Political heat is being witnessed all across the country over the suicidal act of PhD Scholar Rohit Vemula of Hyderabad Central University.
Various opposition parties have faulted BJP in this regard.
Student JAC has been demanding the outster of union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smrithi Irani and demanded suspension of HCU VC Appa Rao
As per the media report , the alleged beating of ABVP leader Sushil Kumar by HCU research scholar Rohith Vemula and four other Dalit students has been discounted.
The Dalit students were suspended in connection with the alleged beating.
As a result, Rohith had committed suicide.
The media, which had been interested in getting to the bottom of the suspension, has made inquiries.
It was stated that Susheel was indeed hospitalised, but not on account of the alleged beating.
He was operated upon for appendicitis at Archana Hospital at Madinaguda.
As they got wind of the medical record, the media put it out, saying Susheel had bluffed.
There were no other marks of external injuries on his body, they added.
Susheel had alleged that he was singled out and beaten by Rohith and four other Dalit students of the Ambedkar Students Association on HCU campus.
The fact of the matter is Susheel had objected to Rohith and four other students’ showing a documentary relating to terrorist Yakub Memon on the campus.
The Akhil Bharatiya Viyarthi Parishad, which was till Tuesday on the defensive having to take the blame for the suicide by research scholar Rohith of Hyderabad Central University, came out of the shell on Wednesday, stating Rohith was not a Dalit at all.
As the Rohith issue was getting heavily politicised, the ABVP mustered courage and demonstrated on Tank Bund, appealing to political parties to refrain from casteist and sepulchral politics.
The ABVP said Rohith was not a Dalit at all. He belonged to the Vaddera community.
An ABVP leader, Sushil Kumar, of the HCU, had objected to Rohith and other members of the Ambedkar Students Association showing a docmentary of Yakub Memon on the campus, which had started the intolerance debate.
On the other hand, political leaders are coming up before the media and reacting according to their ideologies.
The leader of opposition of AP Assembly and YSRCP chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after meeting with the protesting students of Hyderabad Central University over the issue of suicidal act of PhD scholar Rohit, has castigated the central ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smrithi Irani for making the issue political.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri has visited Hyderabad and took note of the situation and alleged that BJP has failed to implement the proper resolution against the atrocities on SCs and STs.
He demanded that criminal proceedings should be initiated against the two union ministers Bandaru Dattatreya and Smrithi Irani and also on VC of the university by slapping the SC/ST atrocities case against them.
Trinalmool Congress leader, Derek O’Brien condemned the death of Rohit Vemula, a Dalit student in University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Sunday and said that it is murder and not just suicide.
Some Bharatiy Janata Party (BJP) elements were making unsavoury statements in social media, he said and challenged the ABVP members to come out openly and be prepared for a discussion .
Tension prevailed at the residence of Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, in Hyderabad, when activists of Students Federation of India (SFI) led protests, blaming him for the suicide of University of Hyderabad (UoH) scholar Rohit Vemula. They demanded his resignation from the post of minister. The police had a tough time putting the students in to a van and whisking them away