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Supreme Court & Atrocities Act: False Alarm over False Cases

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  Anitya Sanket In the recent March 20 judgement in Dr. Subhash Kashinath Mahajan Vs. The State of Maharashtra and Anr, the Supreme Court, with respect to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 also widely known as SC/ST Act, issued directions that the arrests under this Act of a public servant …

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A language to counter caste predators

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  Asha Kowtal Nimma dabbalike mattu damanagaluNamma bidugade na tadiyalaravu . . . Your dominance and violenceCan never halt our liberation … ~ Dalit Sangharsh Samiti slogan in the 1980’s, across Karnataka The caste animals never cease for a moment to unleash violence against us, whom they constantly prey upon. It is a rabid gaze …

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The State says ‘Achcha rape hua hai, take this money and get lost’: Asha Kowtal

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  Asha Kowtal has been seeking, organizing and raising the voice of Dalit women across India and the world. As General Secretary of All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) she has been actively working to mobilize Dalits, and Dalit women in particular, across states – from Dabra in Haryana to Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu …

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The media and violence against women in ‘Maya’s UP’

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  Bhanu Pratap Singh [Why is every crime in Uttar Pradesh reported as happening in ‘Maya’s U.P’, while similar incidents in other states are not publicized as happening in ‘Sheila’s Delhi’ or ‘Reddy’s AP’? This article discusses the sordid casteist politics behind the media’s consistent negative coverage of ‘Maya’s UP’, and the Congress and other …