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Lacking the basics: The Supreme Court judgement on Atrocities Act

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  Sthabir Khora There is a saying that goes: ‘mastery is mastery of the basics’. The Supreme Court judgement on Atrocities Act (Subhash Kashinath Mahajan v The State of Maharashtra, 2018) reminds one of this particular saying. The adage ‘mastery is mastery of the basics’ is applicable to all disciplines including statistics and jurisprudence. This …

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From Atrocities to Affirmative Action: The Only Solution is Annihilation of Caste

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  Dipankar Kamble Since last couple of months many issues are coming to the fore in the news. This includes the Supreme Court’s ruling on SC/ST POA Act and Dalit outrage (#BharatBandh) and the counter protest by Savarnas against reservation policy and call for Bandh. First, we need to understand that what was the objective of …

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Long March Against Dalit Atrocities in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book ‘Annihilation of Caste’ by Dr. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar fought with perseverance till his death against the caste system in Indian society. For this cause he incorporated the ideals of democracy, freedom, equality and brotherhood as fundamental principles in the constitution. …

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‘The whole system is in their hands, including the judicial system’: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera spoke to veteran human rights lawyer Bojja Tharakam after the acquittal of all the accused in the Tsunduru massacre case in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on April 22, 2014. Very recently Bojja Tharakam, who is the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, had openly expressed lack …

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Protesting Dalit & Adivasi Activists Arrested: Demand SCP TSP Legislation & Amendments in Atrocities Act

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  [Via NCDHR] 17 December, 2013. Dalit and Adivasi Activists were arrested today in Parliament Street for reclaiming the rightful share of the Dalits and the Adivasis. ‘Stop betraying Dalit & Adivasis. We will not tolerate this injustice. We demand immediate passing of SCP TSP Legislation & SC ST POA Amendment Bill’ Hundreds of Dalits …

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The caste cauldron of Maharashtra (Part II)

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(Report first published in November 2003) Continued from here. Violence against Dalits in Marathwada A Report by the Fact Finding Team comprising Dr. Anand Teltumbde, Akram Siddiqui, Subodh More, Hashim Mohamma November 2003 Committee for Protection of Democratic Rights (CPDR), Mumbai 2. Murti incident Murti is a relatively bigger village with a population of about …