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Rohith Vemula report misses trees for the forest

The Vemula report shows remarkable ignorance about how caste operates in institutional settings.

The probe report is remarkable for its insensitive approach to the caste question in the Rohith Vemula case. (Hindustan Times)
Published on May 05, 2024 11:02 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Revanth assures fresh probe into Vemula case

On Friday, the police submitted closure report claiming that Rohith Vemula had died by suicide fearing that his ’real caste’ would be discovered

Telangana Chief Minister Revanth Reddy with University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika Vemula and brother Raja Vemula and others during a meeting, in Hyderabad, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on May 05, 2024 07:22 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Telangana police, now under Cong, says Vemula ‘not a Dalit’

The family said that it will meet CM Reddy over the weekend, & seek an appointment with Rahul Gandhi, who has repeatedly expressed his solidarity with Vemulas.

Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika Vemula holds his photo at a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on February 3, 2016. (PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2024 02:57 AM IST
By, New Delhi/hyderabad

97 years on, Mahad satyagraha remains a crucial reminder of caste inequality

On March 20, 1927, hundreds walked behind Dr Ambedkar to the Chavdar Tank. Once there, he scooped some water into his cupped hands and drank.

Dr Ambedkar (seated fourth from left) with prominent leaders of the first Mahad satyagraha in Bombay, 1927. RB More (circled) of Dasgaon suggested the idea of a conference at Mahad to Ambedkar. From the Thirties, More joined the undivided Communist Party of India. (Photo courtesy: Subodh More)
Published on Mar 26, 2024 04:52 PM IST

Dalit professor transferred, accuses Karnataka institute of caste discrimination

Bengaluru: A Dalit professor has accused the management of National Education Society of caste discrimination after being transferred to a different college.

Ravi Bagi, a Kannada professor, has been at the centre of controversy after being transferred from Basavanagudi National College to Jayanagar National College to teach the pre-university students. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 07:56 AM IST
BySharath Sharma Kalagaru
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