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Who is eating up 711 million budget of minorities in Sindh?

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  Sufi Ghulam Hussain In Pakistan, ‘minority’ as a term is implied to mean religious minorities, or non-Muslims. Constitutionally, ‘minority affairs’ is a provincial subject. Since, the problem of caste is denied, there is no specific budget allocated for Scheduled Castes or Dalits in Pakistan. The State of Pakistan gives primacy to the category of …


Open letter to PM Modi: Dalits and Adivasis left out of ‘Sabka Vikas’

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  To,Hon’ble Prime Minister,Government of India,New Delhi Subject: Dalits Adivasis of this country are left out in Sabka Vikas Sir, Dalits and Adivasis are out of the caste system and the annals of history are full of evidence that almost every time they have to fight for their rights. Finance Minster gave tax cut of …


‘25 out of 100 is our RIGHT’: Dalits, Adivasis demand budget for addressing Urban Poverty Issues

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  National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation ’25 out of 100 is our RIGHT’ New Delhi: On the death anniversary of their icon Baba Saheb Ambedkar, hundreds of Dalits and Adivasis gathered today at Jantar-Mantar in the heart of the capital to demand their rights which they have been constantly deprived of. On the second …


SC/ST budget bill in the winter session: Jairam Ramesh assures

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  Date: December 4, 2013 Minister also promises to add strong gender component  [Via NCDHR] New Delhi. Jairam Ramesh has assured to bring the bill for the Central legislation on Special Component Plan (SCP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) in the coming winter session of the parliament itself. Union Minister for Rural Development made this …


The Politics of Special Legislations in India

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  Asha Kowtal I was not yet in my first standard of school when the strategies of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) (earlier known as Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes) were put into force. Way back in 1979-80, the SCSP mandated every State/Ministry to earmark funds from the Plan outlay, atleast in proportion …


National Conference – Re-framing Budgets for Dalit Women in India

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  National Conference – Re-framing Budgets for Dalit Women in India | Oct.31, 2013 | Constitution Club, New Delhi Asha Kowtal Dear Friends, On behalf of the All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch, it is our pleasure to invite you to the “National Conference – Re-framing Budgets for Dalit Women in India” scheduled to be …