Bengaluru, Jan 21: Even as the outrage over suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula gripped the nation, the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah too joined the protest-voice calling the incident a 'murder of social justice '.
The CM Siddaramaiah took to Facebook to express views on the incident. The CM wrote on his Facebook wall that "I am deeply pained by the suicide of Dalit student".
The CM said the suicide note that Rohith left behind categorically reveals the pressure exerted on him to write such letter before taking the extreme step. The CM posted his views on Jan 19.
Touching the background of the incident, the CM opined the action against five research scholars were taken after cabinet minister Bandaru Dattatreya shot off a letter to the MHRD.
In other words the CM targeted Bandaru Dattatreya and HRD minister Smriti Zubin Irani for intervening in the business of the university by allegedly exerting pressure to suspend five research scholars that also include Rohith Vemula. The CM further observed "this incident can only be called as murder of social justice."
The CM argued that the letter and subsequent action by the varsity give a clear indication of politics stealthily making inroads into the Hyderabad Central University. The CM in the post, demanding fair and speedy probe said wrong doers have to be brought to book.