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Dr Nandakumar Kalarikkal on Deepa Mohanan controversy: The position doesn't matter to me, I am committed to research

The news of Kalarikkal's removal was confirmed two days ago, after a 10-day-long hunger strike by Deepa Mohanan. She had accused the professor of caste-based discrimination and had sought his removal

Published on 10th November 2021
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Deepa Mohanan finally calls off her hunger strike after all her demands are met by MG University

Dr Nandakumar Kalarikkal, who had allegedly made casteist remarks against her, has been ousted from the university

Published on 8th November 2021
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MGU removes Kalarikkal from the post of Centre Director. Here's why Deepa Mohanan is continuing her hunger strike

Deepa P Mohanan began her strike on October 29, alleging caste-based discrimination by her centre director Dr Nandakumar Kalarikkal

Published on 8th November 2021
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#CasteCensus: Here's why UoH students are writing one lakh postcards to PM Modi

The students protested at the main gate of the university on November 5 demanding that a caste census is an immediate need

Published on 5th November 2021
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What The FAQ: Why did the Madras HC quash 10.5% reservation for Vanniyars in Tamil Nadu?

The Vanniyars were one of the backward castes who have been well represented in the political arena since the 1940s. Their agitation for community representation is not new

Published on 3rd November 2021
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Madras High Court scraps 10.5 per cent reservation given to Vanniyar community, calls it 'unconstitutional

The process of consultation for sub-classification within 20 per cent earmarked for MBCs began in 2012. TN Backward Caste Commission recommended 10.5 per cent reservation for Vanniyar community

Published on 1st November 2021
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After refusing to pay donation for Ram Mandir, headmistress of RSS-backed school alleges harassment

Bajaj said that the Head of School conspired with other staff to level false allegations against her, ranging from making casteist remarks to threatening other employees

Published on 1st November 2021
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University of Hyderabad's study finds how SC/ST migrants from Bihar earned less during the pandemic

Researchers explored the role of caste in the polarity in adversities brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns

Published on 23rd October 2021
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Why ABVP wants JNU students with low CGPA to get registered for the new semester

The students also demanded an enquiry committee to point out teachers who were discriminating among students based on their ideologies, caste, language or region

Published on 22nd October 2021
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Why Kerala film grad Shifin Mathew's short film Burn depicts casteism in Kerala's colleges in its rawest form

Shifin Mathew is a budding filmmaker who has come out with a film that hits hard on the caste malaise. We find out more about what went into its making

Published on 22nd September 2021
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Dalit family fined Rs 23K after their son enters temple in Karnataka's Koppal district

The upper caste villagers believe that the temple was desecrated as a Dalit boy entered it

Published on 21st September 2021
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Ensure no official, faculty indulges in caste-based discrimination against students, University Grants Commission directs varsities

The commission noted that the university may constitute a committee to look into the discrimination complaints received from the SC, ST, OBC students, teachers and non-teaching staff

Published on 14th September 2021
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Uttar Pradesh: Minor Dalit boy died by alleged suicide in a juvenile home, family says he was earlier beaten by upper-caste inmates

The deceased had been sent to the juvenile centre on July 30 after being held for "kidnapping" an upper caste girl he had eloped with

Published on 8th September 2021
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#ThrowbackToday: Sci-fi touched new levels with the American series Star Trek

Today, 55 years back, Star Trek's first episode The Man Trap was broadcasted and that's why today, for #TBT, we will talk about this pop culture phenomenon that still makes people go gaga

Published on 8th September 2021
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Policymakers should've aimed at empowering citizens so that merit is the deciding factor: Madras HC criticises caste reservations 

It is noteworthy that even though the by-product of the reservation scheme may be poverty-elevation, its purpose is to provide representation to the oppressed castes in education and jobs

Published on 27th August 2021

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