Rohith Vemula's mother today refused to meet the Hyderabad Central University Vice-Chancellor, named in the police complaint into her son's suicide, at her home on a day Prime Minister Modi Narendra Modi said he "felt his family's pain".
Protests escalated today at the Hyderabad Central University campus with students demanding "unconditional" revocation of suspension of four dalit research scholars and immediate action against those responsible for the alleged suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula.
14 people, suspected to be sympathisers of the ISIS, were today picked up for interrogation from across the country in an anti-terror operation by the National Investigation Agency or NIA, sources said. Five were arrested and the other nine suspects were being interrogated.
In the turmoil over the suicide of Hyderabad university research student Rohith Vemula, his last letter has thrown up a mystery. An entire paragraph has been scratched off and experts are investigating who did it.
At the Hyderabad Central University today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked union minister Smriti Irani over her statement on the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula and alleged that she spoke "one lie after another."
15 Dalit professors at the Hyderabad University where research scholar Rohith Vemula committed suicide, have resigned from their administrative posts. The professors earlier attacked education minister Smriti Irani for her comments yesterday on events that led to the student's death.
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, who has found himself at the centre of the spiraling political controversy over the suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad, today denied that he had written a letter to the human resources development ministry.
On March 13, 2014, Rohith Vemula posted on Facebook the picture of a sewing machine, calling it the "main bread-earner of our home" before he started receiving a Junior Research Fellowship of Rs 25,000.