Prime Minister Modi has commented for the first time on the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula at the University of Hyderabad.
Speaking at the convocation for students of the Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, he said, “A mother has lost her son, I feel the pain.”
A young son of my country, Rohith, was compelled to commit suicide, what his family must have gone through, I can feel the pain,” he said.
Reasons [behind the suicide] and politics [on the issue] may have their own place but the fact remains that a mother has lost her son.
Earlier, some students had shouted “Modi, go back. We are ashamed of you,” at the venue.