Subaltern Response to the Brahminic Trap: EFL- U Election Context

(The Struggle Committee for the Abolition of Lyngdoh Committee Recommendations in English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, puts forward its response to the postponement of elections in the university. Kotesh Devulapally has composed it)

We condemn both the postponement along with the entire election process right from the constitution of the EC to the announcement of the Elections for its unconstitutional, anti-people and anarchic nature. On the whole, this is all a high drama of the administration in complicity with some over-enthusiastic student puppets who wasted the most valuable academic time of the students on the campus by inviting the elections (that have  been announced with date of results scheduled just 5 days before the start of semester end exams), in the most hasty manner without even following the minimum formal proceedings of the institutional democracy nor the constitutional norms in their attempt to legitimize their illegal and undemocratic actions with the intention of shutting down completely every possible voice raised against them.

But the joint struggle of TSA, TVV and BSF who work with the spirit of Indian constitution and social democratic principles proved it otherwise, by unveiling their masks. Some so-called progressive student organizations in EFLU, who paid little attention to the question of violation of rights (constitutional rights, democratic rights and social justice) involved in the elections and whose manifesto was based on the fascist Lyngdoh recommendations, and which represent the joint interests of the foreign investors and the local Indian Brahminical social order in the modern educational institutions and consequently in the larger society, have now started expressing their utter 'disappointment', 'outrage' and condemnation on postponement alone without condemning the atrocious Lyngdoh, as if some huge disaster has fallen on EFLU or they missed some bumper lucky draw with the administration's decision of the election postponement. 

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Dalit Graduation Celebration at Cheyur, Kanchi district

Dalit Graduation Celebration

10th November, 2012, at Cheyyur, Kanchi District

[Via Paulraj Dayanandan]

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THUDI has organized four Dalit Graduation Celebrations since 2009. More than 500 people from all over India gathered at Chennai to felicitate 100 first generation college graduates and 200 school students and honor five outstanding Dalit achievers. Right Livelihood Award recipient Dr. Ruth Manorama was the chief guest and Ms. Florence Maduro who walked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on their 1963 March on Washington was the honored guest. LEADS of Loyola College joined THUDI to organize the second Dalit Graduation Celebration on 23rd January 2012. About 200 Dalit graduates from ten universities were honored by a galaxy of prominent leaders including the Minister and Secretary of the Adi Dravidar & Tribal Welfare Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu. A seminar on education was held. 15 Dalit achievers were honored for their contributions to education, social service, human rights, journalism, arts, music, law and entrepreneurship.

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The Political Institutionalised: An Approach to the Study of the State

Talk on 'The Political Institutionalised: An Approach to the Study of the State in India'

By Prof. G. Aloysius

On October 31st, Wednesday, 

3:00 p.m.,

Classroom #2, First floor, NAB, EFL-University, Hyderabad

Department of Cultural Studies, EFL University

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3D STEREO CASTE

[Via buddhaneversleeps]

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'3D STEREO CASTE' is a documentary series by A S Ajith Kumar that would try to capture caste in the music sphere. The attempt would be to understand how caste plays a key role in determining the practices in music, defining and classifying music styles and in determining music making, performance and listening habits in music and how musicians experience caste.

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Panchami Land Retrieval- Direct action by Liberation Panthers

Joshua Isaac

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As part of 'Panchami Land Retrieval Movement' planned all over Tamil Nadu, announced by our leader Annan Thol.Thirumavalavan on John Thomas - Ezhumalai (Land retrieval struggle martyrs) rememberance day, Panchami Land Retrieval protest & direct action was carried out at Maraimalai Nagar, Kanchipuram district regarding the 36 acres identified in that area.

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Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra

All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch

The violent nexus of caste and patriarchy has once again raised its hood in the form of increasing sexual violence against Dalit women in Haryana. Abused and broken, the survivors are still waiting for justice. The rest of India shamelessly continues to debate whether this is a caste issue? A gender issue? A moral issue? A chowmein issue? A political issue?

Clearly something has gone horribly wrong in our human consciousness if we as a country remain silent to such horrifying acts of violence committed against our young women.

While the legal battles and quest for justice will continue for the survivors and their families -­ All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch with associates and friends have planned to organize a State level Karwan in Haryana to build pressure on authorities to enforce the law and protect Dalit women.

Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra will commence on Nov.1, 2012 in front of Dr. B.R Ambedkar statue in Panipat, Haryana.

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Protest against Caste Discrimination in Educational Institutions

Protest against Caste Discrimination in Educational Institutions in New Delhi on 

11:30 am, 19th October, 2012 (Friday),

at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

The Commission [NCSC] should initiate Legal action, including the suspension from job, permissible under the law, including the prevention of Atrocities Against the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes,1989, against Dr. V.K. Sharma ,former Principal ; Dr. Shobha Das, HoD of Physiology; Dr. Jayashree Bhattachrjee, the present principal; and Dr. Raj Kapoor, Professor of Physiology and a Liaison Officer for resorting to caste based discrimination and neglecting of the duties assigned to them, not by omission, but by commissions

[Prof Mungekar Committee Report on caste discrimination in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi, P 18]

Dear Friends,

We all are aware of how the educational institutions have been discriminating the reserved category students, deliberately failing them in different subjects for years together. In recent past many such cases have been in highlight due to the strong resistance shown by the students against such discriminatory practices in their institutions like AIIMS, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, MAMC, KGMC (Lucknow), IITs, JNU etc.

In all such cases, it is seen that most of the times our students are being repeatedly failed by just 1 or 2 marks in some specific subjects for years and thus breaking their morale and branding them as "inferior"/ "incapable" forever.

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