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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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UNICEF warns of dangers for migrant kids forcibly returned during the COVID-19 pandemic

Since early March, at least 1,000 unaccompanied migrant children have been returned from the US to Mexico and El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras

Published on 22nd May 2020
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#NoRentFromStudents: Delhi students to go on non-cooperation protest if forced to pay lockdown rent

Due to the limited availability of affordable hostels for students in colleges and universities, students are more often than not compelled to opt for rented accommodations

Published on 19th May 2020
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NEP 2020: Student leaders react to NEP's silence on student role in decision-making processes  

Several student leaders from across the country believe that the possible curbing of their role in decision-making bodies could devastate the student community

 

Published on 14th May 2020
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COVID19 pandemic becoming child rights crisis as 6,000 children could die daily: UNICEF 

As the coronavirus outbreak enters its fifth month, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) requested USD 1.6 billion to support its humanitarian response for children impacted by the pandemic

Published on 14th May 2020
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Delhi Commission for Women asks DU to clarify why girls in hostel were harassed, asked to leave by May 31 

Earlier, the Provost of the NESHW was accused of racial discrimination against the 13 students residing in the hostel

Published on 11th May 2020
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Doctors ask citizens not to stigmatise COVID-19 patients, their families

There have been several incidents of name and shame, discrimination, verbal abuse and hostility against patients' families, doctors, and health workers

Published on 10th May 2020
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This artist speaks about caste issues using his surreal art on Instagram. Here's why it's awesome

Known as @bakeryprasad_azaad, Siddhesh Gautam speaks about caste discrimination, personal freedom and a range of social issues through surreal art

Published on 6th May 2020
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How this NGO went to villages across Andhra and trained out of work women to create 10 lakh masks and save their families

The initiative trains women in tailoring masks and buys the masks from them to distribute among villages, healthcare workers

Published on 6th May 2020
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AUD pushed me to quit, fail because I am queer and a dalit: Student's FB post is asking a lot of uncomfortable questions about our colleges 

After what he claims is harassment against him because he is queer and a Dalit, this student turned to Facebook to make an appeal for his case - an ostensibly last ditch attempt 

Published on 22nd September 2017
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UoH to follow UGC advisory on online teaching but to be empathetic to students' needs as well

UoH recently led a survey and found that most students on their campus had infrequent access to the internet, 18 percent of the students had no electricity access

Published on 30th April 2020
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Chennai education activist slams colleges holding online classes in letter to MHA, MHRD and UGC

Prince Gajendra Babu writes that education is a social activity and learning is not possible without human interaction and that it cannot be confined to text books or study material or online teaching

Published on 24th April 2020
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Implement Rohith Act, UoH's Ambedkar Students Association demands after AIIMS doctor suicide bid

The Rohith Act would enable Dalit-Adivasi students to fight against institutional discrimination, the ASA believes and pushed the MHRD to implement an Act in thsi regard soon

Published on 23rd April 2020
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UN Office of Drugs and Crimes launches series of online dialogues with students and educators on COVID-19

The Lockdown Learners series also provides a platform for students to receive mentorship and knowledge support through activity-based learning, and use their talent and skills to promote awareness

Published on 22nd April 2020
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This AI can help reduce caste-based abuse on social media. Here's how

This is a Behaviour Identification Model that can detect caste-based abuse within online communities which contain a spectrum of information

Published on 21st April 2020

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