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Remembering Khairlanji: Trail of Dalit atrocities in Maharashtra

Writer urmila pawar

  Daisy Katta When the Dalits in Maharashtra were still reeling from the Ramabai Nagar Massacre of 1997, in 2006, Maharashtra was jolted with news of another massacre, this time it was in Bhandara district. In Khairlanji village of Bhandara district four members of the Bhotmange family were lynched by a caste Hindu mob. 29th …

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From Khairlanji to Haryana: Do Dalits have human rights?

martyrs shall rise

  Karthik Navayan (This is a slightly revised version of an article written in 2006) The publicity that was given to the incidents of burning of five railway bogies and vandalizing of a hundred bus windows was not extended to the massacre of four members of a single family. The upper caste media widely, and …

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‘Nirbhaya’, New Delhi and Priyanka, Khairlanji

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  Priyadarshi Telang It is debatable whether capital punishment will curb rapes in Delhi. Nonetheless, it’s good that the Delhi high court has convicted all four accused and given capital punishment. I am not trying to compare the Delhi gang-rape and the Khairlanji cases, both were heinous. I am trying to reflect on the responses …