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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 …


Brief report on the killing of Adivasis by CRPF forces in Bijapur district

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Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations An All India Fact Finding team of rights activists belonging to the Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO) visited the area in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh where 17 adivasis died as a result of firing by CRPF forces on the night of June 28, 2012. The team visited the villages …


Karamchedu in Lakshimpeta


Kathi Padma Rao (This is a translation of his recent article ‘Lakshimpetalo ‘Karamchedu”) The oppression of the Dalits continues unabated in the state. Whichever dominant castes are in power, people belonging to those castes continue to conduct violent attacks on the Dalits. When NTR was in power, six Dalits were brutally killed in Karamchedu, his …


On Yanadis, committed activism and a successful land struggle


  Karthik Navayan   I don’t know Whether it is athiesm or animism But I am the Adi Dalit Who first excommunicated Brahmanvad. — from the Telugu poem ‘Yanadonni‘ by G.V. Ratnakar. ~~~ In 2006, Thupakula Munemma, a Yanadi tribeswoman in Nellore district, received a parcel from the local Revenue Divisional Officer through post. Munemma …