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An Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh

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  Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Appeal by Adivasi Dalit Mazdoor Kisan Sangharsh Raigarh13 June 2017 Dear friends in Media and Civil Society, Displacement without consent is a crime! Please come and support the Adivasi struggle against the illegal dispossession of their lands by companies and land mafia.On 14 June 2017 around 100 Adivasis of …


Amnesty International: Scheduled Tribes Panel Order on Unlawful Land Transfers is Welcome

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  Amnesty International India  Statement released by Amnesty International India Bangalore11 May 2017 A recent order by the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes to the District Magistrate in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh directing action in cases of unlawful transfer of Adivasi land is a positive move, said Amnesty International India today. On 9 May, the National Commission …


Institutional murder of Dalit engineering student Ajith Kumar

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  Note compiled by Joshua Isaac Ajith Kumar, age 21, was studying in second year of B.E Civil Engineering in St. Joseph College of Engineering, Pennalur village, Kanchipuram district. He was the youngest son of Gnanamani, age 56, a daily wage laborer from Allur village, Sethiyathopu post, Cuddalore district. Ajith was staying at the St. …


The Ashis Nandy Controversy: Inside the Mind of One ‘Intolerant’ Dalit

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  Anoop Kumar Vaibhav Diwakar Ghadge, a post-graduate from TISS (Mumbai), got married on 20th January, 2013. Two days later, he left his village Kulakajai in Maharashtra’s Satara district, along with his wife, to visit a nearby temple. On the way, the couple got waylaid and was brutally assaulted, robbed, molested and then thrown down …


Khairlanji Dalit Massacres: Justice for the Victims Aborted

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  A K Biswas (First published in ‘Mainstream Weekly’ in September 2010) Part I “If someone takes someone’s life (deliberately and not accidentally) then he forfeits the right to his life”. ~ John Stuart Mill The judgment delivered by a Division Bench in quadruple murders of members of the Bhotmange family, village Khairlanji, district Bhandara …