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‘Chak De! India’ and Women’s Hockey

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  Khakhlari Recently the Indian women’s field hockey team made headlines as they qualified for the Olympic semi-finals for the first time in Tokyo. Quite predictably and not without fair reason, Chak De! India started trending. In the fervor of the win, jubilant fans drew parallels between the team and the movie. Shah Rukh Khan …

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From Farm to Food: Distress of a Haryana–based Farmer during Coronavirus Lockdown

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Lochan Sharma & Manish Kumar Sharma COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus, spreading primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes and is not an air borne disease, clarified WHO recently. On March 11, 2020, ‘deeply concerned’ World Health Organization (WHO) declared …

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Bride Buying in Haryana – A Case Study

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Krishna Gupta  In places like Ferozpur Namak Village in Nuh Tehsil (Haryana) where this case study was conducted, it is impossible to find a local mate for each man with the kind of skewed sex ratios prevalent. Decades of unchecked sex-selective abortions have made the once fertile state of Haryana suffer a drought of brides, …

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The Voice of Maha Dalit Women Must Be Heard!

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  Manisha Mashaal & Rajni Mishaal These are uncertain times where many in the marginalized communities all over  India are feeling anxious with the rise of atrocities and Brahminism in the country.  Of all the people who are facing the brunt of these attacks, I speak as a Maha Dalit woman and can say our …

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Dalit Human Rights Lawyer Faces Fabricated Charges, Threats

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  Amnesty International India 18 October 2017 Authorities in Haryana must drop fabricated charges against Rajat Kalsan, a Dalit lawyer and human rights defender, and ensure that he receives adequate protection against violence by dominant caste members, Amnesty International India said today. “Attacks on human rights defenders in India are becoming an everyday phenomenon,” said …

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I Will Not Die a Victim, I Want to Live as a Leader~ Manisha Mashaal

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  Manisha Mashaal Today, when I see myself as a national leader fighting a battle against caste tyranny, when I speak about changing the oppressive system, when I’m completely engaged with the reality of the ground level, there is only one thing that my heart screams for, that is justice! Whatever happens now, we must …

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Against the wind.. हवा के खिलाफ यहां तक…

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  Manisha Mashaal हवा के खिलाफ यहां तक… मेरा नाम मनीषा मशाल है। मैं जमीनी स्तर की जाति-विरोधी कार्यकर्ता, वक्ता और गायक हूं और फिलहाल अखिल भारतीय दलित महिला अधिकार मंच के हरियाणा राज्य की संयोजक हूं। मैं हरियाणा के एक छोटे-से गांव से हूं। आज जहां मैं हूं, वहां पहुंचने के लिए एक दलित …

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‘They couldn’t stand us!’: Fact Finding Report On Dalit Family set afire in Haryana village

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  They couldn’t stand us!1 Fact Finding Report On Dalit Family set afire in Village Sunpedh, Ballabgarh, District Faridabad, Haryana  Written by  NDMJ-NCDHR Fact Finding Team  Adv. Mangla Verma – HRLN  Ms.Tanvi, Programme Officer– HRLN  Mr. Rajesh Kumar – Haryana State Coordinator NDMJ – NCDHR  Adv. Balwant Singh – NDMJ-NCDHR  Ms. Abirami – National Programme Coordinator, NDMJ NCDHR …

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From Victimhood to Power: Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra at Hyderabad

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  Pradnya Jadhav Dalit women’s battle to survive with dignity and security is extremely challenging. Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra has been initiated by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) as an attempt to bring to the notice the realities of Dalit women; it is a quest for justice. It is a broad set of …