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The Indian state and illusory healthcare for the Bahujans

  Kuffir A few notes on the recent budget, and other events, to examine how they promote/subvert Babasaheb’s ideals of ‘liberty, equality and fraternity’. ~ One of Gaddar’s popular songs goes something like: India is a land of good fortune, There is no dearth of any (natural) wealth here, There are fields that yield golden …

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Covid-19: Vietnam Model versus Maharashtra Model

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  Dr Anuradha Bele In terms of population, Vietnam with nearly 10 crore people compares well with Maharashtra (about 11-12 crore). However, in terms of handling of Covid-19, as of 9th May 2021, Vietnam has reported 4212 cases and total 37 deaths. In Maharashtra, the total cases now stand at 53,78,452 (53 lakhs) while the …

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Contagion and Constitution – Pandemic and Preamble

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Dr Jas Simran Singh Kehal The architect of our constitution felt that it is workable, flexible and strong enough to hold the country together both in peace and war time. If in recent times we have Covid-warriors and Covid war-rooms that means we are indeed at war. Let us analyze how our constitution has fared …

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COVID-19 and the failures of India’s healthcare system

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  Dr Manisha Bangar (Round Table India has been hosting a series of online talks by activists and thinkers on issues of importance to the Bahujan. This is the transcript of Dr Manisha Bangar’s talk on July 25th, 2020) Thank you so much for inviting me to give this very important talk, ‘COVID-19 and the failures …

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This lockdown is affecting bahujans badly: Adv Soniya Gajbhiye

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  Adv Soniya Gajbhiye (SAVARI and Round Table India are doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Rahul Gaikwad: Jai Bhim, Soniya! I have been following your relief work during this pandemic lockdown for almost past 2 months through your fb updates. Can you please tell us what kind …

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The castelessness of India’s health policy

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  Preshit Ambade India Needs to Change its Health Policy Discourse to Understand Dalit Agitation Systemic deprivation of Dalits and other communities of social resources has resulted in substantial health disparities. India’s health policies are blissfully ignorant towards socioeconomic conditions of the Dalits and other backward communities, and its relation to their overall health status. …

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016: Responses From the Trans & Intersex Communities

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The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 has been introduced by the Government in Lok Sabha this session. While we have all been waiting for legislation for protection of trans rights, this draft bill is a massively diluted, criminalizing and pathologising text while standing on distorted premises that amount to human rights violations. In fact, …