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Remembering Khairlanji: Trail of Dalit atrocities in Maharashtra

Writer urmila pawar

  Daisy Katta When the Dalits in Maharashtra were still reeling from the Ramabai Nagar Massacre of 1997, in 2006, Maharashtra was jolted with news of another massacre, this time it was in Bhandara district. In Khairlanji village of Bhandara district four members of the Bhotmange family were lynched by a caste Hindu mob. 29th …

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Dalits and mainstream media in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe The elections are over and we have a reactionary, nationalist and totalitarian believer as our ruler. And soon after the elections we had an outburst of caste atrocities all over the country. And particularly in Maharashtra, which has a tradition of reporting bias in events of caste atrocities, such incidents have been …

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Panthers, fear and guns: About the long march from Pune to Kharda

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  Pramod Mandade One and half months ago I read in the news about Nitin Aage, the 17 year old Dalit boy who was brutally murdered in Kharda village in Ahmednagar. It made me feel helpless and I wanted to protest it. Nothing was really happening, I heard from a friend about a Long March that was …

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Long March Against Dalit Atrocities in Maharashtra

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  Sunil Dudhe This year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the book ‘Annihilation of Caste’ by Dr. Ambedkar. Dr. Ambedkar fought with perseverance till his death against the caste system in Indian society. For this cause he incorporated the ideals of democracy, freedom, equality and brotherhood as fundamental principles in the constitution. …