Rohith Vemula Suicide: Rahul Fires Fresh Salvo, Accuses RSS of Suppressing Youth's Voice

“Rohith\'s voice was muzzled. We need a law, which doesn\'t let students\' voices in colleges and universities be stifled,” he added.

Published: 23rd February 2016 04:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd February 2016 04:16 PM   |  A+A-

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Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament on the first day of budget session in New Delhi on Tuesday. | PTI


NEW DELHI: Continuing his tirade against the BJP-led NDA Government, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of suppressing the voices of the youth.

Gandhi, who participated in the solidarity march held at the Jantar Mantar here to demand justice for Hyderabad University PhD scholar Rohith Vemula, alleged that the RSS wants to suppress the voices of the youth whenever they talk about the future or the present state of affairs in the country.

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“Rohith talked about the future of India, but the RSS doesn't support the same… The universities are being encroached upon and the country needs a law that doesn’t stifle the students’ voice,” said Gandhi.

“Rohith's voice was muzzled. We need a law, which doesn't let students' voices in colleges and universities be stifled,” he added.

 Carrying tricolor, blue and red flags, students, activists and intellectuals marched for about a kilometre to Jantar Mantar. Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, who are demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, have also joined in.

Rohith, 26, was found hanging on January 17, days after he was banned from the hostel and other areas on campus.

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