M.B. Rajesh on Rohith Vemula & JNU Issue

SHRI M.B. RAJESH (PALAKKAD): Madam, we are discussing this important issue at a time when the campuses across the country are boiling in an unprecedented outrage and protest. Tens of thousands of students are coming out on the streets to fight an undeclared emergency imposed by the Government against the universities and campuses. Madam Speaker, two incidents have shaken the conscience of the entire nation. One is a suicide. It is, in fact, an institutional killing of Rohit Vemula, a brilliant student who wanted to become another Carl Sagan. He belonged to Hyderabad Central University.

Hooliganism In Court

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the shocking incident of hooliganism indulged in by lawyers and goons owing allegiance to the BJP at the Patiala House Courts in Delhi today. Teachers and students of the JNU and journalists were physically assaulted and driven out of the court.