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INIDIAN DELEGATION VISITED KATAS RAJ 2016

INIDIAN DELEGATION VISITED KATAS RAJ 2016

March 2016 Katas Raj is located in the salt range 18 miles South of Chakwal.  Katas mandir has a historical importance for Hindus which is found in the ‘Mahabaharat” (Holy Book of Hindus). Legend has it that when Sati Wife of Lord Shiv died he cried so much and for so long that his tears […]

INHUMAN PRACTICE OF MANUAL SCAVENGING IN INDIA

INHUMAN PRACTICE OF MANUAL SCAVENGING IN INDIA

Manual scavenging is a term used in India which refers to unsafe, undignified and inhuman way of removal of untreated human excreta using brooms and tin plates usually without personal protective equipment. These excreta is piled in baskets and carried on head. In India even today scavengers and sweepers are employed to carry out the […]

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The Evolution of Kanhaiya Kumar A student leader

The Evolution of Kanhaiya Kumar A student leader

Kanhaiya Kumar is the current President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union. He is also a leader of the All India Student Federation (AISF), the student wing of the Communist Party of India (CPI). In February 2016, he was arrested and charged with sedition by the Delhi police for allegedly raising anti-India slogans in a […]

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Dalits, women and poor are the only oppressed groups

Dalits, women and poor are the only oppressed groups

It has become quite boring – this talk of minorities being oppressed in India and living in fear. Those who talk like this, are the ones who have absolutely no clue of what is happening in India and how. Or maybe they are taking the flow of rhetorical information on the Internet too seriously. There […]

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Current scenario of Dalit women in India

Current scenario of Dalit women in India

Manjula Pradeep Dalit women are placed at the absolute bottom of the social hierarchy in India as they face systemic and structural discrimination threefold: as Dalits, as poor, and as women. The population of Dalit women in India as per the 2011, National Census is 9.79 crore which is 48.59% to the total Dalit population in India. […]

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Coping with Exclusions the Non-Political Way

Coping with Exclusions the Non-Political Way

Since the early days of independence, much transformation has taken place in the condition of the depressed classes, untouchables, harijans, scheduled castes, backwards, and Dalits. Use whatever euphemism to identify the lower segments of caste in India, the spread of education, opportunities for political participation and the possibility of having a government job ensured that […]

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Disadvantages of being a Dalit Woman

Disadvantages of being a Dalit Woman

To be a woman is a disadvantage; to be a Dalit woman is a double disadvantage. Her sex is her great disadvantage. The world is a patriarchal world, primarily.

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Learning from Babasaheb Ambedkar’s engagement with the question of social justice

Learning from Babasaheb Ambedkar’s engagement with the question of social justice

We are assembled here to celebrate the birth anniversary of a great man whose greatness was realised by the people of south Asia only in the last two decades or so. Therein lies the story of Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s prescience in being able to focus on the question of social justice. No one other than […]

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Understanding Untouchability in Gujarat

Understanding Untouchability in Gujarat

This study was undertaken in  1589 villages from 12 districts of Gujarat with 5462 respondents. The basic objectives behind the study was: To refute the belief that untouchability is limited to remote and economically underdeveloped corners of India. To educate indian society about these practices and to initiate an informed national and international debate on […]

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An interview with Christophe Jaffrelot on Indian politics, communalism and Dalit movement

An interview with Christophe Jaffrelot on Indian politics, communalism and Dalit movement

Lack of strong Dalit movement in Gujarat gives RSS-VHP-BJP a free run Interviewed by Anoop Kumar, Insight Young Voices magazine. June 15, 2009. You have been consistently writing on the rise of Hindu nationalism in the country. Recently, we all saw Tehelka’s expose´ of the involvement of the State in the Gujarat pogrom. The whole […]

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