Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit Hyderabad on Thursday to meet the family of the Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula who committed suicide.
Rohith Vemula ended his life on Sunday in the University of Hyderabad after his suspension following an alleged clash with a leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is affiliated to the RSS.
Kejriwal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should sack HRD minister Smriti Irani, Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya and apologise to the nation over the suicide by the Dalit student, questioning their “interference” in the internal affairs of the institution.
Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) Smriti Irani sent four reminders to the Vice-Chancellor of UoH on the clash between five students of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) termed as “malicious” the attempt to “project it as a caste battle.”
“This is not a Dalit versus non-Dalit issue as being projected by some to ignite passion,” Irani told a press conference.