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Bhagana: Laboratory of Dalit atrocities and resistance

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  (This report is sourced from the Hindi blog Raffoo. It has been translated by Akshay Pathak and Atul Anand) Dalits have always been subjected to atrocities by the upper castes and it has to do with the filthy and unjust social structure that we live in. But the incident that happened in Bhagana village …

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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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Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra: Updates from the Karwan

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  Asha Kowtal Following the spate of media reports of gang rapes on dalit women in Haryana, several dalit organizations came together to express solidarity with the rape survivors and outrage against the institutionalized sexual violence on dalit women, by conducting a Karwan called Dalit Mahila Garima Yatra. In this photo-essay, through images we bring …

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‘Khaps should be named as terrorists’

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  Ravi Chandran Continued from here. (This is the second part of the excerpts of the interview with Paul Divakar, conducted by Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes)   {youtube}ZCNMTY_3s9w{/youtube}   Paul Divakar: The one thing that stands out among the northern states is the lack of Dalit social movements and their assertion. If …