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Atrocities

Judicial Discourse and Caste Violence

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  Aditya Reading Bathani Tola and Laxmanpur Bathe Judgment*  “Everyone strives to attain the law…how does it come about, then, that in all these years no one has come seeking admittance but me?….The doorkeeper replies……. No one but you could gain admittance through this door, since this door was intended only for you. I am …

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Is Brahmeshwar Mukhiya Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bihar ka lala’?

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  Arvind Shesh Continued from here. ‘Jiyo re bihar ke lala’ (Long live the son of Bihar): Immortalising Brahmeshwar Mukhiya  Whether or not the viewers of the movie (Gangs of Wasseypur) remember much of it, they will certainly not forget the last scene: Sardar Khan and his son have become so generous that they make …

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Of Caste Massacres and Judicial Impunity: Bloodstains in Bathani Tola and Laxmanpur Bathe…

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  Anand Teltumbde (Text of the Third Comrade Naveen Babu Memorial Lecture, delivered by Anand Teltumbde)  At the outset let me thank DSU for giving me this opportunity to pay my homage to comrade Yalavarthi Naveen Babu, who was martyred at the young age of 35 in Andhra Pradesh. I personally knew Naveen as a …

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Selective Violence & Selective Justice

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  P. Manikanta “Virtue has become caste-ridden and morality has become, caste- bound.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar The Patna high court verdict on the Laxmanpur Bathe massacre has once again made the Bahujans think about the Brahminical state which is actively preventing India from achieving the state of democracy that had prevailed in Buddhist …

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Living in a Barbaric Nation

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  Harish S. Wankhede We have adjectives like barbaric, heinous and violent in our regular usage. Are these modern civilized terms? No, these terms are related to the textual demonic medieval mythic orchestra that demonstrates the inhumane avatar of ‘non-humans/aliens’ who are blood thirsty and eat human flesh. A ‘barbaric’ ruler is one who is …

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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 …