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Dalit students who hooted at Modi, felicitated by an NGO

Dalit students who hooted at Modi, felicitated by an NGO

Lucknow: Two Dalit students, who had shouted slogans during PM Modi’s address at a convocation function on Saturday, were felicitated by an NGO.

As per HindustanTimes reports, Ram Karan Nirmal and Amrendra Kumar Arya of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) raised their voice against Modi at the university’s convocation function to ensure that no Dalit student faces the same fate as Hyderabad University’s scholar Rohith Veluma and to oppose the alleged atrocities on Dalits.

Both toppers supposed to receive medals from the PM but were thrown out from the venue after their act.

“Dalits are the most ostracised community in the ongoing saffronisation of the country. It is not only Dalit students, but even teachers who are suffering under this government,” said Nirmal at felicitation function organised by NGO Rihai Manch.

Their protest for “speaking out against the alleged atrocities on Dalits” was not a publicity stunt, Nirmal and Arya claimed.

Rohith Vemula, a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad, allegedly committed suicide in a hostel room on the campus on Sunday last. He was among five research scholars who were suspended by the university.