Nearly 130 academics from around the world have written an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad expressing their shock and anguish at the suicide of a Dalit scholar, Rohith Vemula, and demanding that justice be done. Here is the full text of the letter and the list of sigantories:
By Makiko Kitamura
A death by suicide occurs every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, the World Health Organisation said in its first global report calling for more suicide prevention strategies.
Case under SC/ST Act against Amity staff
Gurgaon, Apr 26 ,2012,
Police has registered a case under the SC/ST Act against the staff and management of the Amity University in the case of alleged suicide of MBA student Dana Sangma, niece of Meghalya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Kolkata, Jun 16 (PTI) The Church of North India (CNI)'s Kolkata Diocese, which runs La Martinere School for Boys here, today claimed the caning of Rouvanjit Rawla by the Principal had no connection with the student's suicide.
"Taking into account all that has happened, we would request the media not to link the caning of Rouvanjit with his suicide," executive member of the CNI Synod and Diocesese of Kolkata Suman Biswas told PTI from Delhi.