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Caste-based discrimination and bonded labour

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  (Excerpted from the Human Rights Watch report ‘Small change: Bonded Child Labor in India’s Silk Industry’)  Bonded labor in India is not just an economic issue but a social issue linked with caste. Unless we associate bonded labor with caste, we won’t understand bonded labor, and we won’t find a solution. ~ Kiran Kamal …

Atrocities

Abusing Dalit by his caste in private interaction not an offence: Court

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Abusing a Dalit by his caste in private interaction is not an offence, a Delhi court has said. The court’s observation came while acquitting a principal of a government school of charges of passing some derogatory remarks against his junior, belonging to a Scheduled Caste. To drive home the guilt of the accused, such incidents …

Atrocities

Protest against the burning alive of two Dalits in Khaithapur village of Nalgonda district

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Several Dalit and Human Rights organisations and individuals (led by Andhra Pradesh Ambedkar Yuvajana Sangham, Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes’ Wefare Association and others)  held a protest demonstation against the burning alive of two men suspected of practising witchcraft in Khaithapur village, Nalgonda district, at the Babasaheb Ambedkar statue junction, near Tank Bund, in Hyderabad on …

Atrocities

Dalit Sangarsha Samiti Demands Stern Action against Circle Inspector Gaonkar

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The district unit of state Dalit Sangharsha Samiti staged a protest in front of the DC’s office here on Monday Oct 11, demanding stern action against Bunder station circle inspector Vinay Gaonkar who allegedly offended the samiti members, recently.??