Dalit Rights

Disowning Actions But Owning Ideology: RSS And Gujarat Events

  0 comments   |     by T Navin on 11, May 2017

It has now become a pattern for RSS to disown its own actions which emanate from its divisive Hindutva mindset. The RSS plays the game of association and disassociation. It associates with masses and its own saffron network and spreads hatred through multiple ways till an event occurs. It continues to promote a divisive mindset till then. However, as protests arise and their actions become unpo

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A Country Filled With Anti-Nationals! - If fighting for Dalits

  0 comments   |     by K P Sasi on 10, March 2017

If fighting for Dalits, minorities, women, workers is being called anti national then yes we are the proud Anti -Nationals I thought the Muslims were the only anti nationals in this country. But I was mistaken. Earlier, thousands of people including even women and children who were questioning Koodankulam nuclear plant were declared as anti nationals. They are not the only ones

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Marginalized Dalit Communities - Journey Fraught with Struggle

  0 comments   |     by News on 13, February 2017

In the late 1840s, Savitribai Phule embarked upon a mission previously unheard of in the cultural and customary landscape of some peoples of the yet-to-become Indian Union. Having been educated on an equal footing with her husband, Jyotirao Phule, the Dalit couple used education as a fulcrum for social change. Savitribai became the first headmistress of the first girls’ school in Pune. In

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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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