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JNU Dalit PhD scholar alleges discrimination, threatens suicide

JNU Dalit PhD scholar alleges discrimination, threatens suicide

The Dalit PhD scholar at JNU has threatened to take the extreme step if he does not get a one-year extension for his senior research fellowship.

Even as there's no end to protests over Dalit student Rohith Vemula's death in Hyderabad, a PhD scholar at the Jawaharlal Nehru University has threatened to commit suicide.

According to a report in Times of India, the Dalit PhD scholar at JNU has threatened to take the extreme step if he does not get a one-year extension for his senior research fellowship.

The PhD scholar, Madan Meher, has written to JNU vice chancellor alleging caste discrimination.

Citing an RTI reply, Meher claimed that no Dalit student had completed PhD from the centre since 2006.

JNU has reportedly called a meeting with students on February 8 to resolve the issue.
first published:January 27, 2016, 09:47 IST