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The Students’ Struggles of Hyderabad Central University: Emergence of Dalit students’ Politics

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Prof. P. Kesava Kumar In recent times, the privileged public sphere named University has occupied the centre stage of Indian politics. University is often viewed as an active place of learning by holding together the diverse social and political communities. It is not only a centre for catering knowledge, it also produces knowledge. Needless to …


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 …


Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding Team on UoH

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  Title of the Case: Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding (FF) team into the Campus Violence on 22nd March, 2016 at the Hyderabad Central University Date of the Fact Finding: March 24th – 25th 2016 Members of the Fact Finding Team: Henri Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders Alert, India, Tara Rao, Amnesty Intl, …


From Victimhood to Power: Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra at Hyderabad

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  Pradnya Jadhav Dalit women’s battle to survive with dignity and security is extremely challenging. Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra has been initiated by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) as an attempt to bring to the notice the realities of Dalit women; it is a quest for justice. It is a broad set of …


The Killing Fields of Academia

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  N. Sukumar & Shailaja To those children whoIn coal mines, soot, and ash,Furnaces and masonry…….Bathe in the dust of sand, lime and cement,And carry the stinking leather from the bone mill;AndIn the modern social order—-In hotels, schools, hostelsAnd in the abode of the pseudo-religiousBecome a victim of abuse,And under the shadow ofPain, misery, vulnerability, …


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 …


AIIMS: A Death Trap for Aspiring Reserved Category Students

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Gurinder Singh Azad [Gurinder Singh Azad, of the Dalit & Adivasi Students’ Portal, was involved in the Death of Merit campaign against caste discrimination and suicides of Dalit, Adivasi students in India’s premier educational institutions. The tragic death of Anil Kumar Meena, a tribal student from a marginalized background, in AIIMS brings back memories of …