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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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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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