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Student suicide: Digvijay asks student wings to unite

19, Jan 2016

New Delhi, Jan 19, 2016, (PTI)
Attacking the government over the alleged suicide of a dalit scholar in Hyderabad, Congress leader Digvijay Singh today charged that vice chancellors have been handpicked by the BJP-RSS and asked student wings to come together to fight the “communal forces”.

“This is only a beginning.Vice Chancellors have been handpicked by BJP-RSS. They would be interested to promote ABVP rather than Academics. All Student Wings must come together to fight communal forces on the Campus”, the party general secretary said in a series of tweets.

He alleged that the suicide by Rohith Vemula reflected the mindset of the BJP against dalits.

“Dalit students were protesting against an abusive posting against dalit students on social media by a ABVP activist. Even after they were found not guilty by the Enquiry Committee…Partisan attitude of VC and Minister Bandaru Dattatreya led to expulsion of Dalit Students,” Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, said.

The University of Hyderabad campus yesterday witnessed widespread protests after the dalit student’s body was found hanging in a hostel room on Sunday.


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