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Atrocities

Regret not if we Perish!

Karl Marx Siddharthar

  A Sneak peek into a Dalit Family’s Legal Struggle A.B. Karl Marx Siddharthar On 29th, June, 2021 I, being the victim/petitioner in an atrocity case, visited the Collector’s Office, Chennai to attend the DVMC (District Vigilance Monitoring Committee) meeting. Based on the Hon’ble Madras High Court’s Order, the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Chennai CBCID …

Features

Why did Dr Ambedkar choose Buddhism?

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Kamna Sagar To answer this question, in this article I will expound on B. R. Ambedkar’s (1891-1956) early life and social and political exercises, including his adolescence and schooling, reasons for his battle for equivalent rights, his involvement in legislative issues, his support for the privileges of the unapproachable individuals, actually majority rules system for …

Assertion

Asserting voices of marginalized youth in university space

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Sudarshan Kasbe  In 2017 two dalit students pursuing higher education committed suicides in premier institutes of India which really shook the nation. These suicides cannot be looked at as independent events but are subject to critical scrutiny by researchers in the wake of the hierarchical structure present in Indian education system. After 73 years of …

Features

Storming Libraries, ‘Achhe Din’ and the New Education Policy

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N Sukumar and Shailaja Menon The NEP 2020 has been rolled out amidst the Corona pandemic with the grandiose dreams of unleashing India’s potential as a world teacher (Vishwaguru). Ironically, a few months back police stormed the library of Jamia Millia Islamia, thrashed students and vandalized the reading space. No one knows when the culprits …

Features

Do ‘The Hindu’ newspaper’s Photo Captions have Caste too?

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  Anoop Kumar (This article was first published on 27th July, 2009, on Insight blog) Today, while reading one of our national English dailies, The Hindu, I came across a news item regarding the rekindling of the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan, demanding Scheduled Tribe status. They are holding a three day caste-panchayat to support their …

Assertion

Protest at Haryana Bhavan: Video Report

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Committed women activists and Dalit human rights defenders gathered in front of Haryana Bhavan on September 18th to protest against the silence of the Haryana Government in the cases of rape and murder of Dalit girls. They demanded that the investigation report of the alleged rape and murder of 20 year old Dalit girl in …