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Are IITs safe for Dalit Students?

Aniket Ambhore

The Ambedkar Periyar Phule Study Circle (APPSC), IIT Bombay Aniket Ambhore, a student of electrical engineering, had fallen to his death from the sixth floor of hostel 13 on September 4, 2014. An SC student, he was alleged to have committed suicide. After his parents wrote to the IIT director, a three-member committee was set …

Atrocities

NHRC seeks report on extra-judicial killings in Manipur

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the secretary, ministry of home affairs of the government of India, district magistrate and district superintendent of police of Ukhrul district of North East Indian state Manipur asking for a report on the alleged torture and the extrajudicial killing of three indigenous Meitei people in a …

Atrocities

Attacks on Dalits in Kalappatti

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Findings of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Team that visited Kalapatti village, Tamil Nadu, in May 2004  1. Caste Discrimination and Untouchability practices Kalapatti is a village which is located in the Coimbatore district under the Kovilpalayam police station limits. It is 14 km from the Coimbatore-Avinashi road. This village consists of nearly 2000 families …

Atrocities

Lynching of Dalits at Jhajjar, Haryana- 2

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Report of the Left parties delegation to Duleena, Jhajjar district, Haryana on October 17, 2002, in protest against Dalit lynching atrocity. Following the report of the killings of five dalits, namely Sri Dayachand, Sri Virendra, Sri Tota Ram, Sri Raju and Sri Kailash between 9 and 10pm on October 15, in the police chowki of …

Atrocities

Police Atrocities on Adivasis of Saranda Forest: A Fact Sheet

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2 Oct 2011 The ‘Saranda’ literally means a forest of seven hundred small hills is also known as the largest Sal Forest in Asia, situated in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Approximately, 10,000 Adivasi families with the population of 1 lakh 25 thousand Adivasis live in the forest. The Adivasis depend on agriculture, forest produces …