Reactions to the suicide of a Dalit student

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does it matter
what the caste is
does a junkie need it
you or me,
up goes the ladder
down goes the spine,
body and all.

someone commits suicide
and you say it's a somersault, he's playing
little games you say.

so if there was a mass suicide
(no not just farmers, boys and girls
researchers, students, teachers)
because they assailed the High Priest
then how many times
will we let the mouse loose
so that the cat can play
the music
and watch

(Reactions to the suicide of a Dalit student, and what followed)