Features

Camouflaged Homicides

  Bobby Kunhu "My Birth is My Fatal Accident" Rohith Vemula As a law student I was obsessive about Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which defines attempt to commit suicide as a crime and prescribes a punishment of up to one year along with fine. I believed that the section was unconstitutional and inconsistent, being contradictory to the structure of the criminal justice system. My engagement and strong opinion about this...

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An Inquest into the Death of Rohith Vemula

   Panchendra Kumar Naik "Pankaj" Abstract: The article is an attempt to conduct an inquest into the tragic suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar at the University of Hyderabad. It argues why the death must not be analysed in isolation and hence calls for a framework by considering a broader socio-political context that guides such fatal consequences. It examines the role of persistent caste dominance on the survival of Dalit Bahujan...

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Dalits and Social Media

  Sanket Garud Since the commencement of social networking and its popularization in India, the Indian masses have successfully exploited it, so much so that today we are the third largest online population in the world with 73.9 million people. Out of all, this has benefitted the marginalized communities the most. The Dalit community which arguably is under-represented in the Indian mainstream media, with the awakening of platforms like Twitter and Facebook,...

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Events and Activism

What's in a surname?

What's in a surname? What's in a surname?
  Tejas Harad We are a caste society. Everybody has a caste here. Castes are classified in four varnas: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra (in descending order of hierarchy), but there is a...
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National SC Commission reprimands EFLU Administration: VC summoned to Delhi

National SC Commission reprimands EFLU Administration: VC summoned to Delhi National SC Commission reprimands EFLU Administration: VC summoned to Delhi
  DABMSA EC April 19, 2016. Today, members of the EFL University administration responded to the summons by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Koonal Duggal and other students from EFLU...
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Left-Ambedkarite Unity can’t be built on the Carcasses of Social Justice

Left-Ambedkarite Unity can’t be built on the Carcasses of Social Justice
  BAPSA JNU, New Delhi Murder of Social Justice: The Unity of Left and Ambedkarites can't be built on the Carcasses of Social Justice The revolutionary pretentious red brigade, once again, exposed...
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Press Release from SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers, UoH regarding attack on Mr. Koonal Duggal in EFLU

Press Release from SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers, UoH regarding attack on Mr. Koonal Duggal in EFLU
  UoH SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers We, The SC/ST faculty Forum and Concerned Teachers from the University of Hyderabad strongly condemn the attack on Mr. Koonal Duggal while he...
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Jotiba Phule: Sine Qua Non for Social Revolution

Jotiba Phule: Sine Qua Non for Social Revolution
  Manikanta Bahujan BAPSA (Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association), JNU "There cannot be a 'nation' worth the name until and unless all the people of the land of King Bali - such as Shudras...
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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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