Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula’s Suicide

ABVP leader Susheel Kumar the one who vehemently fought with Rohit Vemula has alleged that Rohith Vemula and his friends from ASA (Ambedkar Students Association Dalit Scholars) had opposed the hanging of  1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon. ASA has been constantly in News for Politicizing National communal issues. Susheel Kumar has further added that Ambedkar Students Association members including Rohith Vemula had offered ‘namaz’ after Yakub Memon’s execution.

‘Har ghar se Yakub niklega’

“They (Rohith and other ASA members) put posters saying ‘Ek Yakub ko marenge, to har ek ghar se Yakub niklega’ (kill one Yakub, there will be one Yakub born out of every house),” Read More

Susheel Kumar suggests that “Rohith is not a person who will commit suicide so easily,” he further alleged that Rohith Friends and ASA has been systematically involved in creating situations where he committed suicide.

“What made him go into depression is a question we are also raising, and it must be properly investigated and culprits must be published,” he said, saying “There are suspicions about circumstances in which he committed suicide,” he said, adding,  “what were his friends doing?” Read More.

Considering the fact that Over the last decade a string of suicides have rocked the central varsity highlighting the pronounced discrimination against students from the marginalized sections at UoH, The role of ASA in these suicide must be investigated thoroughly.