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Statement in support of the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle

On the 22nd of May 2015, IIT Madras derecognized the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle (APSC), an independent student body, citing the ‘misuse of privileges given’ as cause, based on an anonymous letter of complaint. These claims were neither verfied nor justified by the Dean’s office, which refused to engage in dialogue with the student body. Instead, when questioned, they changed their reasons to ‘violation of code of conduct’ with no concrete basis to these allegations whatsoever. After much campaigning and media attention, the undemocratic ban has finally been revoked. Below is a statement of solidarity by WSS – for APSC and all other democratic voices that refuse to be silenced. Continue reading

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WSS condemns caste oppression of Dalit employees at CSI Hospital, Kancheepuram

Press Statement

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) is deeply anguished to learn that Jacqueline, a dalit nurse at CSI Hospital in  Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu was subject to such abuse by the hospital’s director that led Jacqueline to attempt to commit suicide. Both Jacqueline and her husband Solomon (who is also a staff at the hospital) were badly abused before the whole hospital using caste derogatory language by the Director who also threatened to fire them from their jobs. The suicide note written by Jacqueline clearly identifies Dr. Brinda Nirmal, Director of CSI Hospital, as the person responsible for provoking her to take this extreme step. Continue reading

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY REQUESTED TO PROBE BRUTAL ATTACK ON WOMEN & PMANE PREPRESENTATIVES IN TAMIL NADU

On January 31, 2012, two representatives of PMANE (People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy) accompanied by twenty women who have been peacefully opposing the Koodankulam Nuclear Power plant (KNPP) were brutally attacked in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu by Hindu Munnani goons accompanied by local Congress leaders. Below is a letter to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu requesting an immediate probe into the matter Continue reading