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A Mass Movement for the Dalits? The VCK and party politics in TN

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  Hugo Gorringe & D. Karthikeyan, University of Edinburgh Speaking at a memorial to honour the memory of Dalits killed by casteist fanatics in Melavalavu last month, Thol. Thirumavalavan, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) called for ‘a mass movement’ to protect the rights and dignity of Dalits in the state. A catalogue …

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Political Agenda of Pasmanda Muslims in Lok Sabha Elections, 2014

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  National Alliance of Pasmanda Organizations (NAPO) In a meeting of various pasmanda (dalit and backward caste) muslim and other dalit/OBC organizations/intellectuals held in Lucknow on June 30, 2013 the following resolutions were adopted in the wake of Lok Sabha Elections 2014: a) Boycott of any political party supporting the ashraf-driven demand of TOTAL MUSLIM …

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No More Student Suicides, No More Caste Discrimination, No More Dropouts

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  Forum Against Caste Discrimination in Education Acknowledging the widespread caste discrimination prevalent across the Indian campuses and in solidarity with the ongoing protest by Dalit, Adivasi and Backward caste students of the School of Germanic Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, more than 200 students, teachers and professionals from across the country …