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Dalit scholar suicide

Rohith Vemula was not Dalit, all allegations are baseless: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Saturday said that the scholar Rohith Vemula, who has committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University, was not Dalit.

Jan 30, 2016, 22:16 PM IST

Rohith Vemula wasn't weak, he offered namaz for Yakub Memon, favoured beef party: BJP leader

Known for his controversial remarks, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday stoked another controversy when he said that the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula was not that weak to have committed suicide.

Jan 30, 2016, 20:19 PM IST

Dalit scholar suicide: Ex-judge Roopanwal to head probe panel

Senior HRD ministry officials said that Justice (retd) Roopanwal will review the entire sequence of events, the circumstances and establish facts and correctives in connection with the incident.

Jan 28, 2016, 18:25 PM IST

There was no pressure from HRD Ministry to punish Rohith Vemula: Hyderabad University new VC

Professor Vipin Srivastava, who has been appointed as the new in-charge vice-chancellor of Hyderabad University, said on Sunday that the vice-chancellor of Hyderabad University Appa Rao never mentioned about any letter from HRD Ministry on Rohith Vemula's suspension issue.

Jan 26, 2016, 11:15 AM IST

Rohith Vemula suicide case: Protests set to intensify today

University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao has gone on leave.

Jan 25, 2016, 05:11 AM IST

Dalit scholar's suicide: Rohith Vemula's family rejects ex-gratia, criticises PM Modi, Smriti Irani

In a rebuff to Hyderabad Central University, the family members of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who allegedly committed suicide in a hostel room, on Saturday rejected the ex-gratia offered to them, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, asking why it took them five days to respond.

Jan 23, 2016, 20:05 PM IST

Rohith Vemula's suicide case: Student on hunger strike unwell, taken to HCU health centre

One of the seven students of Hyderabad Central University, sitting on an indefinite hunger strike for past four days following the alleged suicide by a Dalit research scholar, was on Saturday taken away from the protest camp to the varsity's health centre after she felt unwell.

Jan 23, 2016, 19:51 PM IST

Rohith Vemula's suicide case: Fresh protests rock Hyderabad university

Protests escalated on Friday at the Hyderabad Central University campus with students demanding "unconditional" revocation of suspension of four Dalit scholars and immediate action against those responsible for the alleged suicide of research scholar Rohith Vemula.

Jan 22, 2016, 16:01 PM IST

Hyderabad scholar suicide: Dalit professors' resignation continues

The number of professor resigning from their administrative posts in University of Hyderabad reached 14 on Friday.

Jan 22, 2016, 10:35 AM IST

#AwardWapsi returns: Writer Ashok Vajpeyi returns D Litt degree in protest against Rohith Vemula's suicide

Vajpeyi's announcement comes two days after, Vemula, a Ph.D student, committed suicide on Sunday alleging harassment by the university authorities.   

Jan 19, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

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Jan 18, 2016, 18:46 PM IST

Dalit scholar's suicide: Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya, HCU VC booked

The case has been filed under the SC/ST Act in connection with the death of Rohith Vemula.

Jan 18, 2016, 14:37 PM IST