Rohith's death: We are all to blame
Written by Teesta Setalvad | Published on: January 19, 2016
Supply Sodium Cynanide and a Rope to every Dalit student-Rohit to the VC a month before he took his life
This letter, dated December 18, 2015 has not been so widely quoted nor has it gone viral. It is a comment on all of us, especially those of us in the media, that we failed to read the warnings or feel the anguish. After all it is since August 2015 that the social boycott and ostracizing of Dalit students, including Rohitjhah was systematically afoot. That is close to five months ago….
India's Not So Hidden Apartheid
Written by Karthikeyan Damodaran | Published on: January 19, 2016
Dalit Students as Victims of Institutional Casteism in India
Re published from http://routesblog.com/2016/01/19/dalit-students-as-victims-of-institutio...
India's unparalleled revolutionary leader B.R.Ambedkar's infamous dictum is 'Educate, Agitate, Organise,' none of which the Indian Brahmanical state wants the 200 million Dalits (former untouchables) to do and this intentional objective of the state was exemplified in the death of an young Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula of University of Hyderabad who aspired to become a scientist like Carl Sagan....
A letter that should shake our world: Dalit scholar suicide triggers outrage
Published on: January 18, 2016
Rohith (right) carrying a poster of Ambedkar along with other belongings, after his suspension
Rohith Vemula will live on
Anguished and shocked at Rohith's death, expelled students vow to continue the protest with support of others
Nationwide protests will take place following the suicide by Vemula Rohith, a Dalit student at the university of Hyderabad (UoH) on the evening of Sunday, January 17. The first protest, spontaneous and angry, took place at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) late night, about 9.30 p.m. on Sunday January 17, 2016 itself. Vemula Rohith left a poignant suicide note before he took his life by hanging himself in the room of a colleague-friend in Hyderabad.....
Campus Outrage: Dalit scholar suicide triggers protests across cities
Text and context: How a 16-month-old video clip is today's 'breaking news'
Written by Javed Anand | Published on: January 18, 2016
Looking for some reference material on the subject, I did a Google search this morning on 'Islam and women'. To my shock and horror the 'lead' news headline that leapt out of page 1 was this: "Allah allows Muslims to rape non-Muslim women in order to humiliate them, claims Islamic professor". Source of the News? Zee News....