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The making of the Indian Constitution- Excerpts from the Constituent Assembly debates

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  Dr Jas Simran Kehal The constitution is apparently revered but it is not celebrated- Stephen M. Griffin. Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of age. ― Dr B R Ambedkar. The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of …

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Some reflections on the movie ‘Jai Bhim’

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  Dr. SPVA Sairam Speaking about the oppressed communities and the state of Hindu Civilization, Dr. Ambedkar in his book The Untouchables (1948) remarked: “Besides the Shudras, the Hindu Civilization has produced three social classes whose existence has not received the attention it deserves. The three classes are :- (i) The Criminal Tribes who number …

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Ensuring Access to Justice for Oppressed Communities: Need for proper implementation of Constitution

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  Bodhi Ramteke   Dr. B. R Ambedkar once said, “If I was asked to name any particular article in this Constitution as the most important — an article without which this Constitution would be a nullity, then I could not refer to any other article except Article 32.1 It is the heart and soul …

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Caste, and the failure of Indian Legal System

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Rachna Gautam In every civilized society, there is an indispensable need for law for the proper governance of society. People by virtue of being human are rational and move ahead in the direction which can fulfill their interest at best and because of the presence of numerous people with varying interests their paths or the …

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Casteism in City Colleges and Classrooms

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Aarushi Punia It is a common myth perpetrated by upper caste faculty, students, politicians, and media that caste superiority and casteism is exercised amongst uneducated people in the villages, and not amongst the educated in urban and academic spaces. The myth of city colleges and classrooms being caste-free stems from the unidentifiability of the conventional …

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Assam Assembly Elections: The Hills Do Not Speak

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Rakhee Naiding “Lama hemhishining jaya, lama slamma bo nangdu”(It is not enough we tread the path, we have to create them too)- A Dimasa saying Recently the Assam Assembly elections concluded, and the results were evidently a shock to many, especially after the anti CAA upheaval. All the same, people seem to have quickly accepted …

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Contagion and Constitution – Pandemic and Preamble

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Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The architect of our constitution felt that it is workable, flexible and strong enough to hold the country together both in peace and war time. If in recent times we have Covid-warriors and Covid war-rooms that means we are indeed at war. Let us analyze how our constitution has fared …

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad or the story of 70 years of Independence!

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A few days in Naxal-dominated Bhamragad Bodhi Ramteke The excruciating pain of Roshni and the loss of Jaya’s life were both heartbreaking, and the concern for both of them and their family took me several miles away from my house to theirs. It was the month of July. Roshni was nine months pregnant then and …

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Open Letter to casteist Telangana MLA Dharma Reddy from a Swaero

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 Vara Lakshmi Swaero ToMr. Challa Dharma Reddy, Honorable MLA, Parkal, Telangana, Re: Rebutting your recent public statement on ‘upper castes’ not securing jobs while “others” without merit were getting positions through reservations Dear Sir, As a citizen of India and a resident of Telangana, I am writing to express my extreme opposition to your recent remarks …