Showing 30 Result(s)
Assertion

Hegemony of Sexual Violence

Bobby Kunhu While, sexual intercourse in dominant discourse is located foundationally within a heterosexual patriarchal paradigm and rape is a violent extension of the same. The act is deeply orchestrated by existing hegemonies that define the society in which it is enacted. This is the reason that women’s bodies and sexualities are often primary targets …

Gender

Unnao after Hathras: Atrocities, again and again

sonali shirke new

Sonali Shirke In Baburha village, Unnao district, of Uttar Pradesh, a horrific incident of atrocities against Dalit girls has once again come to light on February 17 (many such incidents happen every day which do not come to light). Three minor girls who live in a Dalit locality, went to fetch fodder in the field …

Features

Can an ‘encounter’ deliver justice in a democratic state?

me

  Sheetal Dinkar Asha Kamble The last 12 years’ experience of working on the issue of violence against women gave me the insight to deeply understand gender and caste politics. From 2007 to 2011, I worked with Maharashtra police on the issue of violence against women. I was placed at the Special Cell for Women and …

Assertion

Brajesh Thakur, Who is Responsible for Muzaffarpur Multiple Rapes?

kunhu

  Bobby Kunhu “I do not expect the White Media to create positive Black images” – Huey Newton “Historically, rape and sexual violence have been used as means to dominate and control different races, cultures, and groups of people.” – Chardonnay Madkins The Muzaffarpur multiple rapes and the way the state machinery and discourse has …

Features

Sweet Country: Domination, Land, and Law

mukesh kumar

  Mukesh Kumar Australian director Warwick Thornton’s recently released film Sweet Country, which is making a buzz on the global scene, unfolds the relationship of power and domination within the purview of the colonial settlers’ encounter with the aboriginal people. The film set in the 1920s in the mesmerising landscape of Northern Territory near Alice Springs …

Assertion

Caste Attacks on Buddhists in Nashik (Part 2)

nashik 4

  Amar Khade What actually happened in Talegaon? According to reliable sources, this is what happened: around 8.30 to 9 pm on 8th October 2016, after finishing his dinner, the alleged perpetrator (a Dalit boy aged 14 years) was chatting with his two Maratha friends near his house. The victim, a minor Maratha girl, was the …