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#DalitWomenFight against Caste-Based Violence at UNHRC 38

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Asha Kowtal     PRESS RELEASE   #DalitWomenFight against Caste-Based Violence United Nations Human Rights Council 38 21st June 2018, 12:00 – 13.30Room XXVII, Palais de Nations, Geneva   Even as the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of #UDHR (Universal Declaration on Human Rights 1948) the question that remains to be asked is whether caste …

Gender

Transformative Politics for Dalit Women

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  Asha Kowtal Transformative Politics for Dalit Women grounded in fierce resilience and compassionate sisterhood. More than a week after the conference, I begin to write, still feeling overwhelmed and dazed coupled with a strange sense of loneliness experienced after loved ones have left home. The #dalitwomenspeakout conference 2017 brought my sisters and friends from …

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Dalit Women Speak Out- A Conference

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  Asha Kowtal The swift changes in the political landscape and the challenges faced by women human rights defenders often pushes us Dalit women into a vortex of greater insecurity, fear and anxiety. The severe pushback by both state and non-state actors has increased the complexity within Dalit women’s movement building and caste-gender research domains. …

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Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding Team on UoH

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  Title of the Case: Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding (FF) team into the Campus Violence on 22nd March, 2016 at the Hyderabad Central University Date of the Fact Finding: March 24th – 25th 2016 Members of the Fact Finding Team: Henri Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders Alert, India, Tara Rao, Amnesty Intl, …

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‘What kind of a country treats its students in this manner?’

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  Press Statement by Independent Fact Finding Team which visited University of Hyderabad Hyderabad March 26, 2016. Brute force by police and state apparatus was the only way by which the administration sought to restore in office, the Vice Chancellor, Appa Rao, the prime accused of being responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Violent …

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NCDHR calls for immediate action on the brutal attack on HCU

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  NCDHR The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) condemns the brutal crackdown on students and teachers of the University of Hyderabad. The crackdown was on protestors in the University Campus. In January 2016, a research scholar, Rohith Vemula committed suicide after this scholarship was stopped and he was thrown out of the hostel …

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Flaunting noble intentions, nurturing caste privilege – Part 2

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Asha Kowtal In August 2013, Kaafi, our sister from Jind Haryana was on her way to write her final exams and qualify to be a teacher. She was kidnapped, raped and murdered. Her dream to be a teacher and her aspirations to contribute to her family, her community and to this nation were shattered.   …

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Dalit History Matters

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  Dalit History Matters Collective (Vee Karunakaran, Christina Thomas Dhanaraj, Asha Kowtal, Sanghapali Aruna, Manisha Devi, and Thenmozhi Soundararajan) I am Dalit HistoryYOU are Dalit HistoryWE are Dalit HIstory And we believe thatit’s not just HISstory, but HERstory, and OURstorythat are necessary to set us free. Founded on these beliefs, Dalit History Month is committed …