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Narikkoravar’s constitutional struggle for dignity and representation

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  NDMJ-NCDHR It has been four and a half decades since the Narikoravan (a) Kuruvikaran community has been waging a constitutional struggle for Scheduled Tribe status. Narikoravan is a nomadic tribe involved in the making of ‘rudrasksha malai’ and other such long chains, rosary beads which have been historically part of temple economies. Their products …

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Ensure due share for SCs & STs in High Court & Supreme Court judges’ appointments

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  NJAC – Collegium issue: Affidavit filed by VCK founder President Thol.Thirumavalavan before Amicus Curieas of Hon’ble Supreme Court on 05.11.2015 at Delhi. AFFIDAVIT FILED BY MR. THOL.THIRUMAAVALAVAN, FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT (L/S) AND MANAGING TRUSTEE OF THAAIMANN TRUST BEFORE HONOURABLE SUPREME COURT BENCH HEARD THE NJAC CASE: I, Thol. Thirumaavalan, Male, Hindu aged about …

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Why are we afraid of the caste census?

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  Bhanwar Meghwanshi The entire debate is centred on removing the caste column in the census questionnaire while the real problem is caste itself. Why is no one talking about annihilating caste? Caste census:Crucial for identification of weakers sections of society. Photo: AP In rural India, even today, the first words uttered by way of …

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Oppose the modalities of reservation adopted by Delhi University

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  Balancing Interests: Two reasons to oppose the current modalities of reservation adopted by Delhi University Hany Babu M.T. Delhi University teachers are witnessing a peculiar phase. On the one hand, a large number of teachers who have been relegated to the status of “adhoc teachers” for years on end see some glimmer of hope …

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Dalit and Adivasi students prepare to fight: National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament

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Note on the National Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Parliament to be held on 9th December, 2013, Jantar Mantar, New Delhi ~ Abhay Xaxa, Prachi R Beula and Babita Negi In the words of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, education is milk of the lioness which will empower everyone who drinks it. History stands witness to the fact …

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Slips between the cup and the lip: The sorry state of reservation in Central Universities

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  Hany Babu M.T. A massive recruitment exercise is just about to get under way at the University of Delhi. The University has recently advertized for 665 teaching positions with the break up as follows: Professor: 99, Associate Professor: 206, and Assistant Professor: 360. This round of recruitment, however, raises a grave concern with respect …

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The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

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  The Scheduled Castes And The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 No. 33 of 1989 [11th September, 1989] An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the …

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A sure way to produce Dalit dropouts

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  Udit Raj & Hany Babu The article in The Hindu by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, on the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) in the University of Delhi (Op-Ed, “Drop the rhetoric, start the debate,” June 1, 2013) raises certain important issues. The multiple exit points could become traps for …

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Caste-based discrimination a major structural factor underlying poverty: UN

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  Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded on notions of purity, pollution and inequality. They face marginalization, social and economic exclusion, segregation in housing, limited …