Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and Hyderabad University Vice Chancellor were on Monday named in an FIR over the alleged suicide of a Dalit student, triggering massive protests and demands for their removal from their posts. The issue also took a political turn with allegations that the extreme action was a result of discrimination against Dalit students at the behest of Dattatreya, who had written a letter to Human Resource Devlopment Minister Smriti Irani, seeking action against ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Taking a jibe at the Modi government, former minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said policies like ‘Make in India’ and hatred cannot go together as he asserted that “outrageous” statements against minorities by ruling party members only undermine the country’s soft power. To attract foreign direct investment, which is key to the construction and modernisation of the infrastructure sector and manufacturing, the Congress MP stressed on the need to ...Rediff.com, 21 hours ago
Growing up in an SC colony in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Raja Chaitanya Kumar Vemula would often interrupt his mother at her tailoring machine and demand to know why he had to go to a government school when his elder brother Rohith, or Babji as he was addressed ...Open Magazine, 1 week ago
Terming as “insulting” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks over suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, agitating students of Hyderabad Central University on Saturday vowed to step up their stir and said the PM’s inaction” reflected his “political interests”. The students rejected an appeal by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha who, on a visit to the city, asked them to call off their agitation and assured them of ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
We need to question ourselves if we are to be implicated as well in the institutional murder of Rohith and many other Rohiths, if not bodily but in spirit, because of our complicity in naturalising this elitist, exclusionary, discriminatory-to-the-core conception of education, says Kishalaya Mukhopadhyay. Image: The mother of Rohith Vemula (inset), a doctorate student at the Hyderabad Central University who was found hanging in a hostel room, speaks to the media. Photograph: PTI Photo. Nobody ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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