Kasturi writes : Those who think the suicide was simply due to “personal problems” should read the scholar’s letter written to the VC a couple of weeks ago where he asks him to provide ropes in the rooms of all Dalit students to hang themselves. It is Rohith’s immense generosity that in his final suicide letter, he is not bitter against the system that failed him and millions of other Dalits. This does not change the fact that the University failed in the basic duty of care.
18 December 2015
The Vice Chancellor
Subject: Solution for Dalit problem
First, let me praise your dedicated take on the Self-Respect movements of Dalits in HCU campus. When an ABVP president got questioned about his derogatory remarks on Dalits, your kind personal interference into the issue is historic and exemplary. 5 Dalit students are “socially boycotted” from campus spaces. Donald Trump will be a lilliput in front of you. By seeing your commitment, I am tempted to give two suggestions as a token of banality.
1. Please serve 10mg Sodium Azide to all the Dalit students at the time of admission. With direction to use when they feel like reading Ambedkar.
2.Supply a nice rope to the rooms of all Dalit students from your companion, the great Chief Warden.
As we, the scholars, PhD students have already passed that stage and already members of Dalit Self-Respect movement unfortunately, we here are left with no easy exit, it seems.
Hence, I request your highness to make preparations for the facility “EUTHANASIA” for students like me. And I wish you and the campus rest in peace forever.
Vemula R Chakravarti