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Nation Current Affairs 23 Feb 2016 Rohith Vemula suicid ...

Rohith Vemula suicide to be discussed in Lok Sabha on Feb 25

PTI
Published Feb 23, 2016, 3:50 pm IST
Updated Feb 23, 2016, 5:42 pm IST
The decision was made in the Business Advisory Committee.
Rohith, 26, was found hanging on January 17, days after he was banned from the hostel and other areas on campus.
 Rohith, 26, was found hanging on January 17, days after he was banned from the hostel and other areas on campus.

New Delhi: The current unrest in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the furore over Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide will be discussed in the Lok Sabha on Thursday after the Railway Budget is announced.

The decision was made in the Business Advisory Committee.

 

Earlier today, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi gave a notice in the Lok Sabha on the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row and the Ishran Jahan case.

Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of suppressing the voices of the youth.

Gandhi, who participated in the solidarity march held at the Jantar Mantar here to demand justice for Hyderabad University PhD scholar Rohith Vemula, alleged that the RSS wants to suppress the voices of the youth whenever they talk about the future or the present state of affairs in the country.

"Rohith talked about the future of India, but the RSS doesn't support the same. The universities are being encroached upon and the country needs a law that doesn't stifle the students' voice," said Gandhi.

 

"Rohith's voice was muzzled. We need a law, which doesn't let students' voices in colleges and universities be stifled," he added.

Carrying tricolor, blue and red flags, students, activists and intellectuals marched for about a kilometre to Jantar Mantar. Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, who are demanding the release of Kanhaiya Kumar, have also joined in.

Rohith, 26, was found hanging on January 17, days after he was banned from the hostel and other areas on campus.

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