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They Ask Me, “Do You Face Caste Discrimination?”

Shivani Waldekar

Shivani Waldekar Before starting to write my words I want to give one disclaimer here that whatever I am writing comes from my personal lived experience, so if anyone is hurt because of that, I apologise. If you are unable to digest the facts and thoughts I hereby state, please feel free to build your …

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Dalit Global Conference in US

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  Dalit Global Conference in US Advocates End to Caste-based Discrimination Affecting Estimated 280 Million Individuals Worldwide Advocates for Dalit rights are expanding their movement to establish justice, dignity, and equality with an historic global conference occurring in Washington, D.C., March 19-21. Several notable activists and thought leaders in the realm of human rights, including …

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Caste-based discrimination a major structural factor underlying poverty: UN

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  Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded on notions of purity, pollution and inequality. They face marginalization, social and economic exclusion, segregation in housing, limited …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 11: Hindutva, Gandhism, and the Caste Question Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 6 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ The Hindu Mahasabha and the RSS Faced …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 10: Transformations in the Colonial Period Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 10 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ Caste and Religion With the onset of British …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 9

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 9: Evidence From the Mughal Period Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 9 of Masood Alam Falahi’s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ It is likely that, like the Muslim so-called …

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Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 8

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  Caste and Caste-Based Discrimination among Indian Muslims – Part 8: Firoze Shah Tughlaq’s Reign Continued from here. Masood Alam Falahi (Translated by Yoginder Sikand for NewAgeIslam.com) [Part 8 of Masood Alam Falahi‘s Urdu book Hindustan Mai Zat-Pat Aur Musalman (‘Casteism Among Muslims in India’)] ~ Sultan Firoze Shah Tughlaq, who succeeded Muhammad bin Tughlaq …

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Joint declaration and global call for action to eliminate caste-based discrimination

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A Statement from the International Dalit Solidarity Network forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission We, over hundred Dalit activists and social movement leaders from the caste affected countries of Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Senegal and Yemen, solidarity networks from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and the UK, members of International Organizations, …