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We the People: Expanding the Idea of Democracy – Part 2

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  Pranav Jeevan P Democracy is incomplete when it is not expanded to include economic, social and political realms in the world we live in. Economic democracy proposes to remove decision-making power from a few corporate shareholders and transfer that power to the workers, customers, suppliers,and the broader general public[1]. When a few capitalists control …

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Rant against the ranters (aka Why I no longer talk to ‘upper castes’ about caste?)

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Vivek Singh It boils my blood when you sneerMake faces and whisper ‘reservation’. What exactly is your frustration, your critique, what is the devastationThat it brings in your life that you hate it so? Or is it the idea of me sitting next to youThat makes you say no? What is it that your frail …

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Privatization will perpetuate economic and social inequality

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  Gautam Kumar The three words, Justice, Liberty, Equality mentioned in the preamble of the Indian constitution are the essence of our constitution. This is part of the basic structure because these are building blocks of a Welfare State which is the ultimate vision of the founding fathers of our constitution. In these words, the …

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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 …

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Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas

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  United Dalit Students’ Forum JNU (UDSF-JNU)  Remembering Babasaheb on his 61st Mahaparinivan Diwas 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956 On this Mahaparinirvan day when we remember Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, we must not forget the dreams of an egalitarian society which Babasaheb envisioned. In the present day Indian society we witness crimes which vehemently …

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Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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Celebrating Dhamma Chakra Anupravartan Day: An Urgency, with Reason

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  Prabuddha Council, JNU  “Religion in the sense of morality must remain the governing principle of every society” – Dr. B. R. Ambedkar. Engendering violence of any kind, anywhere, is a great threat to humanity as well as the environment. Suffering pervades all and is causal to the deteriorating conditions of society. Hope seems to be …

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Unequal rights: Freedom, Equality, Life, and Liberty of citizens and “others”

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  Hany Babu Introduction The way in which certain classes of people including Dalits, Adivasis, Minorities and the disabled persons are made invisible or marginalised in the mainstream discourse has been often talked about. Mainstream discourse also pays scant attention and there is hardly any public outrage when Dalit students are driven to suicides in …

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Political Philosophy of B.R. Ambedkar: A Critical Understanding (Part 2)

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  Dr. P. Kesava Kumar Continued from here. Assessing the Political Thought of Ambedkar About Ambedkar there are diverse opinions. Upper caste nationalists has tried to brand him as a ‘British agent’. For instance, Arun Shourie, the Hindu nationalist and the “intellectual hero” of the upper castes at the time of the anti-Mandal agitation and …