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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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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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She was told that she would never get anywhere because she's from a particular caste: Why an AIIMS resident attempted suicide

The victim whose situation is believed to be critical is under treatment in AIIMS' ICU. The RDA has written a letter to Dr Harsh Vardhan, alleging inaction

Published on 20th April 2020
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Night before Rohith Vemula's anniversary, UoH whitewashes 'illegally drawn' Ambedkar quotes

The University has designated areas to hang posters on campus and had previously stated during the Velivada incident that the University would remove all banners put up without permission

Published on 17th January 2020
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AISA to protest against IIT Madras student Fathima's suicide at MHRD

The students of IIT Madras also held a protest on campus to demand an investigation into the suicide of Fathima Latheef, the first-year Master's student who committed suicide a few days ago

Published on 16th November 2019
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TISS Hyderabad could soon have a Tadvi or Vemula: Student writes after all-night enquiry that ended at 3 am

Due to the Telangana Court ruling that the institute cannot take action against the students, the students feel the administration is finding new ways to punish them  

Published on 30th September 2019
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SC asks Modi government to explain how they are going to stop caste discrimination in colleges

The notice was issued after a case was filed by the mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi

Published on 20th September 2019
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Mothers of Rohith Vemula, Payal Tadvi ask SC to push colleges to crackdown on caste discrimination

The petition presented the data received through RTI which showed that the UGC had failed to take action on campuses that have not abided by the rules regarding caste discrimination  

 

Published on 29th August 2019
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Charge-sheet in Payal Tadvi suicide case to be filed July 23 or on July 24, says SPP

Tadvi, who belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community, ended her life in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital here on May 22

Published on 23rd July 2019
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Payal Tadvi's suicide note recovered, letter names accused, claims casteist abuse and harassment

Police have said that they have reason to believe that the three accused destroyed the suicide note, CCTV captured two doctors walking into room after the suicide  

 

Published on 5th July 2019
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Payal Tadvi suicide case: Court rejects bail plea of three doctors

Tadvi, who belonged to the Scheduled Tribe community, ended her life in her hostel room at BYL Nair Hospital on May 22, allegedly after facing harassment from her seniors due to her caste

Published on 24th June 2019
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#HikeResearchFellowship: Five months after protests, only 10 IITs have actually hiked stipends for researchers

A crowdsourced list says that most public institutes of higher education in the country are yet to disburse the hiked stipends 
 

Published on 1st June 2019
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Payal Tadvi suicide: Why casteist slurs on Indian campuses shouldn't surprise us in 2019

The institutional murder of Payal Tadvi shows us how marginalised students have to fight caste on a day to day basis, with professors, principals, society and sometimes their own friends

Published on 30th May 2019
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UGC order of forming ‘equal opportunity cells’ was never implemented in most medical colleges

Out of India’s 512 medical colleges, not even 80 have a platform where students can lodge complaints related to caste-based discrimination

Published on 30th May 2019
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Maharashtra Bhim army protests outside Nair Hospital, demand enquiry into other possible instances of SC, ST harassment

On being asked about Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's plan to join the protests in support of the late Dr Payal Tadvi Kamble, he said that he was supposed to arrive by May 30

Published on 29th May 2019

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