Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother to embrace Buddhism in Mumbai today


Mumbai: The mother and brother of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide at Hyderabad Central University in January, will be embracing Buddhism on Thursday.

Notably, today is the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the Dalit icon and the principal architect of the Indian Constitution.

According to Babasaheb Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar, who is a former MP, Rohith’s mother and brother will be given “deeksha” by Buddhist monks.

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