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JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
JNU protests in Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
Protest demonstration in Gorakhpur against the death of Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula

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.
Protest demonstration in Gorakhpur against the death of Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula

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.
JNU protest

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

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.
Radhika Vemula and Raja Vemula

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.

On Camera

Representational image | Pixabay

Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.