Dalit Rights

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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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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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

  0 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 29, November 2015

MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma  It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief m

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MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION

  0 comments   |     by Meena Varma on 29, November 2015

MODI’S VISIT TO UK- AN EVALUATION Meena Varma It was easy to forget, as streams of early arrivals battled through driving hail and wind to reach the stadium, that the man they were flocking to see was barred from Britain for a decade until 2012, following riots in Gujarat in which 2,000 Muslims died. The Hindu nationalist Modi was chief mini

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India's Arundhati Roy returns National Award

  0 comments   |     by Dawn on 05, November 2015

NEW DELHI: Renowned South Asian writer Arundhati Roy on Thursday issued a statement explaining her decision to return the 1989 National Award she received for Best Screenplay, saying, "I want to make it clear that I am not returning this award because I am 'shocked' by what is being called the 'growing intolerance' being fostered by the present government." She goes on to clarify her statement:

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Insurgencies in India

  0 comments   |     by Paul Staniland on 04, November 2015

India is often hailed as a triumph of democracy in a poor, multi ethnic society. This success must be qualified by the armed challenges to the Indian state that have regularly erupted and endured during its modern history. India’s future holds more internal conflict. The Naxalite challenge poses a serious threat to the state’s reach in large areas of the interio

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