Dalit Rights

Dalits-Adivasis and The Land Rights

  0 comments   |     by SR Darapuri on 08, November 2016

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Holy cows, ‘unclean’ Indians

  0 comments   |     by Latha Jishnu on 02, September 2016

The writer is a journalist based in New Delhi. SOME years ago, Narendra Jadhav whom I interviewed soon after he was appointed to the Planning Commission of India, presented me with a family biography called Untouchables which had become a bestseller internationally. The opening chapter is a searing account of how Jadhav’s father Damu flees to Bombay to escape the brutal abuse he f

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Six Dalit/Adivasis Including A Child Killed In Fake Encounter In Kandhamal

  0 comments   |     by admin on 26, July 2016

In continuing war on its own people security forces in Kandhamal district of Odisha state in India killed six poor Adivasi and Dalit labourers. Four others have been seriously injured by CRPF firing in Malapanga forest under Tumudibandha police limits. They were returning from Balliguda ,( the block and Sub-Divisional head quarter of their village Gungudmaha under Parampanka G.P) with others af

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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

  6 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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