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Assertion

Sarbat Khalsa: Historical context and contemporary framing

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  Prabhsharanbir Singh & Jasleen Singh Recently held Sarbat Khalsa has the potential to decisively shape the Sikh politics both in the Punjab and the diaspora. It is important that we analyze it in its complexity and from varying perspectives, than to rely on clichéd narratives prescribed by popular media. In order to do so, …

Assertion

The ‘Deviant’ Sikh in the Time of Unclothed Fascism

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  Preetika Nanda It needs to be said at the outset that nefarious designs are unfolding in Punjab accompanied by appalling media blackout and silence from all quarters. After the sacrilege of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Faridkot district and the peaceful protests which were met by brutal force resulting in death of two …

Atrocities

Kambalapalli Carnage

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  Written By  Oruvingal Sreedharan &R. Muniyappa Published by  Babasaheb Dr.B.R. Ambedkar Adhyayana Kendra, Bangalore-9 Dedicatedtolate Sriramappa and other Six Dalits who were burnt alive at Kambalapalli We sincerely acknowledge the support given by the following DSS/BSP activists for bringing out this small booklet O. Rajanna, N. Shivanna, Krishna Chinthamani, Dr.L. Hanumanthaiah, Marasandra Muniyappa  ~ Will …

Features

‘We will do a Chunduru on you!’

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Desecration of Ambedkar statues: Truth is the first casualty (Part II) Continued from here.  In this concluding part on the issue of desecration of Dr Ambedkar’s statues in Andhra Pradesh, G Jhansi, of Dalit Sthree Sakthi,  maps for us the morphing forms of atrocities on dalit assertions. In her analytical narrative of the complex caste …

Features

Desecration of Ambedkar statues: Truth is the first casualty

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Truth, they say, is the first casualty in any war. Was it a caste war which triggered the series of desecrations of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s statues in Andhra Pradesh, starting with the destruction of four statues in Amalapuram on the night of 22nd January? Was it the result of inter-group rivalry among State Congress leaders? Was …

Atrocities

Continued desecration of Ambedkar statues in Andhra Pradesh

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Appeal from National Dalit Forum Please write to the addressed authorities by fax, post, or by email, in the format suggested below. Please also talk to them by phone (numbers are listed alongside each public official’s name) and pressurize them for the immediate arrest and punishment of culprits involved in the desecration of 4 Ambedkar …