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India upholds Caste System at the UN

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Amar Khade [A compilation of news and commentary] Recently the Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák, of United Nations Human Rights Council Published a report on minority issues. The report was presented and discussed in the UN Human Rights Council on 15th March 2016. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues was …

Features

Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding Team on UoH

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  Title of the Case: Interim Report of the Independent National Fact Finding (FF) team into the Campus Violence on 22nd March, 2016 at the Hyderabad Central University Date of the Fact Finding: March 24th – 25th 2016 Members of the Fact Finding Team: Henri Tiphagne, Human Rights Defenders Alert, India, Tara Rao, Amnesty Intl, …

Assertion

‘What kind of a country treats its students in this manner?’

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  Press Statement by Independent Fact Finding Team which visited University of Hyderabad Hyderabad March 26, 2016. Brute force by police and state apparatus was the only way by which the administration sought to restore in office, the Vice Chancellor, Appa Rao, the prime accused of being responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Violent …

Features

Dalits and Adivasis will plan their own development: Paul Divakar

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  Asha Kowtal interviewed Paul Divakar, Convenor of the National Coalition on SCP/TSP Legislation (Special Component Plan for the Scheduled Castes and the Tribal Sub-Plan for the Scheduled Tribes) about the SCP/TSP Bill, a few weeks ago. The text of the interview is featured below the video. {youtube}Yn7W3nPNEnE{/youtube}  Asha Kowtal: Jai Bhim Paul. Thank you …

Assertion

Protesting Dalit & Adivasi Activists Arrested: Demand SCP TSP Legislation & Amendments in Atrocities Act

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  [Via NCDHR] 17 December, 2013. Dalit and Adivasi Activists were arrested today in Parliament Street for reclaiming the rightful share of the Dalits and the Adivasis. ‘Stop betraying Dalit & Adivasis. We will not tolerate this injustice. We demand immediate passing of SCP TSP Legislation & SC ST POA Amendment Bill’ Hundreds of Dalits …

Features

‘Khaps should be named as terrorists’

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  Ravi Chandran Continued from here. (This is the second part of the excerpts of the interview with Paul Divakar, conducted by Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes)   {youtube}ZCNMTY_3s9w{/youtube}   Paul Divakar: The one thing that stands out among the northern states is the lack of Dalit social movements and their assertion. If …

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Rape has been the favourite weapon of the dominant castes: Paul Divakar

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  Ravi Chandran Paul Divakar, of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR), talked to Ravi Chandran of Dalit Camera: Through Un-touchable Eyes in Hyderabad recently. The first part of the excerpts of the interview are produced below:     Dalit Camera: Sir, could you speak about the recent spate of rapes, in Haryana? {youtube}IBk21b0cGbc{/youtube} …

Atrocities

Dalit Houses Burnt Down at Gohana in Haryana

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(First published in September 2005) A Preliminary Fact Finding Report By N. Paul Divakar, National Convenor, NCDHR, Dr. Vimal Thorat, National Co-Convenor, NCDHR, Ms. Shabnam Hashmi, ANHAD, Dr. Umakant, Secretary-Advocacy, NCDHR And Others ~~~~ Dalit Houses Burnt Down at Gohana in Haryana Gohana is a small Tehsil, a local administrative unit, in Sonepat District in the State of Haryana. It is situated about …