Caste discrimination ; Dalit Student attempts suicide in HCU

After Rohit Vemula, another Dalit research scholar Moses Abraham attempts to commit suicide at the Hyderabad Central University. The scholar, pursuing a research on Energy Materials from Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials, is said to have faced caste based discrimination from his research guide. According to sources, the supervisor had apparently forced the student to discontinue his research, after which the latter slit his wrist. We are told that he is hospitalized and out of danger.

Abraham, who hails from Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He was working on condense theory solid state physics.

“This is beyond the level of tolerance. Caste based discrimination in the campus continues with all its severity.” – Ambedkar Students Association activist Sreerag. P told Maktoob media.

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