Opinion

Radhika Vemula combats caste system and brahmanical patriarchy

The brazen forms of casteism and misogyny inflicted on Radhika Vemula till date, Rohith’s caste identity being “decided” in this brahmanical patriarchal society as coming from his biological father and not the struggling mother who raised him, the way in which she has been constantly absused and harassed by the government officials in the name of an “enquiry”, reflect how caste and gender interplay thereby, reproducing the hierarchies of “purity” and “pollution” on a woman’s body.



Reremembering Babsaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar. Note from ASA HCU.

Before demise, Rohith Vemula, who was led to suicide due Political Victimization of BJP and RSS, reiterated “Dalit Organizations and Independent Dalit Activists must make a resolution to resist these RSS programs (pogroms) with tooth and nail fights. It is a waste of time to watch at the left side for support. Dalits should take RSS personally and fight back. Or else, we will be doomed to a future, very risky for our coming generations”. Ironically, the proponents of Hindu Raj had started appropriating Ambedkar on his 125th Birth Anniversary. As Babasaheb said, go back to villages and your localities, and emancipate the masses, failing which depressed classes will be doomed.


Difference between JNU and HCU. Vaikhari writes

Fast forward to 60 plus days and many protests later, VC Appa Rao Podile, the small fish who facilitated the murder of one of his own students, gets back to campus aided by right wing police and right wing administration. Nobody cares. Students starts protesting non violently and gets brutally beaten up and sexually, physically and verbally abused. Rape threats are issued at female students and Muslim students are called terrorists. Nobody bothers to report even. Around 36 people including 3 faculties are missing after police detained them. Do you care?




Remembering Mudasir Kamran. The color of Kashmiri Blood in EFLU Campus

Like Mudassir, there are 100’s of students coming to these institutions from the lowest strata of society and from the most discriminated areas such as Kashmir. Irrespective of the fact that they have fought all odds to reach here, these institutions mostly fail to recognize their worth. Their merit is often rewarded with discrimination, humiliation, violence and death.