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Rohith Vemula


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April 28, 2022 5:27 pm

Jana Gana Mana review: Prithviraj steals the show with his powerful performance as an advocate who asks hard-hitting questions.

Students’ panel set up after Rohith Vemula’s death plan another protest

December 28, 2019 9:12 am

While students of IIT-Bombay performed a play at the protest, students of TISS addressed the protestors. Faculties from a few educational institutions also participated in the protest.

Rohith Vemula death: Amid fresh row, BJP, Congress trade charges

June 21, 2018 12:52 pm

Reacting to Goyal’s remarks, AICC general secretary Ashok Gehlot said Vemula’s mother had already clarified that she was not misused and would continue to speak against the BJP-led government.

BJP seeks Rahul Gandhi's apology over Rohit Vemula episode

June 20, 2018 5:56 pm

The BJP on Wednesday accused the Opposition of deceiving and exploiting the sentiments of the mother of Rohith Vemula, a scholar whose suicide in 2016 had sparked a major political row, for petty political gains.

Rohith Vemula's mother used by Opposition for political gain, says BJP; she denies claim

June 20, 2018 2:04 pm

The IUML had promised Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika Rs 20 lakh for building a house for the family, which presently stays in a rented accommodation.

Rohith Vemula's mother: Muslim League made false promise to build house for 'political gain'

June 18, 2018 7:21 pm

The mother of the deceased Dalit student, Rohith Vemula, stressed on the need for money to open a trust under her son's name to help other marginalised students.

Rohith Vemula's mother accepts ex-gratia of Rs 8 lakh from University of Hyderabad

February 21, 2018 7:56 am

Rohith Vemula's mother, Radhika Vemula, had earlier declined the relief as the family held the University of Hyderabad responsible for Vemula’s suicide in 2016 and accused Vice-Chancellor P Apparao of trying to buy her silence

Rohith Vemula’s mother to launch event to take on ‘new Peshwas’

December 27, 2017 5:42 am

Pune Nagar Hindu Sabha, a Hindutva outfit, has opposed the Shaniwar Wada programme and called it anti-national.

Police awaiting legal opinion in Rohith Vemula suicide case

December 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Sandeep Shandilya, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, said the police had received a report from the Guntur district Collector that Vemula didn't belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.

But the Earth moves, and Rohith Vemula is a Dalit

August 17, 2017 2:13 pm

To the local district authorities, to citizens of Telugu country, to the Dalit masses, Rohith’s mother Radhika is a Dalit, her eldest child Nileema is a Dalit, the youngest child Raja is a Dalit, which means Rohith Vemula too ought to be a Dalit.


On Ambedkar's birth anniversary, Rohith Vemula's mother, brother embrace Buddhism

April 14, 2016 5:50 pm

Rohith's mother Radhika and brother Raja Vemula were given 'deeksha' at a function in Dadar in the presence of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar.

February Top Pictures: JNU protest, Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder

March 04, 2016 2:43 pm

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Students protest over Rohith Vemula's suicide at Jantar Mantar

February 24, 2016 1:40 pm

Student activists from CYSS and NSUI held a protest rally over Rohith Vemula's suicide at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Tuesday (February 23).

Rahul Gandhi bats for Hyderabad university students after Rohith Vemula's suicide

January 19, 2016 6:04 pm

Rahul Gandhi met the students of Hyderabad Central University and assured them his support, days after the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar.


Opposition parties back privilege motion against Union HRD Minister Irani

March 01, 2016 7:18 am

New Delhi/Patna, March 01 (ANI): Opposition leaders on Tuesday backed the step to move a privilege motion against Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani in the Lok Sabha (LS). Congress leaders K C Venugopal and Ranjeet Ranjan today gave the privilege motion against Irani, citing her arrogance and blatant lies as the reason for doing so.The privilege motion against Irani is being moved with regard to the discussion related to the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula in August last year.

Need law for ending discrimination in universities: Rahul Gandhi

February 23, 2016 2:17 pm

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reached Jantar Mantar to join the protest by students demanding justice for Rohith Vemula. Addressing the students, Rahul Gandhi said Rohith's voice was muzzled. He added that the country needs a law that doesn't let students' voices in colleges and universities be stifled. He said Rohith talked about India's future, but RSS doesn't support the same.

Rohith Vemula suicide: Varsity administration neglecting protestors

January 27, 2016 7:53 am

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Protests by students against the recent suicide case of Rohith Vemula have intensified in the University of Hyderabad. A protestor on Wednesday said that the administration forcefully undertook few people to medical care who were observing hunger strike as their health had deteriorated.

Students begin indefinite hunger strike, demand justice for Rohith Vemula

January 24, 2016 1:35 pm

Hyderabad, Jan 24 (ANI): Demanding justice for Dalit scholar, Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide, students of Hyderabad Central University on Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike here. Students’ Joint Action Committee has planned a ‘Chalo HCU' campaign tomorrow. The protesting students said they were raising their voice against the government and would continue to do so until justice was delivered. National Students Union of India (NSUI) president Roji M. John, who met Rohith's mother, said the issue was related to the student community and NSUI would continue to fight for Rohith Vemula.

Students from ASA attacked me: ABVP leader

January 21, 2016 7:00 am

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (ANI): Four days after Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula ended his life, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student leader Nandanam Susheel Kumar, with whom Vemula had a tiff, alleged that Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) members attacked him in the presence of university security personnel and forced him to apologise. He said the reason of Rohith’s death should be examined and there should be a fair enquiry in it.

Jagruti Yuva Morcha protests outside Union Minister Dattatreya's residence

January 19, 2016 5:36 am

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): The members of the Telangana's Jagruti Yuva Morcha staged a protest outside Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya's residence in Hyderabad on Tuesday, demanding justice and compensation of Rs. 50 lakhs for a Dalit PhD scholar. In a tragic incident, a Dalit PhD scholar Rohith Vemula was found hanging at a central university's hostel room in Hyderabad on Sunday. Rohith, a resident of Guntur, was pursuing his PhD in society studies from the university. Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya has been charged with abetment to suicide. A case has been filed against Dattatreya, University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor Apparao, ABVP activist Susheel Kumar and his brother Vishnu by the Hyderabad police under section 306A. Meanwhile, the HRD ministry has asked a two-member panel to probe the case.