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Rohith Vemula


Rohith Vemula death anniversary: Vemula’s mother and brother detained, let off

January 18, 2017 4:35 am

Before they were let off, Rohith Vemula's brother Raja Chaitanya told The Indian Express over phone, “After we entered the university we were not allowed to garland Rohith’s statue."

Back home, Rohith Vemula’s brother drives mini-truck

December 06, 2016 2:58 am

Scared of working in any organisation, says former project fellow at NGRI.

Rohith Vemula case: Inquiry Commission to submit report by August 1

May 22, 2016 1:56 pm

Vemula' suicide had triggered a huge political storm with opposition parties launching a massive attack at the Union Government over the issue.

Rohith Vemula's brother not interested in job offered by AAP govt

May 18, 2016 3:24 am

The court also said there was no need to give a job on compassionate grounds to the kin of Rohith as he "was neither a resident of Delhi nor was Rohith a government employee under Delhi administration.

Hyderabad University: JAC using Rohith Vemula stir to target few profs, probe funding

May 12, 2016 1:02 am

In a scathing letter, in which he also tendered his resignation from CPM’s student wing SFI, Sahu accused the JAC of using the platform to target a few people and called for a probe into its funding.

Rohith Vemula's family mirrors a trend: Dalits are rushing to embrace Buddhism

May 05, 2016 1:34 am

According to data released by the central government last month, Buddhism is the fastest growing religion among the Scheduled Castes (SCs) in the country.

Venkaiah slams 'politics' on HCU row; says none went beyond

April 20, 2016 5:08 pm

The BJP leader quoted Mahatma Gandhi's saying that country's development was incomplete without development of rural areas.

Ambedkar Jayanti: At Chaityabhoomi, crowd greets Rohith’s mother, brother with ‘Jai Bheem’ chants

April 15, 2016 4:50 am

It was the visit of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika and his brother Raja that caused the biggest flutter on Thursday evening

Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother embrace Buddhism: ‘Fulfilling Rohith’s dream... free from shame’

April 15, 2016 2:45 am

Ambedkar’s grandson organises deeksha ceremony in Mumbai

Rohith Vemula was forced to end life for talking about Ambedkar: Arvind Kejriwal

April 14, 2016 10:12 pm

Kejriwal also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking whether the Dalit icon's dreams would be fulfilled by merely garlanding his portraits and said "there was no freedom of speech in the country".


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

JNU protest, Arun Jaitley's budget, Thane mass murder - Take a look at the top happenings in the month of February.

Students protest over Rohith Vemula's suicide at Jantar Mantar

February 23, 2016 5:24 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 5:53 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.