Dalit student's suicide: Twitterati slam Smriti Irani, call her a puppet in the hands of RSS

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New Delhi, Jan 19: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani was a trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday as the Tweeple wants her to be sacked after the Dalit scholar's suicide.

On Sunday, a Dalit scholar, Rohit Vemula  committed suicide by hanging himself in the hostel of University of Hyderabad after being expelled by the University board, along with four other Dalit students.

Dalit scholar's suicide: Twitter says #SackSmritiIrani .
Vemula was among the five research scholars who were suspended by the university in August last year and also one of the accused in the case of assault on a student leader.

The issue took a political turn with allegations that the extreme action was a result of discrimination against dalit students at the behest of Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya , who had written a letter to HRD Minister Smriti Irani, seeking action against their "anti-national acts".

It was reportedly HRD Ministry and Dattatreya's nudge that reportedly lead to Rohit Vemula's expulsion last year.

Though Irani said the government neither intervenes in the functioning of the university nor does it have any administrative control over it, Twitter seems to be angry and wants her to be sacked.

Here are few of the reactions:

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