Smriti Irani vindicated, Rohith Vemula was a victim of his unhappiness

New Delhi: BJP leader Smriti Irani has all the reason to smile because a one-man committee appointed by the HRD ministry has concluded that Rohith Vemula was neither a Schedule caste nor was he upset over the action taken by the university against him. There was also no pressure from the then HRD minister Smriti Irani nor BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya.

The report says that Rohith was disturbed because of his own personal reasons. He was frustrated because of his own reasons and the university and the minister had nothing to do with it. 

"His suicide note is on the record which shows that Rohith Vemula had his own problems and was not happy with worldly affairs," the report said. "He was frustrated for the reasons best known to him...He also wrote that he was all alone from childhood and was an unappreciated man. This also indicates his frustration. He did not blame anybody for his suicide," said the report of the one-man judicial commission under former Allahabad high court judge Justice A K Roopanwal, set up by the HRD ministry.

The report categorically gave a clean chit to HRD minister Smriti Irani and BJP leader Bandaru Dattareya.

"If he would have been angry with the decision of the university, certainly either he would have written in specific words or would have indicated in this regard. But he did not do the same. It shows that the circumstances prevailing in the university at that time were not the reasons for committing the suicide," the report said.