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Dalit scholar's death: Two-member team to submit report to Smriti Irani today

Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide has snowballed into a huge controversy.


Dalit scholar's death: Two-member team to submit report to Smriti Irani today
Students protest the death of Rohith Vemula at a Hyderabad university.

New Delhi: The two-member fact-finding committee, set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to look into the suicide by a dalit scholar in Hyderabad Central University, will on Friday submit a report to minister Smriti Irani.

It is learnt the panel spoke to a cross section of stakeholders, including 70-80 individuals, including students, academicians and others during its Hyderabad visit.

 

News agency PTI has quoted sources as saying that the report would look into the role of the University authorities, who have been blamed for the suicide, and systemic aspects to ensure such incidents do not recur.

 

The HRD Ministry had earlier this week constituted the two-member fact-finding team comprising Shakila T Shamsu, OSD and a Deputy Secretary-level officer Surat Singh to look into the suicide of dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad Central University which has set off a political storm.

 

The suicide snowballed into a huge controversy and political slugfest over it has been continuing.

 

(With PTI inputs)

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