Sushant Rohilla was a 21-year-old BA LLB student of Amity University, who was allegedly debarred from college due to low attendance. On Sunday, his mother came back home and found Sushant hanging from the fan in his room. There was a suicide note that begged for forgiveness for having failed as a brother and son.
In the wake of this unfathomable tragedy, All India Bakchod's member, Rohan Joshi shared his own story of abuse by a professor in a series of tweets. Joshi's powerful tweets had only one intention - to let the abused know that whatever is happening to them is not right and they should not take it lightly.
AIB put up Joshi's tweets on their Facebook page.
Since Joshi's tweets, a lot of people including comedians Tanmay Bhat and Aditi Mittal came forth to share their own harrowing experiences.
@mojorojo A friend of mine aced all other subjects but kept failing in one because he once pointed out an error during a lecture.— N (@coderzombie) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo Damn. I had a teacher who was recently divorced who made me do 100 situps with badly skinned knees. Couldn't walk for a week— Meownologue. (@HighHeelsWaali) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo Discovered once a teacher used to call me Genda behind my back— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo I was asked to sit in the library once (alone) till midnight as punishment because I was hanging out in the premises beyond 4 pm.— NavD (@NavdhaD) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo The sexism in my college knocked the wind out of me.1st day ragging: senior threatened 2 rape n kill me n throw me in the lake (1)— Moen (@MnsnSen) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo told prof n she said 'this happens. Let me know if it gets worse.' Senior's gang followed me 4 weeks, circled bikes around me.— Moen (@MnsnSen) August 16, 2016
@mojorojo My teacher used to say things like 'She is an OBC. That's how they are' in ref to my best friend. In front of everyone.— Gayatri (@gayatrikotbagi) August 16, 2016
As a student- I had teachers who hated me (duh), 1 gave me 1/100 in English Lit (the 1 subj. I knew) coz I had "numbered the answers wrong"— Aditi Mittal (@awryaditi) August 16, 2016
It is safe to say that Rohan and Sushant were not the only ones to face such bullying and discrimination from college authorities and/or seniors, it is in fact quite an epidemic.
As Joshi mentions, if one is facing such harassment, they must talk to someone about it and seek help.