Rohith Vemula's Dalit status could not be established; says judiciary panel report

| Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 19:45
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Rohith Vemula's Dalit status could not be established, says Justice Roopanwal Commission

New Delhi: A panel constituted by Human Resource Development Ministry to investigate late Hyderabad University scholar Rohit Vemula's suicide on Thursday said it could not establish his Dalit status.
The Justice Roopanwal Commission has submitted its report to HRD ministry giving clean chit to Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya. Panel has also attributed Vemula's suicide to personal reasons iin its report. 
Rohit's Vemula suicide had sparked a major row, with the then HRD minister Smriti Irani and Labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya coming inder scanner for having written a letter related to the matter. 
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