Dr K R Narayan, the Former President of India passed away on November 9, 2005. The condolence meeting in honor of the Departed Soul at University of Hyderabad was organised by Dr B R Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) & Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) on 17 November, 2005 at Dr B R Ambedkar Auditorium. In-fact, this was the first collective event of the these two Dalit organisations at University, which were basically divided on Mala and Madiga lines over the Scheduled Castes Reservation Categorization issue in Andhra Pradesh. This kind of collective activities in some respects, in this way continued up-to the next academic year, i.e. 2006-2007. From the starting of 2007-2008, the changed leadership of ASA showed much dislike and intolerance towards continuation of this kind of activity.

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This picture depicts the Condolence meeting at University of Hyderabad in honor of the departed soul Dr K R Narayanan, the Former President of India.Indeed, he was the first Dalit to occupy this prestigious position.

Source of the Picture: DSU archives.

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