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Rohith Vemula remains symbol of resistance: Rahul

Vemula, a 26-year-old Dalit student died by suicide in 2016 following alleged harassment.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 17, 2022 16:33 IST
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Rohith Vemula remains symbol of resistance: Rahul

Highlights

  • 26-year-old Rohith Vemula was a Dalit student of the University of Hyderabad
  • He died by suicide in 2016 following alleged harassment
  • His death triggered a nationwide agitation against casteism in institutions of higher learning

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid tributes to Rohith Vemula on his death anniversary, and said he remains a symbol of resistance and his hero. "Rohith Vemula was murdered by discrimination and indignities against his Dalit identity," he said on Twitter. "Even as years go by, he remains a symbol of resistance and his brave mother a symbol of hope. For fighting till the very end, Rohith is my hero, my brother who was wronged," Gandhi also said.

Vemula, a 26-year-old Dalit student of the University of Hyderabad, died by suicide on January 17, 2016 following alleged harassment. His death triggered a nationwide agitation against casteism in institutions of higher learning.

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