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Targeting the consumption and sale of meat in India is an attack on the right to food and nutrition

ಆಹಾರ ನಮ್ಮ ಹಕ್ಕು–ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ Ahara Namma Hakku/Our food, our right Open letter released on 5th May 2022 As a group of concerned activists, doctors, nutritionists, parents, advocates and researchers, we are deeply concerned at the recent irrational attacks on the food habits and nutrition rights of people, in the form of laws, bans and calls to …


The Karnataka anti-cow slaughter bill is against the poor

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam “If India’s politicians had any connect with land and farming, they would understand the organic relationship farmers have with livestock, milk, manure and killing of cows. It is not a Hindu-Muslim issue as the government is trying to project. This is a farmer’s issue” ~ A farmer in Karnataka about the anti-cow slaughter …


May we tell our children that they can’t be stopped

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Pranjali Kureel May we tell our children about our history, our family histories that our ancestors were treated worse than animals were denied basic dignity and that it still hasn’t changed much. May we tell our children that the histories they read in school are conveniently manipulated and distorted to extend the propaganda of those …


10% EWS and the Educational Rights of Pasmanda and Bahujan Children


  Naaz Khair Anu Ramdas: What is Right To Education (RTE) for the Bahujan and Pasmanda people? Naaz Khair: The Constitution of India that came into force in 1950 mandated the State to provide free and compulsory education to all children aged six to fourteen years. However, the provision was made in the form of …


It is a massacre: Dr. Kafeel Khan

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  Mrudula Bhavani “Religion is something different. Religion is spirituality, religion is humanity. I believe in Allah, that is my personal choice. But I don’t hate anyone. I love all the people who believe in other religions. I respect them. Connecting this to that incident is something bad. “-Dr. Kafeel Ahmed Khan. Dr. Kafeel Khan …


Fresh Bout of Caste Violence within Muslims in Allahpur

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  (This is the English version of the press-note circulated by the All India Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz (AIPMM). Translated by Khalid Anis Ansari) In a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district the lives of the poor Muslims belonging to backward castes has been under continuous threat from the dominant caste Muslims for the last seven …


Dalit Sthree Sakthi’s Campaign for Dalit Women and Children’s Rights

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  Dalit Sthree Sakthi, Andhra Pradesh, is organizing a Dalit Women and Children’s Rights Campaign (Hakkula Chaitanya Yatra) with a 80 member contingent for 10 days on the ‘Rights of Dalit Women and Girl Children’ starting from Ambedkar Statue, Tank Bund, Hyderabad, on 6th December and ends on 15th December at Lakshimpeta of Srikakulam District. During this …


Institutions and Economic Development

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Dr. Bhalchandra Mungekar In the post colonial countries, suffering from pauperized agriculture on the one hand; and, virtual deindustrialization on the other, achieving faster rates of economic growth was naturally a preeminent objective of economic policy. For without substantially increasing, on a sustained basis, the volume of production of agricultural and industrial goods and, making …