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Issue ‘Scheduled Castes converted to Buddhism’ certificates in Telangana

Please sign the petition here.  ~ Date: 19/04/2022 Place: Hyderabad To, Sri Koppula Eshwar The Hon’ble Minister of Scheduled Castes Development, Government of Telangana, Telangana Secretariat, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500063 Email – eshwarkoppula@gmail.com Twitter – @Koppulaeshwar1, Phone: 9949588444   Subject: Kindly direct all the Tahsildars in the state to issue Scheduled Castes converted to Buddhism …

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Did Savarkar believe in and promote untouchability?

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  Harishchandra Sukhdeve      “… When these Mahar ‘untouchable’ folk coming from Sanatan Hindu majority villages go back to their villages now after embracing Buddhism at Nagpur will they be considered ‘touchables’ only because they have now embraced Buddhism? It is impossible.”    This is a quote from his article published on 30 October, …

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Kashi-Mathura Baki Hai: A Glimpse of Hindu Nationalism in Ayodhya

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  Ratnesh Katulkar The decade of 90s had witnessed two landmark political movements, Mandal and Kamandal. The Mandal movement was based on social justice while the Ram Mandir roused majoritarian emotions of religious injustice. The supporters of Ram Temple agitation, despite their rightwing religious coating, have seemed to put forth one logical argument. They used …

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Tribals Boycott Census and National Population Register (NPR)

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  Neetisha Xalxo Tribal groups in a meeting in the Indian Social Institute, Delhi on 23rd February 2020 expressed their concern that the Indian government is determined to mark Tribals as Hindu. And with the same agenda only mainstream religions are mentioned in the census 2020. Sarna, Koytur and other Tribals’ religions have got no …

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Bhima Koregaon in the United Nations

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  Mahipal Mahamatta Citing the example of recent violence on Dalits at Bhim Koregaon in Maharashtra on 1st January 2018, Prahar, a civil rights organisation from Maharashtra, claimed that ongoing attacks on Dalits, minorities and indigenous people are sponsored by the state, which is being run by facist-brahminical forces. Sangharsh Apte, the representative of Prahar, submitted …

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Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik (Part 2)

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  Amar Khade What actually happened in Talegaon? According to reliable sources, this is what happened: around 8.30 to 9 pm on 8th October 2016, after finishing his dinner, the alleged perpetrator (a Dalit boy aged 14 years) was chatting with his two Maratha friends near his house. The victim, a minor Maratha girl, was the …

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Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik

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  Amar Khade  On Sunday, 9th October 2016, rumour spread across social media like Whatsapp that a 14 year old Dalit boy molested a minor girl in Talegaon (Nashik district, Maharashtra). It was later reported by the guardian minister of Nashik, Girish Mahajan, that the medical authorities have reported that rape has not occurred, and …

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Countering Hindu Morality – A Tale of Conversion

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  Rahul Sonpimple “The history of India is nothing but a history of mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahmanism”.  ~ Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. Once again, my city Nagpur will be the hotspot of two contrasting realities. One will be the show of arrogance by caste Hindus through their religious practices and other will be the …