Dalit Rights

The Quest For Human Rights Was The Essence Of Dr Ambedkar’s Life

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 01, July 2016

A presentation made at London School of Economics on 16th June 2016 in the conference organised by Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhists organisations, UK in collaboration with London School of Economics to commemorate 100 years of Dr Ambedkar's association with London School of Economics. It is a privilege to be able to speak to you on this historic occasion to commemora

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Dalits’ dream of Pakistan

  0 comments   |     by Tahir Mehdi on 20, May 2016

A group of Pakistani Dalits in Mirpurkhas gathered at their town hall recently. They vowed to initiate a movement to assert their distinct political identity, and fight for their communities’ rights. The word ‘dalit’ literally means ‘oppressed people’; it has been in use since the 19th century to describe communities that fall outside of the four-caste Hindu

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Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis And Development

  0 comments   |     by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 19, May 2016

Paper presented by Dr, B. R. Ambedkar in the Anthropology Seminar of Dr. A. A. Goldenweizer at The Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. on 9th May 1916 - Source: Indian Antiquary, May 1917, Vol. XLI On the 100th anniversary of the presentation of Dr. Ambedkar's seminal paper "Castes In India: Their Mechanism, Genesis and Development" we are republishing it as a tribute to h

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Violence as a Spectacle: The Dalit Question By Parvin Sultana

  0 comments   |     by Parvin Sultana on 18, May 2016

While many have been euphoric that our great nation has moved beyond caste, frequent cases of caste violence prove otherwise. Dalits who were made to bear the brunt of untouchability are placed at the lowest rung of the social ladder and are often victims of the worst kind of atrocities. While formal laws banning untouchability and prevention of atrocities have been passed to s

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India Jat protests: Curfews after caste violence flares

  4 comments   |     by BBC News on 20, February 2016

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A Tale Of Two Temples

  0 comments   |     by B.F. Firos on 11, February 2016

A Tale Of Two Temples By B.F. Firos In Utter Pradesh, Mohammed Akhlaq was killed following a call from a temple. Thousands of kilometers away, in a village in Kerala, a temple shut down for two days as a mark of respect over the death of a Muslim youth. Shabeer was bludgeoned to death in broad daylight by a band of youngsters and the gory scenes were videographed too. His

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Horrendous Case Of Atrocity Inflicted On A Dalit Child In UP -INDIA

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat on 25, January 2016

It was 9 am in the morning of December 28th. Jamuna Devi and her husband Mahendra Gautam had gone out for their usual daily wage work in Maharajganj block of district Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh. Eight years old Shivam did not go to his school that day. His five years old sister was with him at their nondescript residence. The family belonged to Chamar community, one of the biggest

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Why are India's Dalit students taking their lives?

  0 comments   |     by Soutik Biswas BBC Delhi on 25, January 2016

"My birth is my fatal accident...I always was rushing. Desperate to start a life... I am not sad. I am just empty. Unconcerned about myself. That's pathetic. And that's why I am doing this." These are excerpts from the last letter - "this kind of letter for the first time" - that Rohith Vemula, a PhD student at the Hyderabad Central University wrote before he killed himself on Sunday.

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Rohith Vemula Is Alive

  9 comments   |     by Rahul S Garde on 24, January 2016

Rohith Vemula Is Alive By Adv.Rahul S Gade 22 January, 2016 The world's largest democratic nation has once again shown its despicable fangs of inhumanity. The story of Rohith is no different from those who committed suicides in past. Every year at least 4 Dalit students’ suicides are reported from premier educational institutes of IIT, MBBS, Engineering, etc due to ca

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Book review- Dalit Advasis and Liberalization

  0 comments   |     by Economic nad Political weekly on 31, December 2015

BOOK REVIEW Dalit, Adivasis And Liberalization The book under review is 'Homo Heirarchicus and Liberalisation' - a remarkable compendium of empirical research and painstaking analysis of India’s post-liberalised matrix of social stratification and political economy. It comes as a sequel to Barbara Harris White’s earlier work India Working, and &ld

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