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Dalit parties have worked to strengthen caste system

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The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste. ———–  Bhagwan Das, a research associate of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, is best known as compiler and editor of …

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In Conversation With Mr Bhagwan Das

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 The Roundtable team express their deep condolences over the passing away of Bhagwan Das, this morning in New Delhi. His tall legacy as an Ambedkarite and Buddhist will continue to guide our efforts in our struggle against caste.  —————— [Mr Bhagwan Das is one of the most reputed scholar on Ambedkarism and the issue of …

Atrocities

Karuna rakes up brahmin-dalit distinction to attack Jaya

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Chennai : While asking whether it was fair to write a final judgment against former telecom minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum controversy only on the basis of CAG’s “presumptive opinion”, chief minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi launched a scathing attack on AIADMK supremo, Ms Jayalalithaa, by raking up the brahmin-dalit divide in …

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Narinder Jakhu: I want to motivate our students to join Universities

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  Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal (First published in the ‘Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal’ in 2010) Narinder Jakhu, age 31, is pursuing his PhD at Department of Political Science, Punjab University, Chandigarh and is also teaching there as a guest faculty. He is a JRF scholar working on the issue of Dalit Assertion, Mobility …

Atrocities

Prevention is better than cure: implementation status of preventive measures under SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989

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  Karthik Navayan Atrocities on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes take various forms – both visible and invisible. However it is the visible forms of atrocities that are defined and included in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. Visible forms of atrocities are taking place in rural India, and invisible …

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Fragrance of Peace: Irom Sarmila

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A collection of Irom Sarmila’s poems, translated into English from Meiteilon. Published on the tenth anniversary of Sarmila’s hunger fast for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically “sensitive” or “disturbed”. All proceeds from the sale of this …

Atrocities

Why, Rahul Gandhi, The Adivasis’ Soldier Silent?

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On August 26, 2010, the Congress leader and self-proclaimed soldier of the Adivasis, Rahul Gandhi visited to Niyamgiri in Orissa just two days after the Indian government denied clearance to the Vedanta Resource’s Rs.4500 crore bauxite mining project in Niyamgiri Hills.While addressing to a rally of 3000 colourfully dressed Dongria Kondh and other Adivasis at …

Atrocities

Caste’ing Live Chitradurga’s Madigas And Nayakas

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Caste in India is a terrible thing. It can surface anywhere in a weirdest manner and forms. In the Chitradurga district of Karnataka, famed for the rule of Nayakas, the chieftain whose descendents have strangely found a place in the schedule for Tribes, prepared by the independent India to do them social justice, it still …