17, Feb 2016
Feb 17 2016 : The Economic Times (Mumbai)
The report of the HRD ministry’s fact-finding team on the Rohith Vemula suicide has slammed the university administration for a flawed inquiry process that led to the expulsion of the five students associated with the Ambedkar Student Association.It also underlined the “academic demoralisation and social isolation“ on campus.
ET has accessed the report which was under wraps. It had the following to say:
GAPS IN THE INQUIRY PROCESS
The report says that there are “…gaps in several processes, including the report of the senior medical officer of the University of Hyderabad, the Proctorial Board inquiry of events of 3rd4th August, 2015“.
The medical report has been cited by the ABVP member who ran into a conflict with these ASA students to claim that he was manhandled by them.
It notes that even the sub committee of the Executive Council (EC) “which was tasked with having an in-depth and comprehensive view on the findings of the Proctorial Board has also not carried out the detailed exercise and has not examined the matter afresh as it was mandated“ and instead it “merely reviewed the documents of the proceedings“.