Judicial commission to review 'entire sequence of events' over Rohith's suicide

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday spoke to the mother of Rohith and “assured her justice on the basis of judicial commission report”.

Updated: Jan 22, 2016, 18:10 PM IST
Judicial commission to review 'entire sequence of events' over Rohith's suicide

Hyderabad: The Union Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) on Friday announced to set up a judicial commission to review the entire sequence of events at Hyderabad University following the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula.

The development comes after a HRD committee submitted its report on the suicide case to the ministry, ANI reported.

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday spoke to the mother of Rohith and “assured her justice on the basis of judicial commission report”.

The commission is expected to submit its report within three months.

In a statement, the HRD ministry said that in order to prevent such incidents in the future, all VCs and senior administrators would be sensitised to reach out to students and there will be "zero tolerance" for any acts of discrimination on campus.

Vemula hanged himself to death in the campus last Sunday after he and five other Dalit students were suspended by the university on charges of assaulting an ABVP leader.

The ABVP leader later approached Dattatreya, the BJP MP from Secunderabad who wrote to the university calling the group to which Vemula and his friends belonged as casteist, anti-national and extremist.

Meanwhile, fresh protests rocked the varsity on Friday with students seeking "unconditional" revocation of suspension of the dalit students and action against those responsible for the alleged suicide of the research scholar.

On Thursday, the Hyderabad Central University had revoked the suspension of the students but protesters said the revocation was not "unconditional".