The Chief Justice of India, DY Chandrachud, expressed concern over the increasing incidents of suicide among students from marginalized sections, particularly Dalit and Adivasi communities . He attributed the rise to discrimination resulting from a lack of empathy. The statement highlights the urgent need to address the underlying issues of social exclusion and discrimination faced by these communities in India’s education system.
Meanwhile, on the legal front, Bar & Bench Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan is hiring a principal/senior associate in Delhi, while Bar & Bench Water and Shark Legal LLP is seeking associates and senior associates in Mumbai. The office of former judicial officer Gaurav Datta is also looking for a junior associate . Interested candidates can check out their website for more details.
In the United States, a study revealed that between 2007 and 2016, the overall suicide rate among 5 to 19-year-olds in the highest-poverty communities was 3.35 per 100,000, compared to 3.18 in the lowest-poverty communities . The results suggest that poverty may contribute to an increased risk of youth suicide, highlighting the importance of addressing social determinants of health in vulnerable populations.
Overall, the news articles provide a glimpse of the socio-economic and legal landscape in India and the United States in relation to marginalized communities and youth suicide. They underscore the need for a more inclusive and equitable approach to education, employment, and health, and for addressing the root causes of social exclusion and discrimination.