Rohit’s caste: Dad Says ‘OBC’, Mom Says ‘SC’
January 27th, 2016, 04:27 PM IST
Rohit’s caste: Dad Says ‘OBC’, Mom Says ‘SC’
In a fresh and stunning twist to the alleged suicide case of Hyderabad Central University scholar Rohith Vemula, his father Mani Kumar has come out and made some sensational comments. Stating that he is unaware of why his wife and Rohith’s mother Radhika is claiming Rohith’s caste as “SC”, Mani Kumar went onto state that they all belong to Vaddera community. Setting the record straight in a media interaction, Mani stated that he himself, his wife Radhika, two sons including Rohith and daughter all belong to Vaddera community(BC).
He also expressed shock over visiting of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to the university campus following the death of Rohith. Mani said that Rahul’s visit is suspicious and said it’s hinting that politicians taking advantage of his son’s death.
‘Expressing suspicion over the way Rohith’s ‘suicide’, his father Mani Kumar said it’s ‘possibly murder’ and ‘not suicide’. “My son is not a coward who’d kill himself. Certainly it’s a murder,” said Rohith’s father Mani Kumar.
Calling his son’s death a ‘mystery’, Mani Kumar also suspected that the ‘ Rohith’s suicide letter’. He alleged that the ‘Rohith’s original suicide letter’ would had been ‘hidden’.
Mani Kumar also made shocking revelations about his family. He said that he got divorced with wife Radhika and she had returned to him just one week after the divorce. He said that his wife Radhika was staying with him till 15 days ago. Rohith’s father Mani Kumar has demanded a fair judicial probe into the death of Rohith Vemula.
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The Guardian does not even understand that a dalit is not part of a caste nor that Rohith was not a dalit
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JAMMU: National General Secretary, Social Movement Party (SMP), Ashok Kumar Basotra has alleged that the bureaucracy remained always hell bent on to spoil the career of students and future of employees belonging to the minorities.
Speaking on the issue of ‘atrocities by upper caste politicians, bureaucrats and judges on minorities viz. SCs, STs, OBCs and converted minorities is a matter of concern’, Basotra expressed shock over the way the Central Government is dealing with the case of death of Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University.
Moreover, he said, the so called upper castes are losing political power due to awareness and awakening of large scale population of minorities, and so, they want to rule by proxy through judiciary to crush the aspirations and expectations of the common masses.
Others present in the press-conference were Dayal Singh, Dheeraj Thapa, Ajit Kumar Vashishath, Hem Raj Phonsa, Des Raj Yadav, Abid Hussain, Parshotam Kumar, Dr. Bodh Raj Bawa, Vijay Attri, Dr. Jeet Raj Bazala, Madhu Bala, Sarwan Kumar Kundal, Bansi Lal Chargotra, Jai Paul, Purshotama Kumari, Ajay Jagotra, Bharat Bhushan, Prem Kumar Chowdhery and Kanwarjeet Sethi.
New Delhi, Feb 3 (PTI): Another Union Minister today claimed that Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide at Hyderabad University, was not a Dalit and parties should stop politicising his death for their own gains.
“There is no question of this being a Dalit versus non-Dalit issue as Rohith and his family are an OBC. They belong to the Vaddera caste. Now it is being said that his mother is a Dalit which is correct,” Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said.
“But Rohith was born in 1990 and as per the facts that have emerged from the investigations, Rohith got his certificate made in July 2014 which states that he is a Dalit. So, the certificate was made after almost 25 years and he was living with his father till then,” he said.
“So, the question here is why didn’t he get a certificate made before that and why he got a certificate made now?” he alleged.
Earlier, Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Jual Oram had claimed that Vemula was not a Dalit. Gehlot alleged that Congress and other parties were politicising Rohith’s suicide for “their own gains”.
“Before Rohith’s suicide, nine more students committed suicide on the same campus. Why didn’t those become a big issue?
“All these political leaders – Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and others – who are rushing to Hyderabad after Rohith’s suicide, I want to ask them where were they when nine other students from the University committed suicide and those had happened during UPA’s rule,” he said.
Gehlot charged that Rohith and the organisation he was associated with were involved in “anti-national” activities and had condemned the execution of Yakub Memon who was involved in 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts.
“ABVP (BJP’s students wing) objected to their activities, following which 30-40 boys had roughened up Sushil Kumar. Later, five students, including Rohith, were expelled,” he said.
“We will ensure they get justice,” the minister said. Gehlot said that “a judicial inquiry has been initiated by the government into his death and whoever is found guilty will be punished.”
He said that it was sad that efforts were being made to give his suicide a caste angle and disturb country’s atmosphere.
Rohith’s family members have refused to accept an ex-gratia amount of Rs 8 lakh and the government will ensure that they get justice, he said.
Gehlot today presented the Dr Ambedkar National Merit Awards to the meritorious students of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe students of Secondary and Senior Secondary School Examinations of year 2015.