Dalit student’s death: Minister’s position untenable, says CPI

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New Delhi | Published: January 18, 2016 11:03:56 PM

Latching onto the registration of an FIR against Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya over alleged suicide by a Dalit student, CPI today said the leader's position has become "untenable" now and the NDA Government needs to come clear over the same.

 D Raja described the entire episode as "shocking" and claimed that Dalit students do face discrimination at "many institutions" in the country. (Express photo)D Raja described the entire episode as “shocking” and claimed that Dalit students do face discrimination at “many institutions” in the country. (Express photo)

Latching onto the registration of an FIR against Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya over alleged suicide by a Dalit student, CPI today said the leader’s position has become “untenable” now and the NDA Government needs to come clear over the same.

“An FIR has been registered against the Minister. That means there is something in it. Since an FIR is there against the Minister, his position has become untenable. The government will have to answer,” CPI national secretary D Raja said.

Raja described the entire episode as “shocking” and claimed that Dalit students do face discrimination at “many institutions” in the country.

He said that India cannot emerge as a nation as long as caste exists in the country.

“That is why Ambedkar is correct when he had said caste is anti-national. As long as caste exists, India cannot emerge a nation, forget civilisation. This is highly condemnable. There must be severe action culprits involved,” he said.

According to Hyderabad police, V Rohit (aged around 26) was found hanging in the hostel room located on varsity campus yesterday.

He was among five research scholars who were suspended by the University in August last year for allegedly attacking an ABVP leader. The suspension was revoked later.

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