Deemed "negative", "unnecessary" and "not good for an engineer", NITC administration banned LGBT week that traditionally takes place every year, in order to stop the "promotion of homosexuality" on campus.
The agenda behind such an immediate action by the Central University of Tamil Nadu is clearly to silence the emerging voices within the campus – both from the faculty and the students, and thereby uproot the inception of faculty-student relationships that have the potential to limit this centralisation of power.
Hindu College boys’ hostel organises the ‘virgin tree puja’ and the male students belonging to the Anga wing of the hostel in St. Stephen’s take the Angha oath on the night of Valentine’s Day, every year.
A case in point as to why due process not only fails women, but suppresses and intimidates them, is that of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad (SLS-H).
Ambedkar-Periyar Study Circle (APSC), a student’s collective at IIT Madras, staged a protest against the imminent arrest of Anand Teltumbde – in other words, the State-sanctioned curbing of free speech.
On 6th January 2019, Mr.Podile Apparao, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad destroyed the portraits of the highly respected and esteemed leaders for Dalits of this country displayed around Velivada.
In a college in Delhi University, an ICC member got charged for assaulting his girlfriend, who got caught in the college CCTV footage.He is still a part of the ICC.
Students led protests and campus movements are important in any educational space because it reaffirms the democratic practice of dissent.
Last sunday TISS, Mumbai observed it’s first Bahujan Arts festival, which centred the works and narratives of artists coming from SC/ST/OBC and other marginalised backgrounds/artforms.
It is extremely hypocritical of the management of TISS, Hyderabad, which teaches the values of social justice and inclusion to its students to systematically deny the same values in practice.