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Even a Rohith Vemula is not enough for India to acknowledge the scale of misery its students face in a country that places high premium on excelling at all cost.
Bihar minister Sanjay Jha says lockdown guidelines forbid inter-state travel, and other states’ moves signify different rules for different states.
While Bihar Chief Minister has strongly objected to the UP government’s decision, the opposition is calling Nitish Kumar helpless.
Uttar Pradesh sent 300 buses to Rajasthan’s coaching hub to evacuate students, but Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who refused to take back students, has cried foul.
Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot also said that pointing fingers at the previous BJP govt would not serve any purpose, and the Congress govt needed to fix accountability.
The National Human Rights Commission has asked the chief secretary of Rajasthan to submit a detailed report on the steps being taken to address the issue within 4 weeks.
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Families accuse doctors of negligence, but Kota's JK Lon Hospital blames the large number of referral cases it gets — "all patients reached us in a very critical situation".
Hospital authority said the deaths were due to low birth weight. On 23-24 Dec, 10 children had died in the govt-run hospital in 48 hours, triggering criticism.
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