The commission reportedly needs more time to examine the voluminous representations received from stakeholders

Vemula case Inquiry Commission to submit report by August 1
news Rohith Vemula Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 13:30

The one-man commission of Inquiry constituted by the HRD ministry to look into the circumstances of Rohith Vemula's death at the Hyderabad Central University has granted a three-month extension. It is now required to busmit its report by August 1, this year.

The HRD ministry has issued a notification in this regard.

The suicide by Vemula had triggered a huge political storm with opposition parties launching a massive attack on the Union Government over the issue.

According to official sources, the Justice (retd) Ashok Kumar Roopanwal commission needs three months more to conclusively examine the voluminous representations received from the stakeholders.

Consequently, the ministry has extended the tenure of the Commission till August 1, 2016.

Earlier, following Vemula's death, which also triggered a massive political storm, the Ministry had in January this year decided to constitute a Judicial Commission to review the entire sequence of events and the circumstances and to establish the facts and correctives in the context of the University.

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