• 20 Jan 2016
• Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
NEW DELHI: Poet Ashok Vajpeyi on Tuesday decided to return the D.Litt given to him by University of Hyderabad in protest against the “anti-Dalit” attitude of the authorities. “A Dalit student, Rohith Vemula, who wanted to be a writer, was driven to commit suicide due to antiDalit and intolerance of dissent shown. I have decided to return the award in protest against university authorities, (who were) presumably acting under political pressure,” Vajpeyi said..