Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Fathima Latheef

Family dismisses CBI report on Fathima Latheef’s death, seeks new probe

9 November marks three years since 19-year-old Fathima Latheef, a first-year student of MA Humanities at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, was found dead in her hostel room. Months after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) concluded its probe into the matter, the family is not convinced by their findings.

“Never a suicide,” says Fathima Latheef’s twin sister, no progress in CBI probe

“It is unbelievable that she chose suicide. She would never do that,” says  Aysha Latheef, unable to find closure about the death of her twin sister Fathima Latheef. 

IIT Madras prof’s resignation over casteism substantiates our claims, says Fathima Latheef’s sister

"I feel the recent resignation of the Assistant Professor from the same Humanities and Social Sciences department is substantiating our claim of caste and religious discrimination in the campus," says Ayisha Latheef, twin sister of Fathima Latheef, a first-year Master’s student at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, who was found dead in her hostel room on 9 November in 2019 following she had faced religious discrimination from her professors.

Why Fathima’s case not transferred to CB-CID? asks Madras High Court

Madras High Court has asked why the case of IIT Madras student Fathima Latheef’s death has not been handed over to Crime-Branch Crime Investigation Department (CBCID).

Harvard Professor Ajantha Subramanian talks on IITs and social life of caste

Through in-depth study of the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)—widely seen as symbols of national promise— Harvard University professor and anthropologist Ajantha Subramanian, reveals the continued workings of upper-caste privilege within the most modern institutions

IITM suicide: Fathima’s fellow students demand a fair probe, Rohith Act and SC/ST/OBC cell on campus

IIT Madras Students also held a protest rally on campus to demand an investigation into the suicide on Thursday.