Features

Shrinking Space in JNU: A Study of Dalits

Shrinking Space in JNU: A Study of Dalits

  Jadumani Mahanand A University is supposed to be a centre of learning, which would allow critical thinking with experiments, innovations, discoveries, and an open space for debate, discussion, dialogue and criticism. University is not only a place to develop knowledge or to have intellectual persuasion but to revolutionize the conservative socio, economic and politics to build an egalitarian, enlightend, inclusive society.Is it the case in Indian universities? What are the differences...

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Index of Articles in Features

  2016 ~ Indian society is the very centre of fascism: Sunny M. Kapicadu by Sunny M. Kapicadu ~ A Discourse called Dignity: Notes from Kashmir by Pushpendra Johar ~ Annihilation of Discrimination Against Dalits by Lalit Kumar ~ 'What happened to Dalits?' by Dharmaraj Kumar ~ The cow as a tool of politics against Dalits by Gurinder Azad ~ Violence of Brahminism Against Dalits by Jadumani Mahanand ~ Education as an instrument against Caste: Contemporary challenges by Rajesh Chandra Kumar ~ Covering Dalit atrocities in a savarna...

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The impossibility of being Sunil Yadav II

The impossibility of being Sunil Yadav II

  Sunil Yadav talks to Vinay Shende: Continued from here. I used to attend classes in the day and work in the night since it was a full-time course. It was tough managing my family, work and studies. Yet I realized that it was a great opportunity being provided to me, and it was for a brighter future. I would sleep for only about 3-4 hours a day. My wife and mother worried...

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Events and Activism

Demand for dismissal of Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and apologies for insulting the tribal community

Demand for dismissal of Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and apologies for insulting the tribal community Demand for dismissal of Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi and apologies for insulting the tribal community
  Talastarada Vedike  Kiran Bedi, Ex IAS officer, an active member of a political party and Puducherry Lt Governor, has insulted and condemned de-notified tribes by tweeting on 2 nd August:"Ex-criminal...
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#Caste is not a rumour: The online diary of Rohith Vemula

#Caste is not a rumour: The online diary of Rohith Vemula #Caste is not a rumour: The online diary of Rohith Vemula
  Round Table India  #Caste is not a rumour: The online diary of Rohith Vemula is a collection of Mr. Vemula's online writing. The book, which is over 40,000 words, includes most of his Facebook...
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Maya Bansode: A story of assertion

Maya Bansode: A story of assertion Maya Bansode: A story of assertion
  Yogesh Maitreya Latur is one of the districts in the state of Maharashtra. Not many of us know about it. Some of us may know it and that too for the destructive earthquake that took place there...
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Zambia, India and London Protest Against Vedanta AGM

Zambia, India and London Protest Against Vedanta AGM Zambia, India and London Protest Against Vedanta AGM
  Foil Vedanta 29th July 2016 * Angry protests across Zambia and India in run up to Vedanta's London AGM on Friday. * Tribals and Dalit Bahujans protest beating and murder of activists resisting...
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Perspective

Can we bring up kids telling them not to fall in love with someone from another caste?
11 Jul 2016 17:01 - Radhika SudhakarCan we bring up kids telling them not to fall in love with someone from another caste?

  Radhika Sudhakar In the Swathi murder case, as mainstream media increasingly plays the role of judge and jury, while evidence gathering, judgement based on facts and adherence to the rule of law takes a back seat, it does immense disservice to the victim's rights as well as the accused [ ... ]

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Rights

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016: Responses From the Trans & Intersex Communities
08 Aug 2016 15:20 - Nirangal, Orinam, Sampoorna Working Group and the Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender SamitiThe Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016: Responses From the Trans & Intersex Communities


The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 has been introduced by the Government in Lok Sabha this session. While we have all been waiting for legislation for protection of trans rights, this draft bill is a massively diluted, criminalizing and pathologising text while standing o [ ... ]

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Educate, Agitate, Organize

Mayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue
03 Mar 2016 10:26 - Karishma ChoudharyMayawati on the Rohith Vemula issue

  Statement released by the Bahujan Samaj Party at its Central OFfice In New Delhi on Monday, February 29, 2016. Translated from Hindi by Karishma Choudhary. Ms. Mayawati ji's Statement in the Rajya Sabha   • The single member Judicial Inquiry Commission -- which was co [ ... ]

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Dr. Ambedkar

From the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat
01 Oct 2015 14:10 - Dr. AmbedkarFrom the pages of Bahishkrit Bharat

  Bahishkrit Bharat (Untouchable India) The following is from an editorial (translated from Marathi) written by Babasaheb Ambedkar for one of the issues of the newspaper Bahishkrit Bharat published in 1927! This translation was first published in July 2010 by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research I [ ... ]

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