Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicRohith Vemula

Topic: Rohith Vemula

Satish Deshpande on ‘critical injuries’ to universities, Soli Sorabjee celebrates Palkhivala

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Why do Indians hate JNU-style subsidised education? Because we love the private sector

There have been constant attempts to destabilise campuses in India. Take the suicides of Rohith Vemula, Payal Thadvi, Fathima Latheef or BHU protest for instance.

3 years after Rohith Vemula’s suicide, not much has changed at University of Hyderabad

Students insist the spectre of caste discrimination hasn't gone away, and that redressal mechanisms exist only in name. But university says all is well.

In Telangana, dead Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula is no longer a political issue

In 2016, opposition leaders claimed Rohith Vemula's death symbolised BJP’s discrimination of Dalits.

Young Indians have inherited the anger of their forefathers, and it isn’t going anywhere

While angry young men of the 1970s ranted about opportunities that eluded them, youth in the 2000s were aware that society and politics needed an overhaul.

Radhika Vemula is no grieving, compensation-seeking mother. And this scares the BJP

Piyush Goyal’s sudden sympathy for Rohith Vemula’s mother, often discredited by his party colleagues, betrays nervousness.

I dreamt of a PhD abroad, but my life is now about fighting injustice: Rohith Vemula’s brother

After my brother Rohith Vemula’s death, my career choice changed. From being a geologist, I have now turned to law. It is to know one’s rights.

Why can’t Dalits just shut up and suffer in silence like they have for thousands of years?

The right wing has perfected their playbook of oppression both on-ground and online. Koregaon shows that Dalits have caught on.

Rohith Vemula’s mother says Koregaon coverage is pathetic, painted resistance as violence

If the government can provide police protection for occasions like the Amarnath Yatra, why was it unable to provide security for Dalits at Bhima Koregaon event.

Caste in a racist mould

There is scientific evidence now to show how caste has acquired clear racist characteristics and it is cause for alarm.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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