Rohit Vemula was a disciple of Kancha Ilaiah. We at Dalit Nation have been impressed by Rohit and his group when they successfully conducted the Beef Festival in the Hyderabad University. When Rohit was ensnared by the Brahmincal communists it was the revolutionary thinking of Kancha Ilaiah which enlightened Rohit to come back to the revolutionary ideas of Ambedkar. This caused jitters among the ABVP Manuwadis.
It took the ultimate sacrifice of the life of Rohit Vemula to expose the cruel machinations of the Manuwadis. The HRD minister and VC forced the brilliant Dalit scholars out of their hostels and stopped their stipends. The ABVP goons even faked an assault to complain to their masters to rusticate these five brilliant scholars. Manuwadis are now trying to tarnish the image of Rohit. This is the way Manuwadis operate. First their leaders shed crocodile tears, then they slowly digest revolutionary Dalit ideas and as an icing on the cake they tarnish the image and reputation of Dalits.
First thing the ABVP and RSS criminals did after the suicide was create the propaganda that Rohit was not a Dalit of Mala caste. They claim that Rohit is from Vaddhera caste (BC) and not Mala (SC). Just because Rohit’s father is from the landowning Vaddhera caste that doesn’t make him Vaddhera. These patriarchal crooks did not realize that Rohit’s mother was a Mala scheduled caste woman who was adopted by his Vaddhera grandmother. Now Manuwadis are spreading stories that this story of Rohit’s mother converting from BC to SC is fake.
The RSS crooks are also now questioning what scientific publications has Rohit published to lay claim to being a scholar. They write and talk in their news channels that Rohit spent all his time organizing Beef Festival, protest hanging of Yakub Memon and screening of the Muzzafurnagar movie and never spent any time on research. They write articles that Rohit wanted to be like Carl Sagan but Karl Marx ruined him. These people do not understand that Dalits have to first struggle before they can start doing any meaningful research as they are completely discriminated.
Another innovative attack by Manu Joseph (upper caste convert to Christianity named after Manu, the founder of caste system) suggested that Rohit was suffering from clinical depression and hence committed suicide. He quotes the thoughts of Rohit where he talks about alienation and the accident of his birth as evidence for depression. This joker suggests that instead of taking his life Rohit should have taken psychiatric treatment. He says the film star Deepika Padukone had depression and cured herself through Psychiatric drugs and Rohit should have followed a similar line of treatment. Comparing the rich and famous upper caste Saraswat Brahmin Deepika Padukone with Rohit Vemula should be the height of journalistic stupidity. But such are the journalists in our Manuwadi country.
Rohit Vemula’s suicide has lit the flame of the Ambedkar revolution in India. This is the begging of the end of Manuwadis. We at Dalitnation say ‘Jai Bheem’ aloud as a tribute to the ultimate sacrifice of Rohit Vemula. You will live in our hearts.