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An Appeal from Sakya Hostels

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Visuddhaloka Welfare Association,

Manali New Town, Chennai

Greetings with love and compassion!

We are obliged for all your support to the Sakya hostels, without which it would not have been possible to turn this dream into a reality. In the year 2005, the people of Karuna Trust, UK came forward to support the Tsunami affected Dalit (Scheduled Caste) children who did not receive due attention during the relief and rehabilitation work undertaken by the NGOs and government. With Karuna Trust support through Trailokya Bauddha Mahasangha Sahayaka Gana (TBMSG), Nagpur, two hostels, one for 25 boys and one for 25 girls, were started in Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.

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Remove BUDDHA from ICON shoe designs!

[Via Rajesh Suthari]

Dear All,

Request you to sign the petition to 'Remove Buddha from Icon shoe designs'.

The world respects Buddha. There are millions of people who are strong followers of Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the preacher of Humanity. Disrespecting Buddha means disrespecting humanity. I kindly request the US Government and American Apparel & Footwear Association and Icon Shoes Company to recall every merchandise sold with Buddha's image and stop not only selling such merchandises but also manufacture of such products.

Please go to the 'Go Petition' site and sign the petition and share it widely. 

Protest Demonstration at Uttar Pradesh Bhawan

On Saturday, August 4th, 2012, from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

at Uttar Pradesh Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi

Ever since SP came to power in UP in March 2012, ruthless onslaught on Dalits Bahujans is perpetuated with alarming speed. Having scrapped welfare and empowering schemes meant for marginalised sections of the society, the UP government changed the names of eight districts dedicated to the revolutionaries of social transformation and self-respect movement. With the arrogance of impunity, now they have started vandalising the memorials and statues of Bahujan icons.

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Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Day

Celebrating 'Dhamma Cakka Pavattana' Day and the first day of 'Varsa Vassa'

(Setting in motion the Wheel of Truth and Three Months rain retreat)

on Thursday, 2nd August, 2012

between 6:15pm and 8:15pm

at

Siddhartha Buddha Vihara Trust, Bowenpally, Secunderabad, AP.,

Contact Bhanteji: 9849973017

All are invited to participate along with family and friends, and gain lot of merit

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation

Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike (from 11.00 am, 30th July, 2012) for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation in Delhi University 

[Via Hany Babu]

In the garb of protecting seats reserved for SC/ST from fraudulent certificates, and providing free registration forms, which is freely available to the general candidates online, the DU Administration has instituted a totally non-transparent process, which is an abomination. Enumerating the discriminatory and harassing practices will take up several pages, so we would not even attempt to do it.

The University also makes a mockery of the percentage of seats for the reserved categories by fixing the number of reserved seats on the basis of the "sanctioned" strength. However, the admissions in the "General Category" almost always exceed the sanctioned strength up to two or three times in some cases. RTI conducted in around 30 colleges in 2010 revealed that on an average General Category seats were filled in excess by 30% of the sanctioned strength. It was also revealed that in the very same colleges Reserved Category seats were filled 30% below the sanctioned strength.

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5th day of fast unto death by 22 Liberation Panthers of VCK

Joshua Isaac

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The fast unto death by 22 Liberation Panthers cadres (VCK) at Monjanur village, Namakkal dist., demanding their right to burial grounds has entered the 5th Day. The road leading to the burial grounds in the village were blocked by caste Hindus (owing allegiance to the ruling AIADMK) denying entry to the Dalits. Today 7 among the fasting Dalits were admitted to hospital. At different protests here in Namakkal & Salem, 700 Panthers have been arrested so far.

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Jotiba Phule IAS Academy

(Message from Jotiba Phule IAS Academy, Dhamma Bhoomi, Palwal, Haryana, via Rajkumar Ravana)

The constitution prepared by Dr. Ambedkar has not been implemented as most of its provisions remain unattended due to insensitive and unresponsive bureaucracy. A civil service dedicated to the cause of society and capable of transforming unequal and oppressive hierarchies into a perfect equalitarian system is the need of the hour. Keeping this objective in mind, the Dhamma Bhoomi in Palwal, Haryana, has accepted the challenge and initiated the process of establishing an IAS academy designed to help future civil servants meet the challenges of modern society.

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