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“From Shadows to the Stars”: A Tribute to Rohith Vemula

On the fifth anniversary of the 26-year-old dalit scholar’s death by suicide, Newsclick replugs a video that looks back at the discrimination faced by Rohith Vemula and the events that followed his death.

Five years ago, Rohith Vemula, a young dalit scholar at the Hyderabad Central University, took his life on January 17, 2016. His death shook the conscience of the entire nation and led to massive protests against caste discrimination, which continue to resonate in th country till today, particularly in higher education institutions.

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