Rohit Vemula’s caste: CPI alleges conspiracy behind ‘Central drama’

Hyderabad: Demanding the BJP government at the Centre to stop the attempts to change the caste of Rohit Vemula, who had committed suicide a year ago in Hyderabad Central University, the CPI national secretary Dr K Narayana has condemned the conspiracy being hatched to make some officials as  scapegoats,   leaving the political leaders involved.  

In a statement on Wednesday, Narayana demanded the Central government to order an inquiry into the issue with the apex court.  It was unfortunate that the Central government was once again playing games on Rohit’s caste through Roopwala Commission, he said. Everybody knows that the UoH Vice-Chancellor P Appa Rao was the reason for the suicide of  Rohit Vemula and the  Guntur revenue officials had also declared  that  Rohit was an SC candidate and they had  also issued a  certificate in this regard.

But the Central government was playing games as the Union Ministers Smrithi Irani, Bandaru Dattatreya and Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao would go to jail if the case was filed under SC Atrocities Law.  The Central government would face a crisis in case it accepted the Guntur revenue officials’ certificate. Was it necessary for the Central government to play this sort of low level politics on this issue, he asked and warned the government that the people would revolt against it in case it continues its low level politics. NSS

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