Return of Bali -- Resurgent Fete

[Via Prashant Kamla]

bali_gaddar

Read more...

Dalits win their rights in Monjanur

Joshua Isaac

mojanur_1_copy

On 21 September, 2012, Dalits of Monjanur village, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu, retrieved their right to burial grounds that had been been denied to them for past several years by caste hindus.

Read more...

80 years of Poona Pact

[Via Maheshwar Raj]

All India Confederation of SC / ST Organizations

Headed by Dr. Udit Raj, National Chairman

and

K. Maheshwar Raj, A.P., State President

Invites One and All to the

Brain Storming Session

On 24.09.2012 @ 05 : 00 P.M

@ Press Club, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Read more...

Meeting to support Dalit students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College

Meeting to support our students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, and to demand implementation of Prof Mungekar's Report, at 4.00 p.m., on 22nd September, Saturday, at Sutluj Hostel Mess, JNU

(Message from Anoop Kumar, Insight Foundation)

Dear Friends,

I am writing this note regarding enormous caste discrimination faced by Dalit & Adivasi medical students at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), New Delhi.

As some of you might be aware that on 6th September, the National Commission of Scheduled Caste (NCSC) has come out with Prof. Mungekar Committee report on the medical college that clearly depicts the level of caste discrimination faced by our students at VMMC.

Our students have been deliberately failed so much so that many of them have to leave the course in between.Since last three years some of the Dalit students from VMMC led by Manish Kumar have been fighting against the discrimination both in and outside the campus.

Read more...

Help keep a dalit magazine alive

Help Keep Dalit Murasu Alive-- An Appeal

Dear friends

I write this to solicit your support for sustaining a 15 year old Tamil monthly that has consistently reported on dalit politics, culture and activism from Tamil Nadu. This is Dalit Murasu, published from Chennai. With Punitha Pandian as editor and a team of people supporting it, by way of writing, photography, design, the monthly is one of its kind. It has taken a dalit lens to questions of economic, social and political injustice, and in turn, sought to link dalit concerns to the concerns articulated by various peoples' movements.

Dalit Murasu has also set new standards in political journalism: it is well-designed, the articles are carefully proof-read and the monthly has featured a range of expressions: interviews with dalit leaders, activists, cultural actors, book reviews, translations of important documents to do with dalit concerns into Tamil, translations from dalit writings available in English, coverage of important large scale events, including events in central India, the Gujarat carnage, Koodangulam, the war in Sri Lanka, on the Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989 (a series of articles that discussed the act, case law etc), articles on dalit history... Further, it carries every month an extract from Dr Ambedkar's writings. Dalit Murasu has also published the Tamil translation of The Annihilation of Caste, among other things.

Read more...

Judges on Concept of Equality Under the Constitution

Nagesh Chaudhary

On 8th September, 2012, a memorial lecture was organised in Mumbai under the auspices of 'Adv. N L Belekar memorial lecture' series. The speaker was ex-supreme court judge B.N. Srikrishna. The subject was 'Concept of Equality under the Constitution'. J M Shah, chief justice of Bombay high court presided over the function.

Three judges of the Bombay high court spoke on the occasion. J M Shah speaking on the subject has quoted many cases during the course of his tenure as an advocate and judge. But surprisingly, he cited a verse from Manusmriti which according to him professes equality. He also gave the names of Rig Veda and Atharva Veda for advocating equality.

Read more...

Rally and Burning the Effigy of Central & TN Govts

DABMSA, PDSU and AISF request you all to support and join the Rally and Burning the Effigy of Central & TN Govts to stop the police brutality on the peaceful protesters in Koodankulam Nuclear Project.

'Friends in the media have reported that all top police brass have gathered in Koodankulam to chalk out a strategy to wipe out the movement. According to the media sources, intelligence officials are reporting that two women police are missing and are untraceable. Villagers say that no policepersons have been taken hostage. It is feared that this rumour is being used to fuel public opinion against the protestors and to justify any repressive action by the police against villagers. In this context, to pre-empt any untoward incident, Mr. S.P. Udayakumar has announced that key leaders of the movement will surrender tonight at Koodankulam Police Station in the presence of prominent political leaders.'

Read more...

Other Related Articles

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha - Women's Liberation through the Manusmriti?
Sunday, 20 August 2017
  Obed Manwatkar Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is a movie produced by Reliance Entertainment owned by Mr. Ambani, one of the main corporate sponsors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme of the... Read More...
Forging the New Indian 'Genius': the RSS roadmap
Saturday, 19 August 2017
  N. Sukumar and Shailaja Menon I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity ~  B.R. Ambedkar The RSS-BJP combine has fine tuned its political strategy and chameleon... Read More...
Muslim and Pasmanda education: Affirmative Action issues
Thursday, 17 August 2017
  Naaz Khair Muslim population (172 million) is the second largest in the Country, followed by Christian (27 million) and Sikh (20 million) populations (see Table 1). Muslim literacy rates and... Read More...
"Don’t guide us, we know what to speak": The Dalit women of Kabirnagar
Monday, 14 August 2017
  Pradnya Jadhav I had been waiting for a long time to meet Jamanabai and her daughter Sangita, and today I was going to meet them. Almost everyone who I have met in the past few days regarding... Read More...
Why Not Janeu Under My Kurta?
Wednesday, 09 August 2017
  Rahmath EP Lipstick Under My Burkha is a ‘by the Brahmin for the Brahmin' movie to propagate the Savarna definition of the ‘oppressed women’. The whole movie gives you a clear picture of... Read More...

Recent Popular Articles

Nilesh Khandale's short film Ambuj - Drop the pride in your caste
Saturday, 29 April 2017
Gaurav Somwanshi Nilesh Khandale’s debut short movie, ‘Ambuj’ seeks to shed light on some of the most pervasive but less talked about elements of the Indian caste society. Working as an Event... Read More...
Ram Nath Kovind is not a Dalit, Dalit is a Spring of Political Consciousness
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
  Saidalavi P.C. The propaganda minister in Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels was so sharp in his thinking that we have come to quote his famous aphorism regarding the plausibility of a lie being... Read More...
On Making a Documentary Film about Bhima Koregaon
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  Somnath Waghamare Dear friends, Jai Bhim. Finally, my documentary film on Bhima Koregaon has been completed with your kind support. In the last six months of my filmmaking journey, I have had... Read More...
Civic Education for the Oppressed and the Oppressors: How different it should be
Saturday, 01 April 2017
  S Karthikeyan A young 27 years old Muthukrishnan Jeevanantham aka Rajini Krish who was pursuing Ph.D. in Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) allegedly committed suicide on Monday, March 14,... Read More...
The Bridge of Migration: Introducing a tongue that wasn't 'chiselled by school'
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
  Round Table India We publish here an excerpt from the newly released collection of poetry by Yogesh Maitreya titled The Bridge of Migration. Following is the introduction by Kuffir, Editor of... Read More...