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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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Social Boycott of Dalit Scholars: Locating caste in Modern context

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Agnes Amala While Indians take pride in calming that the Art (15) of our constitution provides for “Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of Birth” yet there is very little evidence of its application across the higher education sector. In fact, five research scholars at University of Hyderabad (UoH), …

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Condemn arbitrary suspension of 5 Dalits students in University of Hyderabad!

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  In an ugly, partisan decision reminiscent of the rustication of 12 Dalit students in the year 2002 (all members of Ambedkar Students’ Association), the University of Hyderabad administration suspended five Dalit student members of Ambedkar Students’ Association (again) yesterday – Dontha Prashanth (Ph.D student in Economics), Rohith Vemula (PhD – Sociology), Sunkanna Velpula (PhD …

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Prof Amartya Sen, Address Caste Discrimination in University of Hyderabad

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  Raju-Venkatesh Solidarity Committee This appeal finds its importance and urgency in the context of Prof.Amartya Sen’s arrival to University of Hyderabad on 19th December 2013; as well as, due to the prolonged student protests and debates against the Vice Chancellor and the administration, at the campus. In the wake of Dalit suicides, systemic failure …