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State expects dead Dalit girl to prove she was violated and killed?

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  Asha Kowtal and Jenny Rowena On 24th August, a 20 year old Dalit girl was brutally raped and murdered in Jind, Haryana, while she was on her way to write an examination. Her mutilated body was found near a canal the next day by the police. There were cigarette burn marks on her body …

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Dalit women activists on Haryana

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Minakshee Rode This article highlights the viewpoints of dalit activists who are on the ground meeting rape survivors and their families in Haryana. This article will be regularly updated as we gather more information. Nearly a month after a Dalit girl was raped and her father committed suicide in Hisar village after Haryana Police failed …

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Rape has been the favourite weapon of the dominant castes: Paul Divakar

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  Ravi Chandran Paul Divakar, of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), talked to Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes in Hyderabad recently. The first part of the excerpts of the interview are produced below:     Dalit Camera: Sir, could you speak about the recent spate of rapes, in Haryana? {youtube}IBk21b0cGbc{/youtube} …

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The ‘Dirt’ in The Dirty Picture: Caste, Gender and Silk Smitha – Part 2

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Jenny Rowena Continued from here. My only preparation was to constantly tell myself that I love my body. And I was going to use it as a tool to get what I wanted in life and I was not going to be apologetic about it. So that was what Silk is for me. Therefore there is …

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It’s caste policing, not plain ‘moral’ policing

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  Kuffir An article in The Times of India a couple of days ago, titled ‘Missing the point on policing the moral police‘, expresses anger over the fact that instead of commiserating with the victims of the recent attack by Hindutva goons on a private party in a resort in Mangalore ‘a section of society …