The Camp Embryo at HCU

Kuriakose Mathew

Here is the most multi-disciplinary jail in the world!

Look at the Accused List that includes students of philosophy, political science, sociology, journalism, history and so on.

This is a jail with some of the finest minds in South Asia. A truly pan-subcontinental group of scholars who speak at least half a dozen different languages, united in Hyderabad Central University (HCU) and chained together by the State. The plight of the oppressed, hailing from Telangana, Andhra, Kerala, Bengal, Odisha, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, from central university to central jail goes unnoticed by the mascots, from media to ministers, of the mammoth ‘democracy’.

Leaders like Dontha Prashanth are charged with multiple cases under multiple sections. Another leader, Uday Bhanu, brutalised off to ICU for the war crime of cooking food at Veli Vada (segregated area for Dalits) for whom even water was denied by the murderous administration. There is this degraded inequality (the hallmark of their caste society) even in the maltreatment of the victims. Students tortured, Muslim students especially ridiculed, girl students rape-threatened and Dalit students crushed. This is targeted, customised revenge battle, to exhibit that whoever act against are on the fascist list and will be handled improperly as time comes.

At HCU, Ambedkar's quote, "Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggles." Photo by Medha Venkat
At HCU, Ambedkar’s quote, “Lost rights are never regained by appeals to the conscience of the usurpers, but by relentless struggles.”
Photo by Medha Venkat

HCU itself has been converted into a Concentration Camp, a (para?) military-run prison that even violates the rules of war followed by the civilised countries. They could have better renamed the HCU as an emergency prison and could have locked them up therein, saving the transportation cost.
As the lathi-wielding guest lecturers from paramilitary, hosted by the law-absconding Vice-Chancellor himself, teach the latest caste abuses inside a campus, where a starry-eyed Ph.D. scholar was annihilated barely two months ago, Indians at large remain in silence as prisoners of consciousness, waiting in rot for their turn to come.

Oh! it is the auspicious occasion of their cannibal carnival. They’re just playing holi with the blood of the young and the tears of their mothers.

We are a people without a nation; what looks like the nation is actually a bloodthirsty territorial monster. We’re a stateless society too; what appears as the State, is in reality, a war mongering machine.
And the War on Peoples has been intensified ad infinitum.