Reacting to the accusations of being 'proactive' in Dalit students case, Hyderabad university vice-chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile has said that the course of action in was applied according to rules and there was no pressure from Human Resource Development Ministry.
The suicide of 26 year old PhD scholar has caused a nationwide anger among students. Protesters are accusing Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and HR Ministry of intenstionally kicking out Rohith Vemula form the university.
The HRD ministry had written as many as five letters to Hyderabad University on Labour Minister Bandaru Dattareya’s complaint regarding “anti national activities” on the campus and the “violent attack” on an ABVP leader but maintained it was standard procedure on such “VIP references”.
Questions have been raised about the HRD ministry’s five letters, which have been blamed as one of the major reasons for the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit student, which has snowballed into a massive political row.