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Discipline and Punish: A History of Impalement in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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  Umar Nizar The brutal murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son Beniks in police custody in Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu invokes the Nirbhaya case in its brutality, the only difference in this case being that the perpetrators were policemen. The atrocious and horrific nature of the torture and the brutalities inflicted upon the victims …

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‘Power is not only our legitimate right but also an asset’: Thol. Thirumavalavan

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Speech delivered by Thol. Thirumavalavan, M.P., and President, Liberation Panthers Party (VCK) at ‘South Asia Parliamentarians’ Conference on Dalit Concerns’ ~Enabling Equity & Inclusion~ on 8th -9th December 2013, in Kathmandu, Nepal ~   Respected Chairperson Mr. Paul Divakar, Co-chairperson Mr. Yam Bahadur Kisan, Respected Panel Members of this session – Mr. Ranendra Barali, Mr. …

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‘Without BSP-like working culture, political power for the Dalitbahujans would be a dream! An illusion!’ – Karthik Navayan

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Karthik Navayan, young lawyer, human rights activist, Dalit writer and poet, shares his insights on how Dalitbahujans can work towards attaining political power in an interview with Telugu News channel TV 1.     Interviewer: Karthik Navayan, who tried to raise Dalitbahujans consciousness through his poetry and writing, is now with us. We’ll discuss what needs to …