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The geese and the ganders of Kerala: The Disaster of Caste and Class

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  Bobby Kunhu At 10.45 PM on the 6th of August, 2020, amidst heavy rainfall, a massive landslide buried a settlement called Pettimudi, a part of Rajamala Ward of Munnar in Idukki District. Pettimudi consisted of shoddily build single room tenements in two rows inhabited by 83 tea plantation workers employed by Kanan Devan Hills …

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കോവിഡ്-19 പകർച്ചവ്യാധിയും ലോക്ഡൗണും : കേരള സമൂഹത്തിന്റെ മുന്നിലെ വെല്ലുവിളികൾ

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രഘു ഇരവിപേരൂർ (Round Table India is doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) രാകേഷ് റാം എസ്: ഇന്ത്യയിൽ കോവിഡ്-19 ആദ്യ കേസ് തിരിച്ചറിഞ്ഞത് കേരളത്തിലാണ്. അതിനെതിരെ ഏറ്റവും കാര്യക്ഷമതയോടെ പ്രതികരിച്ചതും കേരളമാണ്. ആദ്യം തൊട്ടു ബോധവത്കരണമുണ്ടായിട്ടും പ്രവാസികളിൽ ചിലർ(കൂടുതലും അധികാരം കൈയ്യേറുന്നവരും അത് കൊണ്ട് തന്നെ നിയന്ത്രണങ്ങൾ ഒരിക്കലും പാലിക്കാൻ താല്പര്യമില്ലാത്തവരും) മുന്നറിയിപ്പുകൾ അവഗണിക്കുകയും ഹോം ക്വാറന്റൈന്‍ പാലിക്കാതെ സമൂഹത്തിൽ ഇറങ്ങി നടക്കുകയും …

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Bhagana protests: National Commission for Scheduled Castes promises action

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  [Via Ratnesh Kumar] In a significant development in the Bhagana case National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Vice Chairperson Dr Raj Kumar Verka met the victims of Bhagana at his office on 5th June 2014. Owing to the seriousness of the matter he immediately ordered stern action against the culprits and issued an order …

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First Day at the ‘National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women in India’

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The National Tribunal – Violence against Dalit Women in India (on 30th September and 1st October, 2013, at the Constitution Club in New Delhi) was conceived in the hope that it would be ‘one small step in the long and arduous journey of Dalit women for reclaiming their rights‘. Asha Kowtal very succinctly expressed the …

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Meeting to support Dalit students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College

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Meeting to support our students in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi, and to demand implementation of Prof Mungekar’s Report, at 4.00 p.m., on 22nd September, Saturday, at Sutluj Hostel Mess, JNU (Message from Anoop Kumar, Insight Foundation) Dear Friends, I am writing this note regarding enormous caste discrimination faced by Dalit & Adivasi medical …

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Caste Discrimination is rampant in Vardhman Mahavir Medical College: NCSC

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Neel Kranti Media On 6 September 2012, the National Commission of Scheduled Castes held a press conference at its office at Khan Market, New Delhi, regarding the complaints of rampant caste discrimination in Vardhman Medical College, New Delhi. It is to be noted that the Dalit and Adivasi students of this medical college have been …