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Student Suicide: Arvind Kejriwal to visit Hyderabad University today


New Delhi:Delhi:As protests continued for the fourth day at University of Hyderabad over a Dalit research scholar’s suicide, the central government said on Wednesday that this was not a “Dalit versus non-Dalit issue”.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will visit the University of Hyderabad on Thursday to meet the students and family members of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula who committed suicide.

Kejriwal, who was scheduled to visit Bengaluru for undergoing naturopathy treatment for his chronic cough on January 22 for ten days, has deferred his visit and will now go there on January 27.

AAP leaders Ashish Khetan and Ashish Talwar reached Hydrabad on Thursday to meet protesting students there.

Kejriwal had on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sack HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and apologise to the nation over the suicide by the Dalit student, questioning their “interference” in the internal affairs of the institution.

Rohith, a PhD scholar, who committed suicide on Sunday night, was among the five research scholars who were suspended by the University in August last year over an alleged assault case. They were also kept out of the hostel.

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