Raja Vemula has pointed out that the entire commission report has aimed to save BJP and all those involved. “The entire commission report has aimed at saving BJP Union Ministers, Podile Apparao (HCU Vice-Chancellor) and BJP MLC Ramachandra Rao along with ABVP members,” he alleged.
“Despite District Magistrate, Guntur’s report, National Commission for Scheduled Castes Report which clearly stated my brother Rohith Vemula as Scheduled Caste, the present government is making all efforts to divert the reports of authenticated bodies,” Raja Vemula said in a Facebook post.
The Justice Roopanwal Commission, in its report has given a clean chit to Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya.
The University authorities have also been given a clean chit for Rohit Vemula’s death as the Commission has held that they were not working under political pressure.
Raja said that his mother Radhika Vemula was the one who endured a lot of sacrifices and discrimination.
“She lost her son Rohith Vemula on account of the socio-political victimisation he had undergone along with four other dalit research scholars from Ambedkar Students Association,” he said.
“The agenda of BJP and RSS are clearly manifested in the report of the commission, which does not take in to account the butchering and enslaving of Dalits, raping and murdering Dalit woman, pronouncement of social boycotts in villages and educational institutions, instead attack on the affirmative policies extended through reservations, and demand for a ban on reservations,” he further added.
Raising questions on Rohit Vemula’s Dalit status, the Commission has said the material on record did not establish it and attributed his suicide to personal reasons, according to sources.