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“Dalits have been waiting for 200 years for justice, another 20 years won’t matter”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Today, August 6th, marks the 23rd anniversary of Tsunduru massacre of Dalits in Andhra Pradesh. When the case finally reached the Andhra Pradesh High Court, all the accused (including those who had been convicted by the lower court) were acquitted on April 22, 2014. Several Dalit and human rights …

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Tsunduru says: ‘You just fight back’

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  Unnamati Syama Sundar [This graphic narrative on the Tsunduru massacre follows Syama Sundar’s earlier brilliant work on Karamchedu. Chunduru remains one of the biggest, and most vicious organized attacks on Dalits in independent India’s history. There are varied accounts of how many people were actually killed in the attack, and after the attack (due …

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Karamchedu, a graphic narrative

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  Unnamati Syama Sundar [On 17th July, 1985, the Kamma landlords of Karamchedu (7 km away from Chirala town in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh) and other neighbouring villages attacked the Dalit wada in the village and in the organized violence that followed, eight Dalit villagers were brutally massacred. Dr. Kathi Padma Rao writes: Two …

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From Khairlanji to Haryana: Do Dalits have human rights?

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  Karthik Navayan (This is a slightly revised version of an article written in 2006) The publicity that was given to the incidents of burning of five railway bogies and vandalizing of a hundred bus windows was not extended to the massacre of four members of a single family. The upper caste media widely, and …

Atrocities

What the EXPLOSIVE Kandhamal tribunal report says

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Vicky Nanjappa A report of the National People’s Tribunal on the 2008 riots in Kandhamal, Orissa, is out. The report that runs into 197 pages points out that the brutality of the violence falls within the definition of ‘torture’ under international law, particularly the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. According to the tribunal, …