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First Day at the ‘National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women in India’

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The National Tribunal – Violence against Dalit Women in India (on 30th September and 1st October, 2013, at the Constitution Club in New Delhi) was conceived in the hope that it would be ‘one small step in the long and arduous journey of Dalit women for reclaiming their rights‘. Asha Kowtal very succinctly expressed the …

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Why is dignity so hard to come by?

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  Bhadrachalam flood affected people are facing apathy and neglect. Karthik Navayan Bhadrachalam is a pilgrim town in the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh. Last month (July), owing to heavy monsoon showers, the area witnessed terrible flooding that had caused extensive damage in the area. The deluge, triggered by the river Godavari, has so far …

Atrocities

Fresh Bout of Caste Violence within Muslims in Allahpur

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  (This is the English version of the press-note circulated by the All India Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz (AIPMM). Translated by Khalid Anis Ansari) In a village in Bihar’s East Champaran district the lives of the poor Muslims belonging to backward castes has been under continuous threat from the dominant caste Muslims for the last seven …