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Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra

All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch

The violent nexus of caste and patriarchy has once again raised its hood in the form of increasing sexual violence against Dalit women in Haryana. Abused and broken, the survivors are still waiting for justice. The rest of India shamelessly continues to debate whether this is a caste issue? A gender issue? A moral issue? A chowmein issue? A political issue?

Clearly something has gone horribly wrong in our human consciousness if we as a country remain silent to such horrifying acts of violence committed against our young women.

While the legal battles and quest for justice will continue for the survivors and their families -­ All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch with associates and friends have planned to organize a State level Karwan in Haryana to build pressure on authorities to enforce the law and protect Dalit women.

Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra will commence on Nov.1, 2012 in front of Dr. B.R Ambedkar statue in Panipat, Haryana.

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Protest against Caste Discrimination in Educational Institutions

Protest against Caste Discrimination in Educational Institutions in New Delhi on 

11:30 am, 19th October, 2012 (Friday),

at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

The Commission [NCSC] should initiate Legal action, including the suspension from job, permissible under the law, including the prevention of Atrocities Against the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes,1989, against Dr. V.K. Sharma ,former Principal ; Dr. Shobha Das, HoD of Physiology; Dr. Jayashree Bhattachrjee, the present principal; and Dr. Raj Kapoor, Professor of Physiology and a Liaison Officer for resorting to caste based discrimination and neglecting of the duties assigned to them, not by omission, but by commissions

[Prof Mungekar Committee Report on caste discrimination in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi, P 18]

Dear Friends,

We all are aware of how the educational institutions have been discriminating the reserved category students, deliberately failing them in different subjects for years together. In recent past many such cases have been in highlight due to the strong resistance shown by the students against such discriminatory practices in their institutions like AIIMS, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, MAMC, KGMC (Lucknow), IITs, JNU etc.

In all such cases, it is seen that most of the times our students are being repeatedly failed by just 1 or 2 marks in some specific subjects for years and thus breaking their morale and branding them as "inferior"/ "incapable" forever.

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Protest demonstration against violence against women

As you are all aware, the rapes and sexual atrocities on women especially against Dalit women and the response to these heinous crimes by the Khap, some of the political leaders chave become more serious. This is very very objectionable and needs strong actions from all of us.

In order to express our solidarity to the women,the Dalit women, of Haryana and sustain the voice of protest and assertion, we are organising a protest demonstration in front of Haryana Bhawan, near Mandi House at 12 noon, tomorrow, Monday-15th Oct 2012.

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UGC NET 2012 results are completely caste biased

Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes

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Students from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi and SIO committee members are saying that UGC NET results of 2012 have forcibly denied JRF to eligible SC/ST/OBC students.

The cut-off marks for different categories in various subjects are revealing. In almost 14 subjects, the cut-off marks for OBCs are more than the cut-off marks for the General candidates, and the cut-off marks for SC/ST students in a couple of subjects are also higher than the cut-off for General Category students!

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Dalit Christians in favour of land reforms

New Delhi, Saturday, October 6, 2012:

Poor Christian Liberation Movement (PCLM), a Christian organization, supports the land reforms movement carried by P.V Rajgopal, Ekta Parishad.

R.L. Francis, President, PCLM is of the view that a legislation regarding the protection of water, forest and land is required if the government really wants to better the lives of tribal people.

Christian leader R. L. Francis says that ancient tribes are on the verge of extinction and suffering enormous problems. The UN Report: 'The status of the world's Indigenous People' says that in India tribal people are being displaced in the name of development. Poverty, disease, unemployment and illiteracy are major problems for the tribal population.

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A Seminar on Prof. Kancha Ilaiah’s Ideas and Thought

A Seminar on Prof. Kancha Ilaiah's Ideas and Thought

on 5th October, 2012, in Osmania University

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Venue: ICSSR Hall, Library building, Osmania University

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Thaan Dalit Mahasammelan

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At the Thaan Dalit Mahasammelan held on October 2, close to 50,000 dalit community members gathered in Thangadh town to protest the killing of three youths in police firing on September 22 and 23.

Speaking on the occasion, Raju Solanki, Dalit rights activist said:

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