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Necessity of representation: a Tribal woman vice chancellor in India

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Swapnil Dhanraj When was the last time India celebrated a success story of a woman coming from a Tribal community in Indian academia? If we think about the manner in which Indian education system has dealt with the issues of Dalits, Tribals and other marginalised communities, it appears that those issues have been represented and …

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National SC Commission reprimands EFLU Administration: VC summoned to Delhi

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  DABMSA EC April 19, 2016. Today, members of the EFL University administration responded to the summons by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Koonal Duggal and other students from EFLU and members of the administration – the Registrar, the Deputy Proctor, the Anti-discrimination Officer and the Dean of Students’ Welfare – deposed before Smt. …

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‘What kind of a country treats its students in this manner?’

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  Press Statement by Independent Fact Finding Team which visited University of Hyderabad Hyderabad March 26, 2016. Brute force by police and state apparatus was the only way by which the administration sought to restore in office, the Vice Chancellor, Appa Rao, the prime accused of being responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Violent …

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NCDHR calls for immediate action on the brutal attack on HCU

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  NCDHR The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) condemns the brutal crackdown on students and teachers of the University of Hyderabad. The crackdown was on protestors in the University Campus. In January 2016, a research scholar, Rohith Vemula committed suicide after this scholarship was stopped and he was thrown out of the hostel …

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The Story of Discrimination against a Dalit in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

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  Round Table India Creating a No-Response Zone: The Story of Discrimination against a Dalit in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Note received from the victim’s wife)  Sir, We are a dalit family and we strongly feel discriminated and marginalized by the department of education under the administration of Union Territory of …

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In the Land of Fair and Foul, where Sunaina Singh is the Honourable Mata

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 Asura This is a response to the article written by the pseudo author Pravin Patel, Assistant Professor of Banaras Hindu University and the stooges of the EFL Administration that he represents,  on 27-10-2015 in the OpEdNews blog (http://www.opednews.com/articles/Fair-is-Foul-and-Foul-is-by-Pravin-Patel-Integrity_People_People_Politics-151027-437.html) Dear Sir, It is in regard to your letter that I have been moved to respond. I firmly believe …

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SS inc.: Tales of Fascist Horror from EFLU

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  [Via EFLU Students for Justice] The struggle against Vice Chancellor Sunaina Singh (henceforth referred to as SS) and her entirely arbitrary decision to rusticate three students for allegedly breaking a glass door during a protest against the closure of the 24 hour reading room has now entered its third week. This has been a …

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Life was beautiful, but…

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  A Dalit Student Ends his Life in University of Hyderabad Campus Chapparban Sajaudeen Nijamodeen (Shuja) Date: 24/11/2013 ‘Suicides on the campus are a failure of the system and steps that have been suggested in order to address the serious issues of the student community need our immediate attention’ ~ Registrar, University of Hyderabad. Mr. …

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Countering Academic Questions through Policing in EFLU

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  Thahir Jamal KM On 29th of April, the whole non-teaching staff along with some students started agitations in front of the administrative block demanding compensation for the deceased contract employee, who fell down from the fourth floor of the academic block of EFLU. All of a sudden, around 200 armed policemen rushed into the …