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Revisiting Mahad Satyagraha in 21st century India

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  Amar Khade The Ministry of Social Justice, Government of India, declared “20 March” as “Social Empowerment Day” to commemorate Mahad Satyagraha by Dr B R Ambedkar, in the press release of 20 March 2003. Brief History of Mahad Satyagraha The Mahad Satyagraha was launched by Dr B R Ambedkar under his organization Bahishkrit Hitakarini …

Thought

(Un)Touchable in Durban

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  Martin Macwan (First published in the December 2001 issue of Seminar) The UN World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) held at Durban had three major agenda themes among others: identification of the sources and causes of discrimination, identification of victims of discrimination, and working out a programme of action …

Atrocities

NHRC seeks report on extra-judicial killings in Manipur

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued notices to the secretary, ministry of home affairs of the government of India, district magistrate and district superintendent of police of Ukhrul district of North East Indian state Manipur asking for a report on the alleged torture and the extrajudicial killing of three indigenous Meitei people in a …

Atrocities

Killing of Rohit Prajapati by the Jharkhand Police in an alleged fake encounter

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Jharkhand Human Rights Movement (JHRM) writes to the National Human Rights Commission on Killing of Mr. Rohit Prajapati by the Police in an alleged fake encounter  To, Mr. Satyabrata Pal, Hon’ble Member, The National Human Rights Commission, Faridcourt House, Copernicus Marge, New Delhi-1 Sub: For investigation and necessary action on a case of killing of …

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 …

Atrocities

Police Atrocities on Adivasis of Saranda Forest: A Fact Sheet

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2 Oct 2011 The ‘Saranda’ literally means a forest of seven hundred small hills is also known as the largest Sal Forest in Asia, situated in West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. Approximately, 10,000 Adivasi families with the population of 1 lakh 25 thousand Adivasis live in the forest. The Adivasis depend on agriculture, forest produces …