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Justice for Payal Tadvi: SC's nod for PG education of three accused sparks Twitter row on Dalit rights

Calling the development a 'travesty of justice' social activist and politician, Prakash Ambedkar, questioned the 'impunity' and 'unaccountability' of those accused.

Published: 11th October 2020 08:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2020 08:33 PM   |  A+A-

26-year-old doctor Payal Tadvi ended her life after alleged casteist slurs by her senior colleagues at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. (Photo | PTI)

26-year-old doctor Payal Tadvi ended her life after alleged casteist slurs by her senior colleagues at BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

As discussion on Dalit rights gain momentum in the aftermath of Hathras gangrape case, 'JusticeForDrPayal' trended on Twitter in light of Supreme Court's recent judgement on Dr. Payal Tadvi's suicide case.

On October 8, the apex court permitted the three accused, in a case of suicide by Dr. Payal Tadvi in May 2019 due to alleged caste-based discrimination, to go back to the college and hospital and pursue their post-graduate studies.

The three -  Hema Ahuja, Bhakti Mehare and Ankita Khandelwal who were arrested in connection with the case last year, are reportedly set to return to their colleges on October 12.

The apex court relaxed one of the conditions imposed on them by the Bombay High Court, which had granted them bail in August last year and said that they shall not enter into the jurisdiction of the concerned police station and more particularly the college.

Calling the development a 'travesty of justice' social activist and politician, Prakash Ambedkar, questioned the 'impunity' and 'unaccountability' of those accused.

Other Twitter users too took to the platform to voice their anger and angst on the subtle but apparent 'casteism' prevalent in the Indian society and expressed dismay over how Maharashtra had 'failed' Payal Tadvi.

One user tweeted: No matter how much civilized we show ourselves in front of this world, elements like castism in India takes us several centuries back. #JusticeForDrPayal #MaharashtraStateFailedDrPayal"

While others also exclaimed at the 'upper caste' advantage bestowed upon people accused of violence against Dalits and how the deceased doctor's mother had to make regular court rounds to ensure justice for Payal.

Tadvi was a student of post-graduate degree course in Gynaecology and Obstetrics and had completed first year of the course in April last year.

(If you are having suicidal thoughts, or are worried about a friend or need emotional support, someone is always there to listen. Call AASRA's 24x7 Helpline: +91-9820466726 for assistance)



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