A letter to CJI from law students of National law school, Banglore:

03Sep07

SOCIAL EXCLUSION, HUMILIATION AND GROSS CASTE BASED DISCRIMINATION BY UPPER CASTE BRAHMIN ABETED AND INSTIGATED A MERITORIOUS AND STUDIOUS DALIT RESEARCH SCHOLAR TO COMMIT SUICIDE .
 
NAME OF STUDENT: AJAY SRI CHANDRA
 
DOMICILE: ANDHRA PRADESH
 
NAME OF COURSE: INTEGRATED PH.D, BIOLOGICAL DIVISION
 
NAME OF INSTITUTION: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BANGALORE
 
COMMITTED SUICIDE ON MONDAY, 27TH AUGUST, AT 6 A.M. BY HANGING IN THE CAMPUS.
  
We (law students of National law school) have prepared a rough draft of complain to be sent to various authorities like NHRC, SC Commission, Police Commissioner to take legal action. 
Regards,
Sanjay
NLSIU
 
A Draft of the petition to be sent to Hon Chief Justice of India
 
To,
     Mr. Justice. K.G. Balakrishnan
     The Hon’ble Chief justice of India , New Delhi    
 
SUBJECT: REQUESTING LEGAL REMEDIES CONCERNING A DALIT STUDENT, A VICTIM OF ABETED SUICIDE FUELLED BY GROSS SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND CASTE-BASED DISCRIMINATION.
 
Sir,
Most respectfully, we do submit as follows:
 
That Mr.Ajay Shri Chandra, an IInd year student of Integrated PhD. Course at IISC, Bangalore (Indian Institute of Sciences), committed suicide on 27th of August, Monday at around 6 a.m. in his designated hostel room.
-That it was not a mere suicide as suggested but abetted suicide.
-That Ajay belongs to Scheduled Caste category of Andhra Pradesh due to which he was subjected to social exclusion and discrimination even though he was very studious and had consistently been securing more than 80% all his life.
-That his guide, Dr.Ajit Kumar and Co-Guide, Dr.Raghavendra Gadkar used to insult, abuse, humiliate and discriminate on the basis of caste. In one course, Dr. Raghavendra awarded only a “D” grade which was undervalued purposely to demoralise him.
-That he suffered depression and mental trauma of the treatment he was prearranged. He was isolated and was completely ignored by fellow students and professors.
-That the media reported his guide had asked some student to inquire regarding Ajay’s whereabouts. When that student went to his room, the door was locked from the inside. When he did not respond to several people’s attempt to wake him up, the door was broken open with the help of security guards only to find him hanging.
-That there was a 7 page suicide note found at the room he was hanging in which had mysteriously disappeared police records.
-That the police had taken custody of the body to conduct post-mortem.
-That his parents were informed only after two days of the incident.
-That police had handed over the body along with only a two page suicide note.
 -That Mr.Govind Raj, a non-teaching staff in the college (mobile no. 09945346077) and Prof.Jay Bhaskaran know all these facts.
-That many students of the same batch left the institution soon after the tragic incident.  
-That no proper investigation has been done about the same. No arrests have been made.
-That most of the dalit students have been facing such instances of social exclusion from upper caste professors.
 
It is humbly requested to consider these facts on a broader perspective and initiate necessary legal action, inquiry and investigation to arrest the culprits and provide appropriate remedy to the victim’s family and to provide an adequate forum to complain the occurrence of such incidents so as to avoid adverse conditions resulting from caste-atrocities and social exclusion. Also, to constitute a commission of inquiry to study the situation and matter related there with. 
 
Thanking You,
Your Sincerely,
Sanjay
National Law School , Bangalore



2 Responses to “A letter to CJI from law students of National law school, Banglore:”

  1. I was one of those who felt excited when the new CJI of India was appointed?. I thought that this choice of a dalit was great for India overall and great for dalits.

    However, the current dalit CJI utterly failed in his job, he has not done a thing so far in his term as CJI that one can proudly talk about, nor he has done any measure to control the hindu menace of killing dalits. What he has done so far is he has utterly failed in lots of people’s confidence and dream. Indian political leaders and the current government is twisted and crooked to the core that they came out with an idea of putting someone incapable to this position, this is just a gesture of keeping dalit in this seat, he is no savior of either dalits nor he is capable of executing orders to clean up the pathology of lawlessness in India.

    Especially, he is no good to dalits and our people. It is a shame that we have to be pseudo proud of someone who is incapable of brining changes to safegaurd the needy in India. Instead of writing to CJI, I wish you guys should do something on your own, you have no other choice than bringing justice by working on yourself, or anything to educate our people to be more aware of dalit rights and our culture and history.

    It is almost one year after Khairlanji, the CJI has said nothing, has done nothing, has wrote nothing about this incident. Not a single IAS, IPS or Secretaries of dalit origin ever visited and made some voice against this heinous crime, if I were CJI, the first thing I would have done is to visit the ground zero of Khairlanji and institute a special court in Khairlanji and deliver justice in just 72 hours period. What a bunch of idiots running the nation of India.

    WHAT A SHAME WE GOT SOMEONE AS A CJI WHO IS DISTANCED FROM DALIT AND AMBEDKAR.


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