Dalit scholar death: Youth Congress demands CBI probe, Smriti Irani’s dismissal

, 11:30 AM IST

Workers of Congress’ youth wing here on Monday protested the alleged suicide of the Dalit scholar in Hyderabad Central University demanding CBI inquiry and sought the dismissal of Union Minister Smriti Irani over the issue.

Led by state unit president of Youth Congress, Ankit Parihar, the workers took out a protest march but were stopped midway by police where they burnt the effigy of Irani, a party release said.

“Since Rohith Vemula was forced to commit suicide because of continued harassment at the hands of ABVP, the Centre and Irani did not want CBI inquiry into it,” Parihar alleged.

The UP Youth Congress President said the party will continue its protest till the time all those responsible for Vemula’s suicide are brought to book.