Arunachal MP accuses AIIMS of being caste biased

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh MP Takam Sanjoy has accused the AIIMS authority of "constant caste discrimination and humiliation" which led to the suicide of MBBS student Anil Kumar Meena on March 3 in New Delhi.

In a letter to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Sanjoy urged him to order a judicial probe by a retired Supreme Court or high court judge to grant justice to the bereaved family from the Scheduled Tribe.

Pointing out that Meena came from a backward rural area of Rajasthan, he said he was a bright student having an excellent academic career. His only problem was lack of knowledge of English which he tried to overcome by seeking the help of the faculty.

"Instead of helping him, he was repeatedly humiliated and not granted any audience. This biased behaviour of the faculty and administration (which) drove him to commit suicide is a serious act of human right violations," Sanjoy wrote in the letter.

Caste and language-based discrimination with the SC & ST students has been highlighted several times earlier, but no proper enquiry was initiated to give justice to the aggrieved, Sanjoy, who is also the convener of All India Forum of ST MPs, said in the letter, sources added.