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Dalit Student Life of Social Exclusion

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  Wesly Kumar Even though the Dalits form one fourth of India’s total population they are still in the lower strata in Indian society. The caste sentiments are still rising in the land where Ambedkar relentlessly strived for the abolition of the caste system. We now have instances of discrimination in higher educational institutions. Being …

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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, …

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The death of Anil Meena

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  Anoop Kumar (First published in The Indian Express in March, 2012, we’re reproducing this article on Dalit and Adivasi students’ suicides in India’s premier higher educational institutions to commemorate the death of Senthil Kumar, a student of University of Hyderabad, on 26th February, 2009) Suicides by Dalit and tribal students is a story of …

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The Death of Merit: Failure of India’s Premier Educational Institutions

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Gurinder Singh Azad Is it embedded hatred within elite institutes and their students and faculty against reserved category students, or it is merely coincidence, that of the students committing suicide in the premier institutes of this nation, the number belonging to the reserved category students is much higher? Once again, it is AIIMS that finds …

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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 …