New Delhi, 18 Jan 2016: Social Democratic Party of India activists thronged outside the office of the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry, in the national capital expressing ire over the unfortunate incident of a Dalit scholar’s alleged suicide in the University Campus.
It’s not a suicide but an institutional killing with the involvement of the BJP leaders, the university administration and the ABVP goons, said Mohammed Shafi during the protest. He further said it the Union Minister for Labour Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao and other BJP leaders and university administration are responsible for the Dalit students’ boycott and the subsequent circumstances forcing the Dalit scholar’s death. The matter becomes evident that letters on this matter were sent to the university by MHRD, said Shafi.
Mohammed Shafi demanded from the government that the student’s family must be compensated immediately and that the suspension of the Dalit students be revoked forthwith with an initiation of an independent and impartial inquiry into the alleged suicide of Rohit Vemula.
SDPI Delhi State President Aslam Ahmed said, it seems that the aspiring scholars have paid the price for raising voice against injustice meted out to the minority and backward communities, as they were part of several struggles including that of opposing the death sentence to Yaqub Memon and screening a documentary “Muzaffarnagar Baqi Hai”. The BJP MP, the union minister and all others should be booked for their role in creating a havoc in the Dalit students’ lives resulted by the ban, said Aslam.
The police disbursed the protesters by using water cannons as they tried to cross the barricades.
M Rafiq Jabbar Mulla, Irfan Ahmed, IA Khan, Vakil Johree, Muslehuddin Mirza, and huge number of Cadres and Members of the party participated in the protest demonstration led by Party’s National General Secretary Mohammed Shafi.