Gurmehar Kaur has received rape and death threats merely for standing up against the gundagardi and violence at Ramjas College.
You know the trope of the helpless victim of stalking and harassment? I didn’t fit the bill. At every point, I knew what was happening.
A peaceful seminar on 'Cultures of Protest' at Ramjas College was ironically overtaken by ABVP who cried anti-nationalism & assaulted people.
Pinjra Tod held a 'Jan Sunwai' where college-going women spoke about the harassment, surveillance & slut-shaming they face in PGs & hostels.
These school textbooks propagate outrightly misogynist and homophobic content, wreaking havoc on an entire generation of young minds.
As 11 more people wait to fight an uncertain battle against a formidable enemy and an enmeshed caste system, we owe it to Rohith Vemula to stop any more Dalit dead bodies. The dreams of too many talented young people has been sacrificed at the altar of Manu. On Rohith’s Shahadat Divas, let’s pledge that there will no more. Only then will some of the guilt and agony be assuaged.
RTE Act 2009 has its own advantages and challenges at the ground level, but it has also ignored vital questions linked with education of girls above the age of 15 years or who have never been to schools, both in rural and urban areas.
Warden of the Ladies Hostel at NIT Calicut issued (and later revoked) a circular against “girl roaming with a boy”.
Patiala students started a campaign ‘Nights want Lights, not Locks ’ to protest against hostel curfews and gender-based discrimination.
Discriminatory hostel rules, special kitchen classes for women, private details of women's bodies are some examples of campus sexism.