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Features

Law, Society and Dalits in India – Part 2

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Karthik Navayan Continued from here. The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 Article 17 of Indian Constitution seeks to abolish ‘untouchability’ and its practice in any form is forbidden. It is basically a “statement of principle” that needs to be made operational with the apparent objective to remove humiliation and multifaceted harassments …

Policy

Andhra Pradesh Dalits and Adivasis marching towards achieving Statutory Status for SCP and TSP

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Karthik Navayan SC, ST Sub-Plan Nidhula Saadhana Ikya Kaaryacharana Committee (United Action Committee to claim SC, ST Sub-Plan Funds) was formed under the leadership of Sri Kaki Madhava Rao, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh as its chairman and Retired Justice K. Ramaswamy as adviser. Retired IAS Officers Sri B. Danam, Sri K.R. Venu …

Atrocities

Dalit women brutally attacked, sexually assaulted in Naraina, Bihar

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— Write to the NHRC, stand up for the Dalit women of Naraina (With inputs from Karthik Navayan and R.Ravi Kumar of the National Dalit Forum)  On 9th December, 2011, around 9 in the morning, Manju Devi of Naraina village, Khagaria district, Bihar, received word that some upper caste men had encroached upon her farm and …

Features

Karthik Navayan: A Scholar. An Activist. A Role Model

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  Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal (First published in the ‘Dalit and Adivasi Students’ Portal’ in 2010) Advocate Karthik Navayan, age 33, is one of our mentors for law students. Based in Hyderabad, he is an activist-scholar who is instrumental in organising various campaigns on the issues of Dalit students, child labour, land rights and …