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Reverberation of COVID19 and ‘essential service’ workers

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  Daulat Siraswal (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Pradnya: Jai Bhim Daulat, How do you look at the pandemic and the ongoing lockdown?  Daulat: Jai Bheem, Corona (covid19) is currently widespread in the world. We cannot deny the fact that in India, although …

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Brahmins obstruct India’s development

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Dr. Sylvia Karpagam The presence of brahmins as key decision makers in India has adversely affected our progress on many fronts. Their deep-rooted social, cultural and religious mindset often persists inspite of contrary scientific, social or humanitarian logic. If India really wants to and needs to progress at a pace that is appropriate and necessary, …

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National Girl Child Day in the Age of Sex Selection

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  Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal India observes 24th January as National Girl Child Day or Rashtriya Balika Divas. This day is dedicated to the welfare of the girl child to ensure that girls are born, cared for and brought up with equal opportunities in terms of health, nutrition, and education. This initiative was undertaken …

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Open letter to Shri UT Khader, Health Minister, Karnataka

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    Sylvia Karpagam   Dear Sir,   It is good to see that you are very active and busy with many meetings and inauguration ceremonies. You get lots of attention from media and from all the places you visit. You have a nice smile too which you flash generously wherever you go. You also speak …

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Inclusion or Illusion: My experiences at the World Conference on Youth

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Swati Kamble As I read the article ‘India denies ‘caste’ as factor of gender inequality‘ by Meena Menon, in The Hindu, I was reminded of my experiences at the World Conference on Youth. Below is my account of the incidence. The World Conference on Youth started on 6th May 2014 with a grand inauguration ceremony in …

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Towards the annihilation of imposed Genders

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  Towards the annihilation of imposed Genders- Recommendations to the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment ~ Recommendations to the Indian Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on Policy for Transpeople [via Satya Rai Nagpaul and Gee Ameena Suleiman] ~ Opening Remarks: A Brief note on Transgender Persons with specific reference to Trans Masculine …

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Kanshi Ram on Education on the eve of 50 years of Independence

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Education and Health are basic necessities for enlightenment of mind and social emancipation. Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, the father of India’s Social Revolution searched for causes of degradation of Shudras and Ati Shudras. His considered conclusion was that the root cause of degradation was ignorance born out of lack of education. As a matter of fact …