Caste discrimination ends students lives: A Daily ritual in Indian academia

14Feb11

The family of a Dalit student of IIT-Roorkee, who had allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of his hostel, has alleged that some other students had made “casteist” remarks against him. Manish Kumar, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, had died on Saturday and was cremated on Monday

evening after his body was brought to his hometown following post-mortem in Roorkee.

Mahender Kumar, the uncle of the deceased student, alleged that “casteist” remarks were made by some senior students against his nephew and he complained about it to the authorities of IIT-Roorkee.

However, no action was taken against the students, he claimed and demanded an independent inquiry into the incident.

Manish was a student of B.Tech third year at the institute. The authorities of the IIT-Roorkee could not be immediately reached for reaction to the allegations

Source:Link Paper



4 Responses to “Caste discrimination ends students lives: A Daily ritual in Indian academia”

  1. 80% SC/ST children who’re living in rural India are dropping out schools before they can complete 10th class.

    Ambedkar’s education was ‘sponsored’ by Prince of Baroda.

    How can SC/ST children go to schools when their stomachs are empty?
    How can SC/ST children go to schools when unaccountability is openly practised in schools?

  2. 2 lolaksha

    Jai Bheem,
    I am a social activist, work in Mangalore, a coastal city of Karnataka. i salute you for your efforts to educate people and there by strengthening democracy.
    lolaksha

  3. 3 ashalatha.P

    Am a research scholar of mangalore university working for Ph.D on the topic Atrocities on dalits – A case study of Dakshina Kannada. Icongradulation for the efforts being taken by you in this respect. It is important to protect basic human rights of dalits. It is the responsibility of State, Civil Society!

  4. 4 chandrashkar

    Atrocities on Dalits are the blot on Humanity


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