Thursday, April 22, 2010

Why police and judiciary have taken Siras's side

AMU's gay lecturer Ramchandra Siras, was first illegally filmed in a compromising position with another man, then suspended by AMU. Though reinstated by the Allahabad High Court, he was found dead -- in suspicious circumstances -- soon after. The police have now arrested those responsible for the filming and are pursuing AMU officials. In this opinion piece in today's The Indian Express (see here, with a powerful illustration) I argue that Officialdom's unprecedented, if belated reaction, has something to do with the Delhi High Court's judgment last year decriminalising homosexuality (discussed extensively on this blog here.)

[For a signed statement on the events surrounding his death, see here .]
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