Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the suicide of a Dalit student in Hyderabad Central University, which was mourned by the whole nation.
PM was visibly emotional when he said :
“…when there is news that a youth of my country, Rohith, was compelled to commit suicide, what his family must have gone through. Mother India has lost a son. There will be reasons, there will be politics (surrounding it) but the fact remains that a mother has lost her son. I feel the pain very well,”
PM Modi was invited as the Chief Guest at the convocation ceremony of the B R Ambedkar University in Lucknow. During his speech some protesting students raised slogans, who were evicted by police as they shouted slogans like “Modi murdabad” and “Modi go back”.
The suicide by a dalit student, Rohith Vemula, has recently kicked up a major row in the nation with Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, both of them were heavily bashed by the political rivals, who have blamed them for the incident and demanded their removal.
Reportedly, Rohith Vemula, and four other students, members of Ambedkar Student Association, were rusticated by the UoH administration after they were involved in a series of clashes with ABVP members. Later Rohith committed suicide by hanging himself in a hostel room. He was research scholar in the Science and Technology department at University of Hyderabad.
Source : Economic Times