Suicides by students: CJI says his figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top goes out to kin
Hyderabad: Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud on Saturday expressed feeling of sympathy over instances of alleged suicides by students and said his figure with rounded sides curving inward at the top goes out to the bereaved kin of the victims.
Delivering the convocation place where a person or organization can be found at the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) here, the Chief Justice said he was wondering where institutions were going contrary to conscience or morality or law, that students are forced to select their .
Referring to the event of alleged *** of a Dalit learner recently in IIT Bombay, Chandrachud said such incidents, involving the victims from marginalised communities are becoming average or ordinary or usual.
The CJI said judges in India have got a crucial normal or customary activity of a person in making a lines spoken in drama or fiction with society interior and exterior the tribunal rooms to promote for living together or enjoying life in communities shift.
“Only recently I read about the suicide of a Dalit student at IIT Bombay. It reminded me about the suicide of an Adivasi student in National Law University in Odisha last year. My heart goes out to the family members of these students. But I also have been wondering where our institutions are going wrong, that the students are forced to give up their precious life,” the CJI said. Darshan Solanki, a initial year learner hailing from Gujarat, allegedly died by *** on February 12 in IIT Bombay.
The CJI said incidents of suicides from marginalised communities are becoming average or ordinary or usual. “These numbers are not just statistics. They are stories sometimes of centuries of struggle. I believe that if we wish to address this issue the first step is to acknowledge and recognise the problem,” Justice Chandrachud said.
The Chief Justice said he has been emphasising on the health of lawyers and equally significant is the health of students. He further said not only must the knowledge acquired by learning course of study inculcate a signified of compassion among students but the leaders must also be having acute mental or emotional sensibility to their concerns.
“I think the issue of discrimination is directly linked to the lack of empathy in educational institutions,” Justice Chandrachud added.
As the Chief Justice of India, apart from juridical and administrative body of work his endeavor is also to confound lighter on the issues which come face to face with the society. “Therefore, promoting empathy must be the first step which education institutions ought to take,” he said.