A day after students gathered at the main administrative building of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, seeking to submit a letter containing their demands to the director, the IIT on Saturday issued a statement providing information on the internal committee set up to investigate the alleged suicide of 18-year-old student Darshan Solanki.
This comes amid the Parliamentary standing committee for welfare of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe calling a meeting with representatives from the Union education ministry and IIT, Bombay, next Wednesday in Delhi.
The statement issued on Saturday is essentially an email by Director Subhasis Chaudhuri, sent to all students. The director wrote that Professor Nand Kishore, who till recently was the institute’s chief vigilance officer, and is experienced in such matters, will head the internal probe committee. He also shared information about other members of the committee.
This comes after the students demanded that a public announcement be made about the committee.
Meanwhile, responding to an appeal by Darshan Solanki’s father Rameshbhai to hold candlelight marches on Sunday demanding justice for his son, IIT Bombay students have decided to hold a vigil inside the campus on Sunday evening.
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