Thought

Khairlanji Dalit Massacres: Justice for the Victims Aborted

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  A K Biswas (First published in ‘Mainstream Weekly’ in September 2010) Part I “If someone takes someone’s life (deliberately and not accidentally) then he forfeits the right to his life”. ~ John Stuart Mill The judgment delivered by a Division Bench in quadruple murders of members of the Bhotmange family, village Khairlanji, district Bhandara …

Dr. Ambedkar

Back from the west–and unable to find lodging in Baroda

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Waiting for a Visa : by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar In 1916 I returned to India. I had been sent to America by His Highness the Maharaja of Baroda for higher education. I studied at Columbia University in New York from 1913 to 1917. In 1917 I came to London and joined the post-graduate department …

Features

Sathyam Babu and Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee’s first meeting will be held on 14th Sept.

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  Karthik Navayan  The first meeting of ‘Sathyam Babu and Ayesha Meera Nyaya Porata Committee’ (formed by Dalit, Muslim, Human Rights and other people’s organizations to achieve justice for both victims) will be held on September 14th in the Progressive Media Services premises, Hyderaguda, Hyderabad at 3 p.m.  Ayesha Meera, a B. Pharmacy student was raped …

Features

Opportunities for Dalit and Adivasi Students for Higher Education in World’s Premier Educational Institutions

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INSIGHT FOUNDATION Insight Study Circle Meeting  held on 22 August 2010 (Sunday) at  Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. A report on Opportunities for Dalit and Adivasi Students for Higher Education in World’s Premier Educational Institutions

Thought

Categorisation: A Poisonous Proposition

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  Anand Teltumbde Not even Manu, that much maligned protagonist of castes also could have imagined the infinite instrumental value castes would assume in governance of globalising India at the hands of the ruling classes. Poor Karl Marx had prophesied in 1845 that with the spread of railway network in India and consequent industrialisation the …