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Exiling Intellectuals: From HCU to JNU

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N Sukumar & Shailaja Menon In 1962, Paulo Freire created culture circles in Northeastern Brazil to support 300 sugarcane workers to teach each other how to read the word and their world in 45 days, which enabled them to register to vote. These Culture Circles that began with Sugar Cane workers, catalyzed thousands more. Each …

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Hunger Strike by HCU Suspended Professors and Supporters

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  [Via Karthik Bittu Kondaiah] Day 4. Update: The suspension of Prof. K.Y.Ratnam and Dr. Tathagata has been revoked.   The teachers of the University of Hyderabad intensified their struggle on the fourth day of the hunger strike by Dr. K.Y. Ratnam and Dr. Tathagata Sengupta by conducting a dharna in front of the University administrative …

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UoH SC/ST Faculty Forum’s Reply to VC’s Response to their Resignations

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  UoH SC/ST Faculty Forum Press Release from the SC/ST Faculty Forum in Reply to VC’s Response to Resignations from SC/ST faculty We reiterate our collective decision to resign from administrative positions for the following reasons:  The Forum represents the collective will of the community. Its decision is not reducible to individual members of the …

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Dontha Prashanth: It is Appa Rao who is anti-national!

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  This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Dontha Prashanth at Velivada in the University of Hyderabad campus after his release from jail on March 29, 2016; it was transcribed by Vinay Shende. The speech has been captured in two videos: Prashanth‘s speech starts at around the 26:15 minute in the first video, and …

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Prof Ratnam: Appa Rao has no moral right to be on the campus!

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  This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Prof K Y Ratnam at Velivada in the University of Hyderabad campus after his release from jail yesterday; it was transcribed by Vinay Shende. Prof Ratnam’s speech starts at around the 17th minute of the video which can be found here. Any discrepancies or errors …

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Open Letter to UoH Faculty: Which Side Are You? With the Oppressed or the Oppressor?

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Murali Ramathoti Two professors and 27 students were abducted forcibly by Telangana Police from Hyderabad Central University on 22nd of March, 2016. Police had beaten students brutally in a lupine laathi charge and almost hundreds of students were hospitalized on the same day. Entire University was under police occupation for four days from 22nd. And …

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Prof. K.Y. Ratnam – a true Ambedkarite framed on false charges

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  Agnes Amala (This note was written before the release of the 27 students and 2 teachers on bail. Round Table India shall continue to document all the courageous voices, of students and teachers alike, from UoH. We express great happiness at the release of the students and teachers, and also our continued support to …

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Who gave Appa Rao the confidence to violate all constitutional & legal norms?

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  Bahujan Students Front Our Bahujan brother, Kathi Anil Kumar, a senior member of the Bahujan Students’ Front, HCU, currently a project fellow in HCU was severely beaten up on 22.03.2016.  {youtube}HZWwT7Wmej0{/youtube}  In this video, Anl talks of the March 22nd protest and his experience of police violence “They dragged me and pushed me out …

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Over 300 academicians, activists, artists and writers condemn the state violence and unlawful detention of faculty and student protesters of the University of Hyderabad

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Justice for HCU We, academicians, activists, artists and writers, condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on and unlawful detention of peacefully protesting faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad by the University administration and the police. We also condemn the restriction of access to basic necessities such as water and food on campus. The students …