Interim VC of Hyderabad University goes on leave, M Perisamy new ac

Hyderabad University on Friday decided to replace the acting Vice Chancellor Vipin Srivastava with immediate affect just before the Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi arrived to join the cable light vigil organised by the students protesting against the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. Also read- Hyderabad University teachers submit mass resignations against Smriti Irani’s … Read more

Rohith suicide case: SC/ST Tribe Teachers’ Forum seek V-C’s resignation

Protests over dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s suicide intensified on Wednesday with Osmania University’s Joint Action Committee calling for ‘Chalo CM Camp office’ on 29 January and Congress party’s MP Hanumantha Rao also joining the agitation in Hyderabad. Amongst the other developments, the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Teachers’ Forum of the University of Hyderabad said its … Read more

Dalit suicide case: Now, students demand a ‘Rohith Act’

A national-level Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice, protesting the suicide of dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula at the University of Hyderabad, has demanded for the enactment of a ‘Rohith Act’, a la ‘Nirbhaya Act’. “We demand that a Rohith Act be introduced and implemented which will ensure legislative protection for students from marginalised … Read more

Post-Rohith, tales emerge of discrimination against dalit students

The tragic story of dalits — specifically, dalit students — doesn’t seem to be ending with the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a research scholar at the University of Hyderabad who committed suicide on 17 January. As Rohith’s friends continue their protest just outside the university campus, they are receiving support from more and more students … Read more

Mutiny in Hyderabad University as 13 more faculty members resign

13 more Hyderabad University faculty members quit on Monday from their administrative posts, protesting against interim VC. This after Vipin Srivastava, the senior most Professor, was made acting in-charge of the university in place of the VC Appa  Rao Podile, who went on indefinite leave. Far from calming down the prevalent tense situation in the campus, … Read more

Deceased dalit scholar’s family rejects ex-gratia money, slams Modi and Irani

The family members of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide in a hostel room, on Saturday rejected the ex-gratia offered to them. They also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, for taking ‘five days to respond.’ Vemula’s mother Radhika, sister Neelima and brother Raju, who visited the campus, demanded … Read more

Rohith Vemula suicide: Everything about Smriti Irani’s role in it is wrong

Apoorv Pathak @apoorva2pathak “When grave injustices exist in a free society few are guilty but all are responsible”. The death of Vemula is a crude reminder of the gruesome reality. It is a reality we all are guilty of perpetuating through our silence on  caste discrimination,our apathy to politics and an increasing mainstreaming of hyper-nationalism and … Read more

Hyderabad University teachers submit mass resignations against Smriti Irani’s ‘lie’

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani’s comments that dalit faculty members of University of Hyderabad (UoH) were also part of the probe team that decided to expel Rohith Vemula and four other dalit scholars has caused an unprecedented upheaval on the campus. Several dalit faculty members have now resigned from their ‘administrative roles’ protesting against what … Read more

Dalit student’s suicide: HRD Minister spoke one lie after another, says Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday threw his weight behind the University of Hyderabad students protesting the suicide by dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula while charging Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani for speaking “one lie after another” on the sensitive issue. While addressing a gathering of students in Hyderabad, Kejriwal demanded immediate resignation of the university Vice-Chancellor … Read more

Dalit student’s suicide: Hyd varsity SC/ST Forum questions Smriti Irani’s ‘facts’

A day after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani tried to put forth her point of view based on “facts” in the Rohith Vemula suicide case, teachers of the University of Hyderabad on Thursday pricked holes in her “facts”, saying that they were “misleading” and “far from truth”. These teachers, belonging to the scheduled castes and … Read more

Dalit student’s suicide: Smriti Irani defends her Ministry writing letters to V-C

Union HRD Minister Smirti Irani on Wednesday defended his ministry writing four letters to the University of Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor to look into a matter of students “personally” last year before the issue snowballed into a major controversy, leading to research scholar Rohith Vemula committing suicide on Sunday. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Irani … Read more

HRD ministry’s letters demanded action against ‘anti-national’ activities in Hyderabad University

In a new revelation that will embarrass the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, it has emerged that her ministry wrote four letters to the University of Hyderabad with the subject of three of them being described as ‘anti-national activities in the Hyderabad University premises.’ The subject of these letters also sought to highlight the alleged … Read more

Those responsible for student’s suicide should be punished: Rahul Gandhi

All the people responsible for putting pressure on a dalit research scholar of University of Hyderabad that forced him to commit suicide “should be punished” and the family of Rohith Vemula should be adequately compensated, demanded Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday. Speaking to a gathering of students of the university in Hyderabad, Gandhi picked “the minister … Read more

Politics intensifies over dalit student’s suicide in Hyderabad

Politics over the suicide of a dalit Ph.D. student in Hyderabad intensified on Tuesday, with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi reaching the city and the BJP-led central government, on the third day of the death, appointing Secretary Anita Agnihotri to ‘investigate’ the death. Elsewhere, the student community in different parts of the country continued to protest … Read more

‘Please serve 10 mg of Sodium Azide to all the Dalit students at the time of admission’

The suicide of Rohith Vemula, a dalit scholar from Hyderabad University, has shaken the collective conscience of the country with condemnation pouring in for the university administration and senior ministers in Narendra Modi’s cabinet. Questions are being asked on the roles of Bandaru Dattatreya and his cabinet colleague Smriti Irani, who holds portfolio of the … Read more

PM Modi’s minister being blamed for Dalit scholar’s ‘cold-blooded murder’

In a tragic incident, a Dalit scholar in University of Hyderabad was forced to commit suicide after allegedly being subjected to go through unbearable insults by the university administration. Rohith Vemula’s body was found hanging in his room on Sunday, after he was expelled allegedly at the behest of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad- the student … Read more