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From Khairlanji to Haryana: Do Dalits have human rights?

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  Karthik Navayan (This is a slightly revised version of an article written in 2006) The publicity that was given to the incidents of burning of five railway bogies and vandalizing of a hundred bus windows was not extended to the massacre of four members of a single family. The upper caste media widely, and …

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Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …

Assertion

Dalit Sthree Sakthi’s Campaign for Dalit Women and Children’s Rights

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  Dalit Sthree Sakthi, Andhra Pradesh, is organizing a Dalit Women and Children’s Rights Campaign (Hakkula Chaitanya Yatra) with a 80 member contingent for 10 days on the ‘Rights of Dalit Women and Girl Children’ starting from Ambedkar Statue, Tank Bund, Hyderabad, on 6th December and ends on 15th December at Lakshimpeta of Srikakulam District. During this …

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Duddu Prabhakar: Dalit movement at a crossroads

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [In this interview Duddu Prabhakar, veteran Dalit rights activist and President of the ‘Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samithi’ (‘Struggle Committee for Eradication of Caste’, roughly), traces the history of the Dalit movement in Andhra Pradesh from Karamchedu in 1985 to Lakshimpeta in 2012, and says the movement now has to decide …

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Dalits Protest in New Delhi against Laxmipeta Massacre

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Dalits Protest in New Delhi against Laxmipeta Massacre on 6th September Neel Kranti Media On 12th June, this year, at Laxmipeta, Andhra Pradesh, another chapter was added in the long list of massacres of Dalits by dominant castes in “Independent” India when men and women from Kapu caste attacked Dalits from the same village, killing …

Atrocities

Laxmipeta Dalit Struggle Solidarity Committee, Andhra Pradesh – Memorandum

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Laxmipeta Dalit Struggle Solidarity Committee, Andhra Pradesh Plot No:1, Bal Reddy Nagar, Tolichowki, Hyderabad-500008 Ph No: 040-23562525, Memorandum to Government of India, New Delhi,  by the victims of Laxmipeta Carnage Honoured Sir, About forty families, belonging to scheduled castes of Laxmipeta village, Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, are cultivating 60 acres of Government land for the last …

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Day Long Protest Demanding Justice for Laxmipeta Dalits in New Delhi on 6th September

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On 12th June, in Laxmipeta, Andhra Pradesh, caste hindu villagers attacked Dalit families and brutally murdered 5 Dalits, grievously injuring about 50 others and completely destroying their properties. About 200 Dalit survivors of Laxmipeta massacre are in the National Capital to demand justice and to protest against the insensitivity of the local administration. Please join …

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Wherever Dalits assert themselves, there is a massacre!

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  Ravi Chandran All the atrocities committed on Dalits are a result of Dalit assertion. This was also exposed on the intellectual level recently, when some Dalits theorized on the Ambedkar cartoon and the non-Dalit intellectuals joined hands for an all out war against them; in this too they found a few amenable Dalit intellectuals …