As said the Jana sena Party President and actor Pawan Kalyan today expressed his views on Rohit Vemula incident in his twitter account. What he written is as follows:
There is no doubt that “Rohit Vemula” hated BJP like many millions of individuals. But that doesn’t give them a license to harass individuals who doesn’t align or against them and that too when his form of protest was within the democratic means, This applies to any group or party not to BJP alone.
Even if ‘Rohit Vemula’ has said something in haste about saffronisation with his university rival groups, ‘Center’ could have just seen it as a part of the ongoing students ideological disagreement. And if their rivalry was causing law & order issues then they could have let the concern authority to enforce the disciplinary measures. But center took its personally in this case for reasons unknown.
So the punishment meted out to Rohit Vemula through suspention & alienation from the campus driven him to suicide and also due to lack of much needed moral support from within his own group made him more vulnerable.
May be Rohit Vemula’s anger and disappointment stemmed out from the realisation of ‘non-existent egalitarian society’. A proper student counselling with a human approach would have saved an intelligent student who was of philosophical in nature.
The most tragic part of ‘Rohit Vemula suicide’ was when Anti-BJP parties were busy trying to gain a political mileage out of it and BJP-its allies were busy proving that ‘Rohit was not a Dalit’. But all of them have forgotten to answer, ‘How to prevent such young lives from committing suicides in future?.. Out of despair, disappointment and resentment..’
I hope for a day ‘where our universities will be more known for ‘Academic Excellence’ than the ‘Battlegrounds’ for political parties.