Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani addressed a press conference over the suicide of 26-year-old Rohith Vemula of the Hyderabad Central University. Dalit research scholar, Vemula was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in the New Research Scholars' Hostel of the University of Hyderabad on Sunday.

He was one of the five Dalit students suspended and expelled from the hostel and was staging a protest on the campus for the past 15 days.

Highlights from Irani's conference: