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The Story of Caste and Indian Campuses

  Anoop Kumar His speech at the talk organised by the Ambedkarite Students' Association at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, held on 22nd December, 2014. The speech has been transcribed by Valliammal Karunakaran. My name is Anoop and I have been working on the issue of Dalit students in Indian campuses for almost 20 years now, first as a student then after completing my studies as an organizer. I have been...

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The Left and the Ambedkarite Movements need Debate and Unity

   Chintu Kumari (This open letter is her response to Chinmaya Mahanand's earlier letter to her) Dear friend Chinmay, I apologize for the delayed response. As you know I was very weak and unwell after the 16-day long hunger strike and under medication. Still, I don't feel completely well in terms of my health I attempt to write this considering the significance of our ongoing debate. At the outset itself, I would want to make...

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Workers of The World Unite- but those in Somalia & Attapadi stay back for we are Mallus

  Georgy Kuruvila Roy It seems like the dust has settled upon the Modi's Somalia remarks. But still an uneasy feeling continues to haunt us. It is as if something is still rotting after the competition is over and the winner was pronounced. The smell seems so strong that one is forced to look for the reason of this stinking odor. Finding it one has to sadly conclude that if there was...

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Events and Activism

Open letter to Shri UT Khader, Health Minister, Karnataka

Open letter to Shri UT Khader, Health Minister, Karnataka
    Sylvia Karpagam   Dear Sir,   It is good to see that you are very active and busy with many meetings and inauguration ceremonies. You get lots of attention from media and...
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Vedanta sponsored Jaipur Literature Festival disrupted in London

Vedanta sponsored Jaipur Literature Festival disrupted in London Vedanta sponsored Jaipur Literature Festival disrupted in London
  20th May 2016 A group of protesters from a wide range of organisations today disrupted the Jaipur Literature Festival at London's Southbank Centre, taking over the stage with their placards and...
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Why I stopped talking about reservations

Why I stopped talking about reservations Why I stopped talking about reservations
  Tejas Harad There was a time when I would defend reservations very vocally. I would post links and status updates on Facebook in favour of the policy and would passionately participate in the...
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'Rohith can die but no Dalit will be a hero'

'Rohith can die but no Dalit will be a hero'
  Rough translation of Rahul Sonpimple's (BAPSA, JNU) powerful speech outside SSS1, JNU on 10th May, on the hypocrisy of JNU left during the Academic Council Meeting, undermining the issues...
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Caste Violence in Raver: Using Ram to attack Ambedkarites

Caste Violence in Raver: Using Ram to attack Ambedkarites Caste Violence in Raver: Using Ram to attack Ambedkarites
  Vinay Shende In an incident that once again showed the gruesome nature of caste, on the 15th of April, during the Ramnavami procession, in the village Vivre Budruk, falling under Raver taluka...
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Perspective

If You Can’t Help One Pulaya Woman, What of the Entire SC Community?
10 Jan 2016 02:17 - Chitralekha E If You Can’t Help One Pulaya Woman, What of the Entire SC Community?

Chitralekha E    To,   The Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala   Complaint submitted by Chitralekha, Kunjimangalam Village, Edat   Sir,   I am an auto driver belonging to a Scheduled caste community.  I and my family sat on strike (Raapakal samaram)&nbs [ ... ]

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Current News

Faridabad villagers’ grief turns into anger, CBI to probe Dalit killings
28 Oct 2015 00:59 - anuFaridabad villagers’ grief turns into anger, CBI to probe Dalit killings

Prabhu Razdan A member of the Dalit family whose house was set on fire in Faridabad’s Ballabgarh. (PTI) Grief boiled over into anger on Wednesday in a Haryana village where two Dalit children were burnt alive as irate villagers blocked the Delhi-Agra highway, forcing the government to agree to [ ... ]

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Rights

India upholds Caste System at the UN
06 Apr 2016 14:43 - Amar KhadeIndia upholds Caste System at the UN


Amar Khade [A compilation of news and commentary] Recently the Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák, of United Nations Human Rights Council Published a report on minority issues. The report was presented and discussed in the UN Human Rights Council on 15th March 2016. The mandate of t [ ... ]

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Opinion

Gujarat withdraws books with ‘anti-Hindu’ Ambedkar remarks
14 Aug 2015 02:29 - kuffirGujarat withdraws books with ‘anti-Hindu’ Ambedkar remarks

  Kumar Anand, Parimal Dabhi Vadodara/Ahmedabad. The book was distributed in schools as part of Dr Ambedkar's 125th birth anniversary celebrations. The book, Rashtriya Mahapurush Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar, written in Gujarati by Dalit scholar P A Parmar, was selected by the state gover [ ... ]

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Heritage

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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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

'Slavery' by Mahatma Phule: Preface
11 Apr 2013 17:45 - Mahatma Phule'Slavery' by Mahatma Phule: Preface

'Slavery'  by  Mahatma Phule ~

Preface  by The Author Himself ~   "The day that reduces a man to slavery takes from him the half of his virtue,"
  - Homer. "Our system of Government in India is not calculated to raise the character of those subject to it, nor is  [ ... ]

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