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Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …

Policy

Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participation in Rural Panchayati Raj (Part 2)

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  Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participationin Rural Panchayati Raj   A study of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Continued from here. ~Executive Summary   ~Jayshree MangubhaiAloysius Irudayam sjEmma Sydenham   ~(Research done in Collaboration with Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat and Evidence, Tamil Nadu)   ~  IV. Responsiveness of the State “I did not take other problems …

Policy

Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participation in Rural Panchayati Raj (Part 1)

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  Dalit Women’s Right to Political Participationin Rural Panchayati RajA study of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu ~Executive Summary ~Jayshree MangubhaiAloysius Irudayam sjEmma Sydenham ~(Research done in Collaboration with Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat and Evidence, Tamil Nadu) ~ “More and more Dalit1 women should contest the elections and get elected to the panchayat, and help the Dalit community …

Thought

India’s (Jati) Panchayati Raj

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Anand Teltumbde (First published in September 2011) What has been the impact of reservations for women, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in panchayati raj institutions? In case the reserved seat is for a woman, it is usually the wife or daughter in-law of the old sarpanch who is made to sign papers, while the husband or the father-in-law is de facto in control. In the …