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    Pa Ranjith Takes Stand Against Casteism, Expresses Solidarity With Dalit Scholar Deepa Mohanan

    Pa Ranjith shows support to Dalit scholar Deepa Mohanan (Photo Credits – Wikipedia; IANS)

    Tamil film director Pa Ranjith, who is known for his strong stance against casteism, Deepa P., a Dalit PhD candidate at MG University in Kottayam, Kerala. Mohanan, who has been on hunger strike since October 29. ,

    Taking to Twitter, Pa Ranjith, best known for producing the critically acclaimed Tamil film ‘Pariyaram Perumal’, which deals with caste discrimination, tweeted, “#StandWithDeepaPMohanan, a Dalit PhD candidate at MG University then is on hunger strike since October 29, because his doctoral studies have been delayed (sic) which was supposed to be submitted in 2015 but has been extended till now due to casteism in (university).

    Pa Ranjith further said, “We should not allow Rohit Vemula or Payal Thadvis to be killed by casteists in academic places. For which we all have to raise our voice and stand by Deepa Mohanan till she gets justice!

    Deepa has been on a hunger strike for the past 10 days outside the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN) at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam.

    Director Pa Ranjith is known for making films that revolve around the lives of the poor and downtrodden. His last film, ‘Sarpatta Parambarai’, was a critically acclaimed hit, showcasing the boxing culture of northern Madras in the eighties.

    NS director, best known for directing Rajinikanth There are also plans to make a film on freedom fighter Birsa Munda in two films ‘Kaala’ and ‘Kabali’.

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