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#India- Why there are so few senior Dalit bureaucrats

Vinay Sitapati , Indian Express Since they are in the bottom half of the merit list of the UPSC exam, they are likely to be under-represented in senior government service decades later Here’s a fact you can’t tear up in Parliament…. Continue Reading →

Karnataka Women Groups write to CJ Karnataka #Bhaktavasala

    To The Hon’ble Chief Justice High Court of Karnataka     Hon’ble Chief Justice Shri Vikramjit Sen,   We are writing to you in the context of the recent media reports regarding Hon’ble Justice Bhaktavatsala’s verbal comments in… Continue Reading →

Turban Legend- Shivaji underground in Bhimnagar- Shanta Gokhale #Sunday Reading

Turban legend SEPARATING THE BEST FROM THE BANAL ON MUMBAI’S CULTURESCAPE Mumbai Mirror The play is in Marathi, the title is in English. Marathi theatre loves this combo. But the title is not your innocuous All the Best or Lovebirds…. Continue Reading →

Why have we banished our own brethren?

SHURA DARAPURI, in The Hindu On the eve of the moving of the Draft Constitution in 1949, Dr. Ambedkar expressed his insurmountable fear over the existing inequalities in Indian society. He observed: “On 26th Jan 1950 we are going to… Continue Reading →

Release Abhay Sahoo: Free India

By K. P. Sasi 28 February, 2012 Countercurrents.org I do not know whether we won the freedom of this subcontinent called India because of Gandhi or Ambedkar. While thousands of people worked selflessly for the freedom that you and I… Continue Reading →

A film with a difference – Priyanka Borpujari

28, Januray 2012, The Hindu It took 14 years to make the 200-minute-long documentary “Jai Bhim Comrade” on Dalits. Director Anand Patwardhan explains why. On January 9, in the bylanes of Byculla‘s BIT Chawl, a documentary was premiered after sundown…. Continue Reading →

MGNREGA Worker Jagu Bhuiyan’s Suicide case

(Report of the 4 member Fact Finding team from Jharkhand NREGA Watch)   Karmatand, Panchayat Hotai, Block Panki, Dist. Palamau, Jharkhand. A 55 year old Dalit man, Jagu Bhuiyan hung himself from a tree in his farm on the night… Continue Reading →

CASTE AND CREDIT THE JAI BHIM SAGA

  Anand Patwardhans new documentary,14 years in the making,is on the continuing struggle of the Dalit community in Maharashtra Jyoti Punwani Garbage,slums,weather-beaten faces talking with pride and anger;above all full-throated songs recounting the life of Bhimrao Ambedkar and all the… Continue Reading →

Brutal Attack and Sexual Abuse on six Dalit women

On 09/12/2011, Friday, an upper caste mob brutally attacked Six Dalit Women namely 1) Smt Manju Devi, w/o Satan Sada, 2) Smt Dulari Devi w/o Kainu Sada; 3) Smt Parodevi w/o Ramnath Sada, 4) Smt Pabiya Devi w/o Tarani Sada… Continue Reading →

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