Mother India has lost a son, says PM on Rohith Vemula’s suicide

Lucknow, Jan. 22 (ANI): Stating that the 21st century belongs to India, because India is the youngest country of the world and youth are our strength and precious to us, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said it pained him a lot to know that a youth of the country, Rohith Vemula, was forced to commit suicide.

“What his family would have gone through? Mother India has lost one of her sons,” said the Prime Minister, while speaking at a convocation programme of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) here.

“Reasons will have its own place and politics its own, but truth is that Mother India has lost a son,” said Prime Minister Modi, who broke down for a moment.

“I feel that pain,” said the Prime Minister, adding: “I want to take the country in the direction where there will be fresh enthusiasm, renewed determination and confidence, and youth who could stare into eyes of the problems. We want to fulfil the dreams of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.”

Rohith Vemula, a PhD scholar at Hyderabad Central University (HCU), committed suicide that led to massive unrest on the campus. (ANI)

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