UoH limped back to normalcy after an agitation for two weeks caused by the suicide of the UoH scholar Rohit Vemula. The officials discussed with the vc and the professors about extending the semester to make up for the lost classes due to the stir.
Meanwhile the film star and leader of Janasena Pawan Kalyan expressed his grief that with the death of Rohit, an young and promising life was lost. He said that caste discrimination claimed his life. He made it clear that he would not join other political parties which were agitating over Rohit’s death.
Meanwhile Mumbai students joined the political parties there to protest over Rohit’s death. In Himachal Pradesh the NSUI students agitated over the issue and demanded the resignation of Smruti Irani. But Ms. Irani hit back by saying that the Congress made Rohit’s suicide a political issue as it was jealous of her increasing popularity in Rahul’s constituency Amethi.
Meanwhile the police who were busy controlling the situation at the university campus for the past two weeks now concentrate on investigating into his death. They sent Rohit’s suicide note to forensic lab to compare Rohit’s handwriting in his suicide note with that of his note books. The police also wanted to know what was in the struck off lines in the suicide note. The High Court, while staying the arrest of ABVP leaders Sushilkumar, Krishna Chaitanya and Dewakar Reddy, asked them to cooperate with the investigation. It asked the state government also to file a counter and adjourned the case for three weeks.
Meanwhile, Ms. Ann Druyan, widow of the American writer and Astronomer Carl Sagan, adored by Rohit, was deeply moved by Rohit’s suicide as she came to know of it through the journalist Rajiv Ramachandran. She said in a letter that the naked truth of the vertical division society on caste basis was evident by the young scholar’s suicide.