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Community mourns suicide of University of Hyderabad student

On the evening of Jan. 27, Stanford students and community members gathered in White Plaza to mourn the death of Rohit Vemula, a student at the University of Hyderabad in India who committed suicide earlier this month. Vemula was a Dalit, a member of a lower caste in India that suffers from discrimination and oppression. Attendees of the vigil and teach-in in White Plaza discussed the caste system in India and oppression of Dalits in particular.