Dalit students demand removal of illegal places of worship in Osmania

 

Ravi Chandran

Osmania University is a hotbed of Dalit politics. OU was a bastion of the upper caste middle classes in the 60s and 70s, but since the late 80s, the upper caste student population has drastically come down. After Mandal, the representation of SC/ST/OBCs has gone up to a majority in the university.

It is also in Osmania that Narakasura Jayanthi was observed last year, on Deepavali, and for the first time, a Beef Festival was successfully organized a few months ago. Now the students have started to question the so-called secular nature of the university.

[Please note, the conversations in the video are in Telugu]

 

 

 

Mr. Stalin and B.Salaiah, both students in OU, filed an RTI application with the Osmania University administration enquiring about the religious places sanctioned in the campus. The administration replied stating, that there are 15 Temples and 10 mosques in the University grounds. It also noted that no land was allotted to any religious places, expect to one mosque.

 

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Hazardous sanitation work claims two more lives in Chennai

Two more people died today in the sewers trying to keep Chennai clean. How many more sanitation workers will have to give up their lives before our cities make their working conditions more human and safe? M. Narayanan, Editor of Paadam, writes about the tragedy. 

M. Narayanan

Today, two people lost their lives in the manhole in Thiru Vi Ka nagar, near Perambur, due to willful contempt of the court's orders by the highest in the Government.

You all know about the constant reminders being sent to the Metrowater Managing Director, who incidentally is the Chairperson of the 14-member High court appointed committee in which I am also a member. Even 5 days ago, on 20th september, I sent a follow up letter to the MD of Metrowater, mentioning about the willful disobedience of the High Court order by them. .

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Caste Discrimination in Higher Educational Institutions: A public lecture by Prof. Mungekar

United Dalit Students' Forum (UDSF),

JNU

Invites You To

'Caste Discrimination in Higher Educational Institutions'

A public lecture by Prof. B. L. Mungekar

&

Screening of 'The Death of Merit'

(A Documentary on Dalit Students' Suicides in Higher Educational Institutions) 

Date : 26 September, 2012 (Wed)

Time : 5 pm

Venue : SSS –I Committee Room, JNU

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Return of Bali -- Resurgent Fete

[Via Prashant Kamla]

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Dalits win their rights in Monjanur

Joshua Isaac

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On 21 September, 2012, Dalits of Monjanur village, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, retrieved their right to burial grounds that had been been denied to them for past several years by caste hindus.

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80 years of Poona Pact

[Via Maheshwar Raj]

All India Confederation of SC / ST Organizations

Headed by Dr. Udit Raj, National Chairman

and

K. Maheshwar Raj, A.P., State President

Invites One and All to the

Brain Storming Session

On 24.09.2012 @ 05 : 00 P.M

@ Press Club, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Meeting to support Dalit students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College

Meeting to support our students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, and to demand implementation of Prof Mungekar's Report, at 4.00 p.m., on 22nd September, Saturday, at Sutluj Hostel Mess, JNU

(Message from Anoop Kumar, Insight Foundation)

Dear Friends,

I am writing this note regarding enormous caste discrimination faced by Dalit & Adivasi medical students at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), New Delhi.

As some of you might be aware that on 6th September, the National Commission of Scheduled Caste (NCSC) has come out with Prof. Mungekar Committee report on the medical college that clearly depicts the level of caste discrimination faced by our students at VMMC.

Our students have been deliberately failed so much so that many of them have to leave the course in between.Since last three years some of the Dalit students from VMMC led by Manish Kumar have been fighting against the discrimination both in and outside the campus.

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