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The death of a Dalit scholar

Print edition : February 19, 2016

At the memorial to Rohith Vemula at the University of Hyderabad. Photo: K.V.S. Giri

A candlelight rally by students in Hyderabad on the eve of Rohith's birthday on January 30. Photo: Nagara Gopal

The place where the five students protested against their suspension before Rohith's suicide. Today it is the venue of the response by students and political leaders of all hues to the discrimination against Dalits. Photo: KUNAL SHANKAR

Susheel Kumar, ABVP leader. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Labour Minister, who apparently showed undue interest in the incident involving the ABVP and the ASA. Photo: V. Sudershan

Rohith (in the middle) in his Facebook profile photograph, taken during an event at the university, updated on November 5, 2015. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Appa Rao Podile, under whose watch as Vice-Chancellor Rohith's suicide happened, forcing him to go on leave. Photo: BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Vipin Srivastava, who took charge as interim Vice-Chancellor but was forced to go on leave. Photo: K.V.S. Giri

Rohith Vemula’s suicide in the University of Hyderabad brings into the open the deep-seated caste biases and discrimination against Dalit students, especially in institutions of higher education in the country.

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