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Rohith Vemula’s family embraces Buddhism


Mumbai, April 14 (The News)

The mother and brother of Rohith Vemula, the Dalit scholar UN agency committed suicide in Hyderabad, on Th embraced Buddhism here, speech they were currently “truly free from shame”.”If my brother were alive, he would are happy with USA,” younger brother Kamarupan Chaitanya alias Raja Vemula told mediapersons when a short initiation ceremony at Ambedkar Bhavan at Dadar, on the occasion of the one hundred and twenty fifth birth day of Dalit

con B.R. Ambedkar.

“From these days, my mother and that i can begin a life that Rohith perpetually dreamt of. From today, my mother and that i are actually free, free from shame,” he added.The pair was given the ceremonial ‘deeksha’ by Buddhist monks within the presence of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandchild of B.R. Ambedkar UN agency equally born-again to Buddhism beside 600,000 followers in Nagpur in 1956.

At the ceremony, each Radhika and Raja bowed before a portrait of Ambedkar and paid tributes to the staunch opponent of Hindu class structure.”My brother was perpetually a Buddhist at bottom, though he didn’t convert. He took his own life as he was discriminated owing to his Dalit background,” Raja aforementioned. “We performed his last rites in keeping with Buddhist traditions.

“Our mother felt we should always honour Rohith’s memory by grasp Buddhism. we have a tendency to square measure against the class structure in Hinduism and wish freedom from it. Buddhi

ism doesn’t have such oppressive casteism,” Raja aforementioned.Said Prakash Ambedkar of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, a faction of the political party of India: “We determined to prepare the ‘deeksha’ ceremony when the family requested USA.”

Raja recalled Rohit’s love for Buddhism and the way he had highlighted the discrimination of Dalits on the Hyderabad Central University field to its Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao.He attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and central minister Smriti Irani over his brother’s suicide in Gregorian calendar month that triggered nationwide protests.”Why does not Modi build one statement on individuals accountable for his death? He sheds tears for my brother however aforementioned nothing on Appa Rao,” he said, touching on the vice-chancellor of the Hyderabad Central University wherever Rohith hanged himself.


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