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Even my children used to get assaulted: Chithralekha

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  Eramangalathu Chitralekha On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Bahujan Students’ Front salutes all Bahujan revolutionaries who fought for gender equity in the oppressive casteist patriarchal system. It is due to the efforts of these valiant souls that we are here today, enabled to pen these very lines. We would like to share today …

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The dalit woman is a threat to the caste system: Chithralekha

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  Rupesh Kumar Chithralekha has been on strike for the last 100 days seeking justice for the attacks on her by CPM goons. The government and district authorities remain silent on Chithralekha’s vociferous questioning and demand for justice. From October 25th, 2014, Chithralekha and her husband Sreeshkant are sitting in protest in front of the …

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Chithralekha’s protest is Ambedkarite politics

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  Rupesh Kumar The questions raised by the political struggles of Chithralekha, the dalit auto rickshaw driver in Payyannur in Kerala, against the Left male violence on her family, gender and dalit identity is a hard punch against caste discrimination and patriarchy. Payyanur is part of the so-called ‘innocent North Malabar’, also known as ‘North …

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Caste, CPI(M) and Chithralekha

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  Rakesh Ram S 26th December 2014.  Today Chithralekha, the Dalit woman autodriver, entered the 64th day of her night and day dharna (to death) in front of the Kannur collectorate. She has been fighting the CPI(M)/DYFI/CITU in Kannur since 2005.  Despite numerous protests and resultant promises from the government attacks continue to happen on Chithralekha, …

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Chithralekha’s dharna draws wide support

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  April 24, 2014 Today Chithralekha, the Dalit woman autodriver, who has been fighting the CPM/CITU in Kannur from 2005, entered the fifth day of her dharna, in front of the Kannur collectorate. Her sit-in dharna in front of the collectorate was able to draw the attention of various Dalit, Muslim and Human Rights Organizations …

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Caste atrocities against Chithralekha: A report

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  Report on Chithralekha’s Press Conference in Payannur against the caste atrocities on her, on March 29th At 10 AM, March 29th, Chithralekha E, the Dalit woman auto driver, who has been fighting caste atrocities of the CITU/CPM in Payannur, Kannur since 2005, conducted a Press Conference in Payannur in order to protest the many …