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Protest Against Scrapping of Quota in Promotions

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Nikhil Sablania (Compiled from his daily updates, in social media, on the protest) 5th August 2012. Today, Scheduled Caste activists from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have started protesting in Delhi against scrapping of reservation (quota in promotions) in those states. The protest was initiated by World Dalit Council and All India Chamar Mahar Jatav Mahasabha. 

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Statues of Dr. Ambedkar and Immanuel Sekaran desecrated

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Joshua Isaac Statues of Revolutionary Ambedkar & Martyr Immanuvel Sekaran at Madurai airport & Chinnaodaippu village, Madurai, have been desecrated by unidentified persons last night. State wide protests by Liberation Panthers. Hundreds arrested protesting before Ambedkar statue at Thallakulam. Tension prevails.

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Remove BUDDHA from ICON shoe designs!

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[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 …

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Protest Demonstration at Uttar Pradesh Bhawan

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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 …

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Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Day

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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Joshua Isaac 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 …

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Jotiba Phule IAS Academy

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(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 …