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Award wapsi by Ashok Vajpeyi

Award wapsi by Ashok Vajpeyi
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Noted writer Ashok Vajpeyi has decided to return the D Lit given to him by University of Hyderabad (UoH) in protest against the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula. 

New Delhi: Noted writer Ashok Vajpeyi has decided to return the D Lit given to him by University of Hyderabad (UoH) in protest against the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula.

“A dalit student, Rohith Vemula, who wanted to be a writer, was driven to commit suicide due to anti-dalit and intolerance of dissent shown.

I have decided to return the award in protest against university authorities, (who were) presumably acting under political pressure,” Vajpeyi said.

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