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Caste and Urban Marginalization: Exploring the Dynamics through the Lens of ‘Kaala’

Ajinkya Sanjay Khandizod Urbanization and Slum Growth Urbanization has exploded in Indian metropolises over the last few decades. The urbanization degree worldwide is around 57%, whereas in India, it is 34%. According to the U.N. report on World Urbanization Prospects 2018, cities’ population will double by 2050. Between 2014-2018, the slum percentage increased from 23% …

Atrocities

రోహిత్ వేముల న్యాయం కోసం ఎవరు పోరాడాలి?

పల్లికొండ మణికంఠ Abstract ఇటీవల మళ్ళీ తెరపైకి వచ్చిన రోహిత్ వేముల కేసు గురించి ఇప్పుడున్న పరిస్థుతుల దృష్ట్యా ఆలోచిస్తే, మనకు అర్థం అయ్యేది ఏమిటంటే – ఒక మనిషి లేదా సమూహనికి అన్యాయం జరిగితే, పౌర సమాజం మొదటగా చూసేది కులం. ఆసక్తికరమైన విషయం ఏంటంటే, రోహిత్ మరణించాడు అనేది చర్చ కాదు.  ఎలా, ఎందుకు మరణించాడు అనే ప్రశ్నలను ఏనాడో ఈ పౌర సమాజం పక్కన పెట్టింది. అప్పుడు, ఇప్పుడు ఉన్న ఏకైక ప్రశ్న – …

Research

Kaala: A Critique of the Communists, and a Call for them to join the Dalit movement

Sree Govind Bharatvaraj Pa. Ranjith’s Kaala makes an Ambedkarite critique of the communists yet calls for their participation in a collective battle against Hindutva. Keywords: caste; Hindutva; communist; Ranjith; Kaala Tamil filmmaker Ranjith (well known as Pa. Ranjith) is an Ambedkarite who is influenced by the 1990s Dalit political movements. In his movie Kaala, he …

Atrocities

Dalits and Delayed Justice: Land appropriation in the state of Tamil Nadu

Lingaraj Azad Despite living on their own assigned lands, more than 70 conservancy working families belonging to the most marginalized Arunthathiyar caste have been removed from their land by the District Administration at Dalit colony (Gandhi Nagar) in Thoothukudi. The officials in the district revenue administration have colluded with the local money lenders and intentionally …

Policy

Killing with Kindness: The Apex Judiciary

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase Background: [1] In 1975, the Punjab government issued a notification sub-classifying 25% of Scheduled Caste (SC) reservations into two categories, reserving half of these seats for Balmikis and Mazhabi Sikhs. This notification remained in force for nearly 31 years until it faced legal hurdles in 2004. In 2004, the Supreme Court’s …

Policy

Cancel the Illegal, Anti-constitutional Adequacy G.O. No. 2 of 2004

Please sign the petition here.  Date: 13/03/2024 Place: Hyderabad To, The Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana, D.R. B R Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat, Hyderabad – 500063, Email – cs@telangana.gov.in Twitter: @TelanganaCS Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana, School Education Department, R. B R Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat Hyderabad – 500063, Email: splcs-edu@telangana.gov.in prlsecyedu@telangana.gov.in The Commissioner and Director of School Education, Govt …

Atrocities

Dalit teen Somesh sacrifices himself to establish a board with Ambedkar’s name and photo

Rahul Kumar Gautam  On February 27, a horrible incident took place in Silaibada village in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district. The Jatav community had put up a board that was painted with Dr. Ambedkar’s portrait. The UP police, led by the deputy collector, went with a JCB to uproot the board. The Jatav community opposed the …

Policy

The social dynamics of reservation

Vinayak Kale In 2021, the Supreme Court of India, drawing on the Indra Sawhney case, invalidated the Maratha reservation. The court had held that the classification of Marathas as a socially and educationally backward class was unreasonable. After that, demand for reservation in both government employment and educational opportunities geared up in Maharashtra. A notable …