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‘Chak De! India’ and Women’s Hockey


  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 …


Land Redistribution and the marginalized in Uttar Pradesh: An interview with Prof. Vivek Kumar


  Shivam Mogha A great churning of ideas is happening in the sites of the current farmers’ protest at the borders of Delhi, being dubbed by many as the largest and longest peaceful protest in the world. As part of looking into various aspects of these protests, we have tried to understand the history of …


The Bahujan have a common enemy: Kuffir

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Kuffir  (Transcript of his speech at the ‘Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation‘ held on 25th of Feb, 2019 at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.) Thank you. Jai Bhim. I have listened to all the speakers. They …


Condemn ABVP’s disruption of the screening of “Muzaffarnagar baaqi hai”

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  Joint Statement condemning the ABVP disruption of the screening of the film, “Muzaffarnagar baaqi hai-Muzaffarnagar eventually” Montage, the film society of Kirori Mal College in the University of Delhi was screening “Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai- Muzaffarnagar Eventually” this afternoon, i.e. August 1, 2015. After about one hour of screening, around 30-40 ABVP workers, who were …


Bhagana: Laboratory of Dalit atrocities and resistance

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  (This report is sourced from the Hindi blog Raffoo. It has been translated by Akshay Pathak and Atul Anand) Dalits have always been subjected to atrocities by the upper castes and it has to do with the filthy and unjust social structure that we live in. But the incident that happened in Bhagana village …


Dalit Houses Burnt Down at Gohana in Haryana

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(First published in September 2005) A Preliminary Fact Finding Report By N. Paul Divakar, National Convenor, NCDHR, Dr. Vimal Thorat, National Co-Convenor, NCDHR, Ms. Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD, Dr. Umakant, Secretary-Advocacy, NCDHR And Others ~~~~ Dalit Houses Burnt Down at Gohana in Haryana Gohana is a small Tehsil, a local administrative unit, in Sonepat District in the State of Haryana. It is situated about …