Rohith Vemula's mother meets Kejriwal, demands job for younger son

New Delhi: Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula's mother on Wednesday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence and requested a job for her younger son.

At the meeting, Radhika Vemula, Rohith's mother, was accompanied by her younger son Raja Vemula who is a post graduate in Applied Geology and Sunkanna Velpula, one of Rohith's closest friends, among others.

Rohith Vemula. Twitter

Rohith Vemula. Twitter

The Delhi Cabinet shall meet later on Wednesday evening to take a call on the request put forth by the family of the deceased PhD scholar. The family participated in a protest march on Tuesday demanding justice for Rohith, whose body was found hanging in a hostel room on Hyderabad University campus on January 17.

Kejriwal had joined the protest where he lambasted the Centre accusing it of waging a "war" against students and voiced his support for 'Rohith Act', a law proposed by the agitating students against discrimination in Universities.

Addressing protesters, Radhika had attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking "what action did you take against your minister who had called my son anti-national?"

She also condemned the "attacks" on students in universities including JNU and said such things "should be stopped".

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 14:40 PM

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