Rohith Vemula Video
Saying, ‘I Am Dalit’, Days Before Suicide : Rohith Vemula Video(watch below)
- A video, purportedly showing Hyderabad Central University (HCU) research scholar Rohith Vemula
- Who allegedly committed suicide in January, claiming that he is a Dalit has gone viral,
- Days after a judicial panel reportedly rejected his caste status in its probe report.
- In the video, appeared to have been shot at a tent (named as ‘Dalit ghetto’) near the Shopcom area in HCU where Vemula and his other colleagues had stayed following their suspension
- While,Rohith Vemula talked about himself and his background.
Rohith Vemula Video
- He is purportedly seen describing himself as a Dalit from Guntur district (of Andhra Pradesh)
- And that his mother raised him.
- Vemula also talked about his suspension, his studies and students’ activism in the video clip.
- After he committed suicide, Vemula’s family members, friends besides political parties alleged that he was a victim of caste discrimination.
- Furthermore, Students, political parties and social groups had demanded that a ‘Rohith Act’ be brought to end the alleged discrimination in educational institutions against the students belonging to disadvantaged sections.
- While, Justice Roopanwal Commission, set up by Union HRD Ministry, has stated that material on record did not establish that Vemula was a Dalit and attributed his suicide to personal reasons.
- Since, The report also gave a clean chit to Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya besides absolving HCU authorities of any blame for Vemula’s death.
- The Commission is learnt to have raised questions about Vemula’s caste status as a Dalit saying that there is no proof that his mother V Radhika belonged to Mala community.
Watch Rohith Vemula Video :
The video should be considered as part of the investigation into Vemula’s death, his friends hope. Prashanth Dontha, a friend of Vemula who is seen sitting behind him in the video
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