The Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad plunged into deep internal crisis during July, 2012, with the resignation of it’s the then President Mr Santhi Swaroop Sirapangi (i.e. myself). Since then it some-how failed to cope-up, due to many factors, like as there was no proper trained cadre and leaders for the past few years, etc. For the past few years prior to the crises of July, 2012 DSU prime cadre which comes from the Madiga community started to look at various other things like towards the Telangana Movement; believing that the Telangana creation can solve their full problems, strong hypothetical belief in Telangana regional identity than caste identity, etc.
In-fact, at some point of time Telangana Madigas believed that they should leave their caste identity and lead the Telangana political scenario on regional identity by mixing with the main stream political stream. In this process Telangana Madigas started to associate with a Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) sponsored student wing on the campus. And, they went-on to contest the University Students’ Union elections on behalf of this TRS student wing and faced a humiliating defeat during 2014-2015 election on the University Campus!!
As per the critics, this humiliating defeat during the 2014-2015 Students’ Union election made Tealangana Madigas to realize that ‘caste identity should be the sole protective guard than regional identity’. And, they seem to have realized that even their regional identity will not be able to protect them from facing caste discrimination!! Hence, they started to put forward their attempts again to re-energize the Dalit Students’ Union (DSU). But, still concrete attempts are still awaited to be observed in this direction.
As per my recent observation, the Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad facebook page is getting activated, which can be observed over www.facebook.com/dalitstudentsunion and also a special poster has been released on the occasion of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram’s birth anniversary during March, 2015 (which I observed on facebook)!! But then, can DSU really re-emerge strongly on the University Students’ political scenario?? We have to observe their play in the pavilion of student politics, if they get energized on full mode in the days to come.