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Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik (Part 2)

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  Amar Khade What actually happened in Talegaon? According to reliable sources, this is what happened: around 8.30 to 9 pm on 8th October 2016, after finishing his dinner, the alleged perpetrator (a Dalit boy aged 14 years) was chatting with his two Maratha friends near his house. The victim, a minor Maratha girl, was the …

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Revisiting Mahad Satyagraha in 21st century India

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  Amar Khade The Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India, declared “20 March” as “Social Empowerment Day” to commemorate Mahad Satyagraha by Dr B R Ambedkar, in the press release of 20 March 2003. Brief History of Mahad Satyagraha The Mahad Satyagraha was launched by Dr B R Ambedkar under his organization Bahishkrit Hitakarini …

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Inter-caste couple attacked in TN: Husband killed, wife struggles for life

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  [Via Joshua Isaac] March 12, 2016. Tirupur district – Udumalaipettai. Kousalya, a Devar caste girl from Pazhani, and Sankar, a Dalit from Komaralingam, got married 8 months ago amidst strong opposition from the girl’s family to their love marriage. They were living in Komaralingam.

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Oh Periyar! Look what they have done to your teachings!

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  United Dalit Students’ Forum The death of Ilavarasan must be a revelation for people who think we are a democratic society. Is there any society that kills couples who choose to live a life based on mutual consent? Yes, it’s our own “Mera Bharat Mahaan.” In spite of such savagery it does not prick …