New Delhi, Jan. 22 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak on the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, before he pays homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar in Lucknow.
Kejriwal further urged Prime Minister Modi to meet the protesting students of the University of Hyderabad who are staging a protest against varsity’s vice chancellor.
“PM to pay homage to Babasaheb Ambedkar. Before that, PM shud speak on Rohith’s suicide. PM shud also go n meet protesting students,” Chief Minister Kejriwal said in a tweet.
The number of professors who have resigned from their administrative posts in the university has risen to 14.
The professors are members of the University of Hyderabad SC/ST Teachers and Officers Forum, including professors and lecturers, resigned from their administrative positions in a bid to show solidarity with the protesting students over the suicide of a Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula.
The executive council of the university had yesterday revoked the suspension of four Dalit scholars who had been expelled, along with Rohith Vemula, in December last year.
However the protesting students refused to talk to faculty members.
Earlier on Thursday, at least, 13 faculty members – including Professor V. Krishna, controller of exams, Chief Medical Officer Dr Ravendra Kumar, 10 hostel wardens and chief warden Nagaraju -put in their papers from their respective posts.
Vemula and four others were suspended in December, and a month later Vemula hanged himself to death on the university campus.
Prime Minister Modi will be attending the Ambedkar Mahasabha in Lucknow. (ANI)