Rahul Gandhi bats for Hyderabad university students after Rohith Vemula’s suicide
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi met the students of Hyderabad Central University and assured them his support, days after the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar.
Rahul Gandhi listen to the student's demands. (Source: Photo by Harsha Vadlamani)
“This youngster who had come here to learn and improve the country was put into so much pain that he had no option but to commit suicide. The institution, instead of operating freely, used power to crush them. VC & Minister have not acted freely,” said Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi looks at the papers and demands of the University students. (Source: Photo by Harsha Vadlamani)
Rahul Gandhi added that Rohith was not alone and that this was happening in every university. He also called for strictest punishment to those who are responsible for the death of Rohith. (Source: Photo by Harsha Vadlamani)
Rohith, whose body was found hanging in a hostel room, was among the five research scholars who were suspended by the university in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader. He had complained several times to the management asking for the monthly stipend for his fellowship.
Rohith Vemula's mother in tears at her son's memorial. (Source: Photo by Harsha Vadlamani)