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Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Chhatrapati Shahu’s Crusade against Untouchability – 2

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  B. D. Khane Maharaja was a champion of social justice and equal opportunities for all. He believed in protecting the weak against the strong. The aim of his measures was to raise the lower castes from their abject position in society by employing them and fitting them for hitherto closed avenues of life. For …

Features

Dalits and Adivasis will plan their own development: Paul Divakar

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  Asha Kowtal interviewed Paul Divakar, Convenor of the National Coalition on SCP/TSP Legislation (Special Component Plan for the Scheduled Castes and the Tribal Sub-Plan for the Scheduled Tribes) about the SCP/TSP Bill, a few weeks ago. The text of the interview is featured below the video. {youtube}Yn7W3nPNEnE{/youtube}  Asha Kowtal: Jai Bhim Paul. Thank you …

Features

The Politics of Special Legislations in India

asha savari

  Asha Kowtal I was not yet in my first standard of school when the strategies of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) (earlier known as Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes) were put into force. Way back in 1979-80, the SCSP mandated every State/Ministry to earmark funds from the Plan outlay, atleast in proportion …

Policy

Draft of Bahujan Lokpal Bill

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TO BE INTRODUCED BEFORE THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENT. By Dr.Udit Raj, (Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations). Other leaders included in the delegation are P. S Krishnan- Former IAS, Shabnam Hashmi- Anhed, Vinod Diwakar-Advocate, Joseph Dsouza, John Dayal-All India Christian Council, Prof. Ravi Varma Kumar- Former, Chairman, Karnataka, Backward Commission, Yusuf Ansari- Gen. Secy, Peace Party, Chandrapal Singh …

Features

Bahujan Lokpal Bill: some suggestions

dinesh maurya

  Dinesh Maurya [Presenting the Bahujan perspective i.e., the views of the SC/ST/OBC and religious minorities, on the proposed Lokpal legislation, the writer makes some useful suggestions to make the bill more inclusive- Round Table India] We want to submit some suggestions regarding the Government of India’s proposed Lokpal Bill. Like Anna’s Lokpal Bill, our …

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Jan Lokpal or Janvirodhi Lokpal?

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By People for Constitution, Democracy and Human Rights (PCDHR, Nagpur) Recent stir by Anna Hazare (Original name unknown/ Education unknown) & Co. for an Ombudsman for corruption in the name of Jan Lokpal is an ‘extra-constitutional method’, bypassing the Parliamentary process which is at the heart of Constitutional Democracy which ‘We the People’ of India …