Congress MLA Bhatti Vikramarka has lambasted the TRS government for ‘failing to control the police excesses in arresting the students of HCU’. He accused that lathi raj is going on in the state and the government is a mute spectator to the acts of police highhandedness
“30 students were arrested without the knowledge their parents. They were sent to jail. Why? They questioned an undemocratic act of the Union government. They objected rejoining of vice chancellor Appa Rao. They agitated and demanded his recall” he said while participating in a discussion on the incidents of HCU in Assembly today. He demanded immediate action against the police officers who resorted to highhandedness on the night when VC resumed his work.
“Police are booking cases for uttering the very word of Ambedkar. All those who are getting civilian rights and enjoying the freedom are Ambedkarites” Bhatti said.
“Rohit Vemula has written a letter to the vice chancellor on the discrimination in the varsity. It was not addressed. He was socially excluded, he was denied all the allowances leading to his suicide. Who pushed him to death? Is it not the university administration?” Bhatti asked.
“Now a nation-wide debate is going on over the death of Rohit Vemula. Both the central and state governments have politicized the issue. AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit is not a political one but to express solidarity to the agitating youth. He questioned the systemic failures. It was he who directed us not to go to the varsity. But no one from the state government pay a visit to the varsity or even consoled the family of Rohit” he said.
He said Rohit was ill-treated because he was a dalit and steps need to be taken to end discrimination in the varsity.