In the Mahabharata, Ekalavya sacrifices his right thumb at the behest of his ‘guru’, so that ‘upper caste’ Arjuna can excel. Rohith Vemula’s suicide also raises concerns of caste injustice in educational institutions.
Caste injustice in education in today's world can also be represented by helplessness of those who miss out a deserved seat to someone whose caste reserved it. The suicide is tragic but making it as an atrocity based on caste is not what we need right now. Demand justice sir, but don't give the issue a different colour.
By Maitri Dore
By Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education