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.
Students of KIIT School of Law were mobbed by engineering students after a BTech student was forced to apologize after harassing a female law student.
Twenty four hours after the incident at SRM college, with no apology issued from the management’s side for letting this traumatising incident take place.
If curriculums are not gender sensitive, it is only makes it harder for upcoming generations to change their mindsets and rectify the system, as they would require a lot of unlearning.