MIDNAPORE: After External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in the Hyderabad Central University, was not a Dalit, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Jual Oram expressed similar sentiments.
“The Hyderabad student who had committed suicide was not a Dalit. If two groups fight in an institution, it is the right of University to take action,” Oram said.
Earlier, Sushma had said that as per her knowledge, Rohith was not a Dalit and by calling him a Dalit student, the whole case has been raised a communal incident by some people.
Rohith, a PhD student at the university, committed suicide by hanging himself in his room.
He was among the six research scholars, suspended by the Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in August last year in connection with an alleged attack on an ABVP leader.
The HCU has already revoked suspension of the four students, following uproar over Vemula's suicide.