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On ‘Jai Bhim’: How can individuals be seen as beacons of hope?

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  Anshul Kumar “The assertion by the individual of his own opinions and beliefs, his own independence and interest as over against group standards, group authority and group interests is the beginning of all reform. But whether the reform will continue depends upon what scope the group affords for such individual assertion. If the group is tolerant and …

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Discipline and Punish: A History of Impalement in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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  Umar Nizar The brutal murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son Beniks in police custody in Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu invokes the Nirbhaya case in its brutality, the only difference in this case being that the perpetrators were policemen. The atrocious and horrific nature of the torture and the brutalities inflicted upon the victims …

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From Farm to Food: Distress of a Haryana–based Farmer during Coronavirus Lockdown

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Lochan Sharma & Manish Kumar Sharma COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus, spreading primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes and is not an air borne disease, clarified WHO recently. On March 11, 2020, ‘deeply concerned’ World Health Organization (WHO) declared …

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COVID-19: Fallacies about Social Distancing

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Istikhar & Lochan India is a myth-dominant country. Different phases of life: birth, marriage, diseases, death go through the prism of myths portraying true colours of this country. These myths tend to be deadlier than a disease. Similar is the conditioning of social distancing in the times of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Although the virus was …

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Soni Sori: ‘The State is Lawless’

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  Soni Sori, a human rights defender and an Adivasi school teacher from Chhattisgarh, was in Mumbai recently to talk at an event organized to commemorate Justice (retired) Suresh Hosbet’s 25 years of contribution to human rights struggle in India post his retirement. This event was orgainsed by Majlis, a women’s rights organization in collaboration with …

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‘The police acted as Appa Rao’s personal security guards’

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  Muhammad Ali Jauhar Turbulent protests followed after the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula, a bright Dalit research scholar in the University of Hyderabad. The university gained normalcy when the VC, who was the primary culprit in Rohith’s death, had no other option than to leave. Another VC was appointed, but he also had to …

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DUTA (Delhi University Teachers Association) Press Statement on Hyderabad Central University Crisis 24.3.2016

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Delhi University Teachers Association (DUTA) The DUTA strongly condemns the the police crackdown on students and teachers of Hyderabad Central University and demands the immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile. The VC and his team of administrators are yet again responsible for unleashing a series of extremely unfortunate events that have led to …

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Statement by Concerned Faculty from The English and Foreign Languages University on the police crackdown at HCU

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  Concerned Faculty From EFLU We, the concerned faculty from The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, strongly condemn the police brutality at the University of Hyderabad on 22nd March 2016, after the return of Prof. Appa Rao Podile, the Vice-Chancellor accused of abetting the suicide of the Dalit Research Scholar Rohith Vemula. As an academic …

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UoH Alumni Open Letter against the institutional murder of Rohith Vemula, the return of Dr. Appa Rao as UoH’s VC, and the brutal display of state violence in campus

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UoH Alumni As alumni of the University of Hyderabad, we observed with dismay the return of Dr. Appa Rao Podile as the Vice-Chancellor of University of Hyderabad (UoH) on March 22. We strongly condemn this provocation that led to the police brutality on campus. The shutdown of the university which has followed is unacceptable and …