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Hello, 2020! Dalits burying departed along roadside for the last 50 years

POSTED ON JANUARY 14, 2020 In a petition, one of the residents of the village, alleged that around 50 Dalit families in the village, mostly Christians, are denied a burial ground by those belonging to dominant communities. TIRUPUR: Claiming that… Continue Reading →

India – The Importance of a Caste-Based Census

Written by Tanoj Meshram Published on 11 January 2020 Tanoj Meshram (The Maharashtra assembly, on the initiative of its speaker Mr. Nana Patole – who is also an important OBC leader of the Congress in Maharashtra – has passed a resolution on January… Continue Reading →

Savitribai Phule, the revolutionary who still inspires millions

Women and LGBTQI+ groups in several cities organised a National March to protest against the CAA-NRC-NPR on Savitribai Phule’s 189th birth anniversary. Sonal Kellogg As the fight to preserve India’s Constitution rages on, with students at the forefront bravely taking… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon: Lakhs assemble for Dalit pride in 2020

POSTED ON JANUARY 3, 2020 According to the police, the celebrations this year were peaceful as Dalit youngsters raised slogans like “Ekach Saheb Babasaheb” and “Jai Bhim” reverberated in the air much to the delight of visitors to Bhima Koregaon… Continue Reading →

India – Why is Periyar not taught in Indian schools and colleges?

Vidya Bhushan Rawat Iconic statue of EVR Periyar at the Periyar Thidal. His powerful presence in the Dravidian land ensured that the hate-mongering caste supremacists remained out of the power game in Tamil Nadu. But now, the Tamil land is… Continue Reading →

For Women Safai Karamcharis, ‘Liberation’ is Manual Scavenging with a Makeover

With no alternate sources of income, ‘liberated’ women manual scavengers work on contract with municipal corporations as sweepers and cleaners, often cleaning waste with their hands. Rakhi Bose | News18.com@theotherboseUpdated:December 18, 2019, 11:40 AM IST Women sanitation workers and families of male… Continue Reading →

Dalit man thrashed by goons for selling ‘biryani’ in Greater Noida

The victim, identified as 43-year-old Lokesh, is reportedly living hand-to-mouth by selling the food item on his ‘Thela’ (moveable food stall/cart). Published: 15th December 2019 05:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th December By ANI GREATER NOIDA: A poor vendor reportedly belonging to the Dalit… Continue Reading →

Will withdraw Bhima Koregaon cases- Uddhav Thackeray

Will withdraw Koregaon Bhima cases: Uddhav Prafulla Marpakwar & Swati Deshpande TNN Mumbai: CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday assured a delegation of NCP leaders comprising cabinet members Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal and legislator Prakash Gajbhiye that criminal cases filed… Continue Reading →

World’s Sewage Workers ‘Underpaid, Sidelined and Risking their Lives’

By James Reinl (L-R) Somappa, 52, Muniraju, 37, and Kaverappa, 54, finish manually emptying a pit, in Bangalore, India in August 2019. Courtesy: WaterAid/ CS Sharada Prasad/ Safai Karmachari Kavalu Samiti UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 2019 (IPS) – People who empty out sewage… Continue Reading →

Punjab: Dalit Man Who Was Thrashed & Forced to Drink Urine Dies

A 37-year-old Dalit man, who was mercilessly thrashed and forced to drink urine in Punjab’s Sangrur district, succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, 16 November, morning at a hospital, police said. “He succumbed to his injuries at the Post Graduate… Continue Reading →

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