HYDERABAD: Radhika Vemula, mother of Rohit Vemula, will participate in the rally being held by Dalits protesting against the attacks on Dalits in Una.
Radhika Vemula, Rohit Vemula's brother Raja Vemula, a group of students from University of Hyderabad, members of SC, ST officers Forum, among others have left for Una from Hyderabad on Saturday to show solidarity towards Dalits who were attacked in Una.
"When Rohit Vemula died, Dalits from more than 30 villages in Gujarat have held rally and expressed solidarity. Now we want to show solidarity to Gujarat Dalits and stand by them in difficult times.
There is a need for Dalits from all parts of country to get united and fight against the atrocities being committed by present dispensation," said Radhika Vemula speaking to Express, while on her way to Una on train.
Gujarat Dalits have launched Dalit Asmita ( Pride) Rally on August 5 from Ahmedabad in protest against attacking Dalits by alleged Gau Rakshaks. The rally will reach to Una on August 15.
Dalit activists and groups from all parts of India are reaching to Gujarat to participate in the rally to show solidarity towards Una Dalits.
Even Radhika Vemula will participate in the rally and speak at the public meeting and she wants to highlight the atrocities committed on Dalits under NDA regime.
"NDA Govt is facing the heat from dalits. It should be noted that Dalits protests have led to changing of CM in Modi's own state. Even in case of Rohit Vemula, we will continue our fight ill justice is done to Rohit Vemula," said Radhika.