s caste, the protesters said.

Dontha Prashanth of Ambedkar Students’ Association said, “The report has suited the purpose of ABVP and BJP, going against the evidence available before the commission.” Professor K Laxminarayana, who also addressed the protesters, said the Commission was primarily set up to investigate the circumstances that led to Vemula’s death, but it didn’t carry out this task.

Vemula hanged himself in his hostel room on January 17, 2016. Before that, the varsity had taken disciplinary action against him.

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    Ram
    Aug 25, 2017 at 2:22 am
    In reality this 'group' of students supported by CPM/CPI/AIMM etc. along with congies/aapyards is responsible e for teh suicide of fake dalit rohit. Book these ba$ ar ds and interrogate them with third degree to know what really happened and why and how they managed gullible rohit to commit this cowardice act. Otherwise it makes no sense that only their version is true and not even a complete inquiry commission with al resources to get to the bottom of the truth. Like JNU/Kashmir/JU cases their connection to ISI/islamists /maoists should be probed.
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