Take strict action, sack Dattatreya: Ker HM to PM

Take strict action, sack Dattatreya: Ker HM to PM

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take strict action against those who were involved in the alleged suicide by a Dalit student in Hyderabad Central university.

He also demanded removal of Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya against whom an FIR was registered in the case.

Meanwhile, a group of activists today expressed solidarity with agitating students across the country demanding action against those responsible for the death.

Around 25 activists, including women, held a meeting in front of the state Secretariat here this evening and condemned the Centre’s attitude towards the issue.

They also carried placards, with slogans demanding justice to Rohith Vemula.

The deceased, Rohit Vemula, was among five research scholars suspended by Hyderabad Central University in August 2015 and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader. They were also kept out of the hostel.

The body of Rohit was found hanging in the university’s hostel room in the campus on January 17.