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In Photos: Rohith Vemula’s Life, Activism, Resistance, Death, Protest

By Cafe Dissensus

Photos collected from different sources documenting Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula’s Life, Activism, Resistance, Death, and the Protests following his death. Rohith committed suicide after being suspended from the University of Hyderabad. Many call his death the institutional murder of a Dalit student.

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Rohith Vemula

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“This was the main bread-earner for our home before I started getting JRF…This is my mom’s favorite occupation…she used to say “machine” can make women powerful…she is a teacher now, she teaches sewing and embroidery to the women around…”

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“We have a fridge and that makes our home more dear to the colony…. don’t touch every water bottle in the fridge, most of them are neighbors'”

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Rohith’s life as a student at the University of Hyderabad

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“I am not inferior to anyone. And I have Ambedkar on my side”

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Activism

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After being suspended from the University of Hyderabad

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Sleeping in the open after being suspended

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Memorial at the University of Hyderabad after death

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Protests started after Rohith’s death

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Police using water canons against the protesters

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An Appeal: Sign the petition to ask for revoking of suspension of the expelled scholars: Find the petition Here.

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