Condemning Caste Discrimination in Higher Education Centres that led to Rohith’s Untimely Death – Students of Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

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Guest Post by Students of Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

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( A protest meeting on Rohith Vemula was organised in Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University on 28 th January. Find pasted below a brief report of the meeting followed by the statement which was read and passed in the meeting.)

We, the students of Delhi School of Economics organised a protest meeting in solidarity with the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice, University of Hyderabad. It was joined in by students from other departments of the university as well.

The discussion revolved around the presence of caste based discrimination within university campuses and the deadly silence on the matter. It was recognised that Rohith’s investment in progressive politics was crucial in him and others in Ambedkar Students Association being victimised. And the present gathering affirmed its investment in that politics and striving for the kind of change Rohith also aspired…

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One thought on “Condemning Caste Discrimination in Higher Education Centres that led to Rohith’s Untimely Death – Students of Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

  1. Hi ,I truly acknowledge your views,if we remember what Ambedkar said to villages are true to our higher education institutions at present ,it is den of ignorance,narrow mindedness and communalism no govt higher institution is without harassment ,right from entry to the receipt of our certificates we are subject to the institutions whims and fancies .Quality research is always a dream for India it will never be realised unless the mentality of the scholars change .It is the institutions’ responsibility to safeguard the students ,, will Rohit’s death bring a change?it has to bring a change among student community, a life is much more important than any kind of harassment one Ambedkar stood against all odds he proved himself the best of all, he paved way for himself and also for others .Now the student community has to become strong to take care of their lives.

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