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In a time of public crisis, how important are elections to a democracy?

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  Niharika Singh With the eighth and final phase in Bengal only now concluded, India conducted another local election amidst a collapsing healthcare infrastructure, administrative miscalculations and immense scheming. It appears that the world’s largest democracy and its rulers aim for an electoral win over any collateral damage, a term that arose in the 1960s. …

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Police has falsely implicated Khobragade’s wife, say family & villagers

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  Sukanya Shantha Gondia. 50-year-old Dalit activist, who was burnt while he was asleep, died on May 22 A tent has been set up for the past three weeks and policemen take turn to stand vigil outside the Bahyababa temple, a spot that holds a “crucial link” to the killing of 50-year-old Dalit activist Sanjay …

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Wherever Dalits assert themselves, there is a massacre!

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  Ravi Chandran All the atrocities committed on Dalits are a result of Dalit assertion. This was also exposed on the intellectual level recently, when some Dalits theorized on the Ambedkar cartoon and the non-Dalit intellectuals joined hands for an all out war against them; in this too they found a few amenable Dalit intellectuals …

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Dalit woman leader not allowed to lead

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Translation by Lavanya Raj Bharathi  An atrocity such as this continues unstopped, only in Tamilnadu. This atrocity is yet another example for how caste inequalities run strong and deep in the state’s soil, like the roots of the Banyan. On Wednesday, the Kayaththar panchayat (near Kovilpatti) committee meeting took place in the panchayat committee office. …