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The “Cultures of Violence” in CSSSC, Kolkata

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Koonal Duggal I am writing this public note in the light of a recent incident of casteism that I, along with others, have faced from the organisers of the Cultural Studies Workshop at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (CSSSC henceforth). The call for participation in the workshop titled ‘Cultures of Violence’ highlighted …

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Biased media ignores persecution of Adivasi students in RIMS, Ranchi

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  A student from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, writes: On the night of Saraswati Puja visarjan, in the absence of a majority of students, some unsocial elements belonging to the general category pasted a few posters containing abusive language against the ST phylum (a medical term, derogatorily used for people) directed against their …

Policy

Non-Implementation of Reservation policy in University of Hyderabad: A Report

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  Report on Non-Implementation of Reservation policy inUniversity of Hyderabad (A case study of 2011-12 Admissions) ~ Ambedkar Students’ Association [Via Arun Asokan] Non-Implementation of Reservation Policy in P.G Courses for the year 2011-12  University of Hyderabad has a clear-cut policy of ‘no cut-off marks‘ for admission into P.G Courses, which means that the seats …

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UGC NET 2012 results are completely caste biased

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Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes ~ {youtube}eK84uxRGldY{/youtube} ~ Students from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi and SIO committee members are saying that UGC NET results of 2012 have forcibly denied JRF to eligible SC/ST/OBC students. The cut-off marks for different categories in various subjects are revealing. In almost 14 subjects, the cut-off marks for OBCs are …

Features

Let’s skim the upper caste creamy layer

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(This is the second part of the article ‘The compulsive need to oppose reservations’, continued from here) Kuffir What does Pratap Bhanu Mehta really want? He wants ‘alternative paradigms‘ other than caste based reservations to be considered. Why? To build a sense of ‘common citizenship’. His worry is ‘we are also about to do that to …

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Discussion on ‘Caste discrimination in Delhi University admissions’

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Via Ratnesh Kumar Insight Foundation in collaboration with Academic Forum for Social Justice invites you for a discussion on “Caste discrimination in Delhi University admissions” Date: 19th August 2012 (Sunday) Time: 9am to 1pm Venue: Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

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Mockery of Reservation at the University of Delhi

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Academic Forum for Social Justice The University of Delhi is a fully funded Central University established under an Act of Parliament. As per the provisions of the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act of 2006 (CEI Act), the University should reserve its seats as follows: 15% for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, and …

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike (from 11.00 am, 30th July, 2012) for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation in Delhi University  [Via Hany Babu] In the garb of protecting seats reserved for SC/ST from fraudulent certificates, and providing free registration forms, which is freely available to the general candidates online, the DU Administration has instituted …