For four days the fight for Rohith Vemula has essentially been a fight for justice, with both his family and friends along with their political supporters claiming the young research scholar was undone by his caste.
But today, the government put forward its strongest defence yet, claiming that the suicide which has incited large student protests across the country is being misrepresented with ‘malicious intent’ as ‘a Dalit vs non-Dalit confrontation’. 
HRD Minister Smriti Irani today addressed the media to clear the air about allegations that have been made against the BJP government in regard to the Dalit research student who committed suicide in the University of Hyderabad.
Here’s a report on Smriti Irani’s defence and the rebuttals that followed.