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What is actually happening in University of Hyderabad

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  R Ravi Kumar Dear friends, Hope by now you came to know of the unfortunate incident that took place in the University of Hyderabad. We shall not see this incident in isolation. Let me explain you in brief what triggered the series of events in HCU. The Ambedkar Students Association started their agitation against …

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Dalit women brutally attacked, sexually assaulted in Naraina, Bihar

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— Write to the NHRC, stand up for the Dalit women of Naraina (With inputs from Karthik Navayan and R.Ravi Kumar of the National Dalit Forum)  On 9th December, 2011, around 9 in the morning, Manju Devi of Naraina village, Khagaria district, Bihar, received word that some upper caste men had encroached upon her farm and …

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Accrued Social Capital over Individual Merit

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  R. Ravi Kumar The debate on merit has once again come to the forefront with the movie ‘Aarakshan’. From various press clippings and debates on the movie one can come to the conclusion that the ‘Aarakshan’ team is much worried about the victimization of merit due to reservations for the disadvantaged groups. Though there …

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The ‘Death of Merit’ and a debate on caste discrimination in educational institutions

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[ A Round Table India report ] Hyderabad, Aug, 07, 2011: The National Dalit Forum organized a screening of the ‘Death of Merit’ documentaries by the Insight Foundation, followed by a discussion on the suicides of Dalit students in institutions of higher education and on caste discrimination in campuses, today in the morning at Dr. …