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‘Mahad Satyagraha was not for water but to establish human rights’

  Milind Thokal Mahad, situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra, is historically significant as an ancient port city. The place achieved further importance after Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s revolutionary act of defiance following the upper caste Hindus refusal to implement the resolution passed in Bombay Legislative Council. On 4th August 1923, Rao Bahadur S.K. Bole, a …

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Ensuring Access to Justice for Oppressed Communities: Need for proper implementation of Constitution

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  Bodhi Ramteke   Dr. B. R Ambedkar once said, “If I was asked to name any particular article in this Constitution as the most important — an article without which this Constitution would be a nullity, then I could not refer to any other article except Article 32.1 It is the heart and soul …

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Okupa Cuba Casa Refugio: The Shaheen Bagh of Mexico

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Pranav Jeevan P This article is about an occupation protest that happened in Mexico last year which didn’t get the attention it deserves in media. 2020 witnessed a lot of occupation protests from Shaheen Bagh to Farmers occupation of Delhi borders. Just like those in Shaheen Bagh, this occupation protest in Mexico was by led …

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A question from Kashmir: What is freedom and how does one attain it?

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  Ifrah Mushtaque Khan As I narrate this article to my brother over a phone who lives outside Kashmir where internet is luxuriously available, the very implications of the problem are apparent. I can’t email the article directly to Round Table India, because the internet is down. A couple of months ago, even this phone …

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The six things Aakar Patel learnt in NGOs remind you of four things

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  Dr. B Karthik Navayan I have bigger things to say about Aakar Patel and Amnesty International India, but my dispute with them is sub judice before the court. Therefore, I am waiting for the court to decide. I will write about it after the court decision. Without mentioning the issue that is sub judice …

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100 Years of the Mangaon Conference for the Rights of the Untouchables

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  Somnath Waghmare In 1920, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, aged 29, had just returned to India after completing his M.A and PhD at the University of Columbia in the USA. He began dialogues and meetings with the Dalit community for social rights. Mangaon is a village 20 kilometers away from Kolhapur city in Maharashtra, which was …

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Can principles of equality, justice and fraternity sprout from thin air?

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  Dr. Sylvia Karpagam A series of articles have appeared recently in several media outlets about the lack of representation from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) in the Indian Institutes of Management. This is surely not an isolated occurrence and is highly likely to be the case in most national institutions. While numerous …