Sudhakar Pushkar, who belongs to scheduled caste, said he was doing so because of university administration’s “discriminatory attitude towards
A dalit student of the Babasaheb Bhimarao Ambedkar University (BBAU) has refused to accept medal at the university’s convocation on December 15. President Ram Nath Kovind will be the chief guest at the event.
Sudhakar Pushkar, who belongs to scheduled caste, said he was doing so because of university administration’s “discriminatory attitude towards dalit students.”
“Officials are harassing the dalit students in the university. Dalit students are rusticated and punished severely which is not the case with general category students. You cannot have two separate rules for student community,” he said.
Sudhakar, who is pursuing PhD from the university, said his protest was against the system prevailing in the university and it had nothing to do with the President’s visit.
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It may be recalled that dalit students had also protested during PM Narenra Modi visit to BBAU convocation in January 2016.