Hyderabad : Next week, Hyderabad University will hit a sombre milestone: the second death anniversary of 26-year-old Dalit student Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide on campus after alleging that he was being persecuted by university officials on account of his caste.
As Vemula’s friends plan to commemorate his death, the sprawling campus is witnessing a new rotation of caste tension between Dalits and the ABVP, the student party that is affiliated to the BJP and which clashed physically with Vemula ahead of his suicide.
What has pulled the trigger on the new unease is a Facebook post from two months ago that abuses K Laxminarayana, a professor in the school of economics who is a Dalit.
"Bastard Laxminarayana now preaching what is saffronisation. He even don’t know basics of Economics and now preaching about Saffronisation. He has became professor