CPI demands to withdraw notice issued to Rohit’s mother

Thursday, February 16, 2017

CPI State secretary K.Ramakrishna on Thursday warned of a massive agitation if the show-cause notice issued to the mother of Rohit Vemula was not withdrawn..

The State government reopened the issue of caste of Rohith allegedly to shield Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya and University Vice Chancellor P.Appa Rao who had been named in the FIR, he said at a press conference at Kandukur in Prakasam district.

Ramakrishna said that the Supreme Court ruling is very clear that the caste of the mother will be applicable when a person’s father disowns them, he said. Even Guntur District Collector Kantilal Dande had earlier informed the National SC Commission that Rohit hailed from SC community. He said that Dalits in the State were feeling insecure following the way in which the TDP-BJP combine dealt with Rohit and other issues relating to them.

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