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    Most students remanded belong to ‘disadvantaged strata’

    Utharakalam Admin

    Students mostly hailing from deprived socio-economic backgrounds have been sent to 14-day judicial custody after they staged protests at UoH following the return of Vice-Chancellor, P. Appa Rao to campus. Among the 25 protesters who were arrested on March 22, at least 15 are first generation literates who came to study in this institution of higher learning even as they hail from disadvantaged communities including Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims and Bahujans. More, put together they represent five States- Andhra Pradesh Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal and Orissa. Even the political backgrounds of the student leaders in custody are diverse as it ranges from Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and Students Federation of India (SFI) to

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    FEDERATION OF CENTRAL UNIVERSITY TEACHERS ASSOCIATIONS

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    FEDCUTA Press Statement on Hyderabad Central University Crisis 24.3.2016 The FEDCUTA strongly condemns the police crackdown on students and teachers of Hyderabad Central University, a constituent of FEDCUTA, and demands the immediate removal of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile. The VC and his team of administrators are yet again responsible for unleashing a series of extremely unfortunate events that have led to a full-blown crisis for the students and teachers in the campus. On 22nd March 2016, the VC, against whom the enquiry on charges of inciting and abetting Rohith Vemula's suicide are still pending, returned to work and through an apparently pre-planned course of events, allowed the CRPF and RAF to enter the campus and

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    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

    Utharakalam Admin

    Revoke the rustication of Mohan Dharavath, Satheesh Nainala and Subhash Kumar at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad ________________________________________ Three Dalit Bahujan research scholars were rusticated on May 6th at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad for participating in a meeting organized by the students’ union to protest against the illegal closure of the library reading room. Surprisingly, these students were active members of various student organizations which constantly strived to expose several corruption charges against the university administration. According to recent media reports, CAG had unearthed financial irregularities in the university to the tune of several

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    The Holy Predicament

    Utharakalam Admin

    Absurdly, in the case of ‘Mata Amritanandamayi’, it is the ‘Devi’ herself who is propagating patriarchal ideas. And the idea of purity as a non-menstruating woman does not seem to have been a myth created around her by a man, but she has just internalized it, because Gail accounts shows ‘Amma’ propagating such stories from the very beginning, even before an ashram was set up in her name. Now, the question is, from when on did we have this bizarre idea of woman being impure, unclean and shameful because she menstruates? Rose Merin __________ After having finished reading the book Holy Hell; A Memoir of Faith, Devotion, and Pure Madness by Gail Tredwell, I couldn’t help but write this. The book is totally

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    Enter FDI, Exit Manu

    Utharakalam Admin

    Dalits don’t succeed in traditional set-ups. They don’t succeed in localised set-ups too. Caste is both traditional and local. The mandi system, too, is both traditional and local. FDI in retail, with foreign players, will usher in a new system of retailing. This new system will throw up opportunities to new players. Rishi Manu stood at the doors of gurukuls and leveraged tradition as a weapon. Gurukuls were forbidden for dalits. With the new ammunition of modernity, universities replaced gurukuls for good. Mandis are like gurukuls in character. FDI in retail will further boost India’s industrialisation and give modernity a thumbs up. FDI lao, Manu bhagao.Writes Chandra Bhan Prasad and Milind Kamble A couple

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    Civil society condemns Facebook arrest

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    There is nothing remotely offensive or anything pertaining to religious sentiments in the message posted by one of the women Communalism Combat and SAHMAT condemn the illegal and arbitrary arrests of two young women in Palghar, Maharashtra for their Facebook message disapproving the coercive shutdown of the city of Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra following the death of the Shiv Sena Chief Shri Bal Thackeray. The Thane rural police have behaved arbitrarily and against the law for which the policemen involved must be prosecuted. Shiv Sena goons also vandalized a clinic being run by an uncle of one of the girls. It is condemnable that under the Congress-NCP Government it was not the vandals who destroyed medical

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    Koodankulam People’s Appeal To The Conscience Of The Nation

    Utharakalam Admin

    We, as citizens of the largest democracy, are fighting for our right. We have upheld our tradition of secularism, democracy and nonviolence. If sedition charges, Goondas Act, home searches, incarceration and severe repression are the gifts that will be handed down to us, we gladly accept them. We are even prepared to die for the future of our children and grandchildren and our country, but under no circumstances are we prepared to hurt or harm or kill anyone. H.E. The President of India, H. E. The Prime Minister of India, Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, H.E. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and The Fellow Citizens of Tamil Nadu and India Dear All, Greetings! We have been

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    Kandhamal Communal Violence: Four Years Later

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    "The survivors are living under stress and strains. Threats, hate campaigns are regularly used to demonize the minorities. They feel insecure. In Bodimunda, the minorities are being treated as the 2nd class citizen and suppressed by the Sangh Parivar. The minorities are not allowed to raise their voice in a meeting or while collecting the water from tube well they have to wait till all the Hindus fetch. Even, they are allowed to rebuild their houses. The district administration claims that the normalcy has come after the four years of violence, which is found to be self-complacent." A synopsis of the fact finding report on the situation of violence affected people in Kandhamal after four years One of the most severe communal

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    Assam: Stop Violence

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      “Both the Bodo and the Muslim population of this area have historically been at the margins of the ‘Assamese society’. However the society at large and a section of the Assamese media as well as national media have been tendentiously pointing finger at ‘illegal’ immigration from Bangladesh as the root cause of this violence. We understand that these kinds of conflicts do not arise out of simple causalities. It is important for all of us that we steer clear from raising alarm bells of xenophobi,.”The following  text is a Statement issued in Delhi on 27 July 2012, endorsed by a number of concerned organizations and individuals We the people from various parts of northeast residing in Delhi, along with concerned

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    “It was plain slaughter in that night”

    Utharakalam Admin

    It was clear to the fact-finding team that a peaceful gathering of adivasis, none of whom carried any firearms, was surrounded by the CRPF and without any warning fired upon indiscriminately. As a result of this firing, 16 adivasis died — 15 that night and Irpa Suresh (15) in Bijapur hospital the next day. Six of the dead were minors, including a 12 year old girl Kaka Saraswati, daughter of K Rama. She was hit while fleeing towards her house in Kottaguda. Of the other five minors, two — Kaka Rahul (16) and Madkam Ramvilas (16) — were studying in class 10 at a school in Basaguda. Both stayed at a hostel in Basaguda and had come home during the summer vacations. It was plain slaughter that night near

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