Dalit unrest on campuses

January 25, 2016 04:04 am | Updated December 04, 2021 11:00 pm IST

Indian campuses are witnessing unusual caste flare-ups, highlighted by the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad. The Hindu examines how caste fault lines are muddying higher education, and the government’s ill-crafted budget cuts and erratic decision-making are adding to the grievances of a generation.

 

>Part 1: Shackled by budget cuts for education sector

Recent budget cuts in education sector have put universities under financial stress.

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>Part 2: Grim shadow of caste over educational institutions in TN

The prejudice against Dalits continues in various forms right from schools in Tamil Nadu.

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>Part 3: Dalit activism is now a reality across campuses in India

The student outfits see ABVP as adversary, but they do not toe the line of the Left either.

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>Part 4: ‘Delaying scholarship for Dalits is also discrimination’

The future of SC, ST students is uncertain as the government does not release the financial aid in time.

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>Part 5: Discrimination at every step

Marginalised communities are subjected to discrimination in admission, academic evaluation

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>Part 6: At AIIMS, integration begins at the start itself

‘There is no question of allowing any form of isolation based on caste/religion’.

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