Rohith Vemula victim of RSS’ outdated ideology: Rahul Gandhi at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi: Joining the protest march at Jantar Mantar, which is being held in solidarity with Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged RSS of propagating its outdated ideology and stifling voices that talk about India’s future.

 

"Rohith Vemula talked about the future of India, but RSS doesn't support that, says will crush and kill you if you talk of it," said Rahul Gandhi, while addressing hundreds of students and faculty members of various universities, who marched from Ambedkar Bhawan to Jantar Mantar, to seek justice for the Dalit scholar.

 

"Our universities are being encroached upon,” he told students, which also included those from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, “Rohith's voice was muzzled. We need a law which doesn't let students' voices in colleges and universities be stifled.”

 

He added that the government today in Parliament spoke of its achievements, but there wasn't a single mention about Rohith or the Jat stir. "Entire speech was about the past, this is exactly what RSS propagates — its outdated ideology."

 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also be joining the protest later in the day. “Will go to Jantar Mantar to express solidarity with Rohith's family and to speak to students," he informed via a tweet.