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Phoolan Devi: A revolutionary, a politician and a Buddhist

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  Ritesh Today 10th August, is the birth anniversary of of the queen of justice– Phoolan Devi. Let’s today remember her with unpopular facts of her life’s journey. At the age of 31, in 1994, Phoolan Devi was released from jail after spending a decade without any trial. After a traumatizing childhood & a terrible …

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Crossroads of Covid: Time for Theological Transition

dr anuradha bele and dr jas simran kehal

  Dr Anuradha Bele & Dr Jas Simran Kehal Reading about Mahavir and Buddha with my son in his class VI ICSE history textbook took us back to the 6th century BC. The chapter explained state of affairs that led to rise of a new religious revolution. The causes enumerated in the textbook forced me …

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The incompatibility of RSS-BJP’s agenda with the idea of India: A Zero Hour prognosis

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Salman Farissi In 2019, when BJP won with a bigger majority than ever before, the minorities of the country, especially religious minorities, were not only disappointed but deeply distressed. While they pondered their prospects, followers of the hardcore right-wing, sycophants of Hindutva ideology, were celebrating and contemplating making their idea of Hindu-Rashtra a reality. Before …

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Hindu religion is the real culprit: Why do people avoid talking about it?

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  Vaishali Khandekar “In spite of what others say the Hindu will not admit that there is anything evil in the Caste System and from one point he is right. There is love, unity and mutual aid among members of a family. There is honour among theives. A band of robbers have common interests as …

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Mockery of Electoral System in Central University of Gujarat

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  Vinod Kumar & Hawaldar Bharti Student movements in general, and students’ union election system in particular, have systematically been made non-effective through various government rulings by several electoral reform committees, particularly Lyngdoh Committee recommendations. In most of the Universities either there is no system of student representatives who can raise their voice for the …

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Demolition of Historic Ravidas Temple, Chamarwal Johar in New Delhi

ram dayal ahirwar

Ram Dayal Ahirwar Guru Ravidas needs no introduction. He is a well-known figure, who took birth in 15th century in Varanasi to parents working in leather processing. In modern India, Ravidas is revered by the Ravidasia community for the virtues he possessed. His denouncement of the brahmanical values holds immense significance in the history of …

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‘The pain is ours, the leadership should be ours’: Rahul Sonpimple on battle against right wing

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  Rahul Sonpimple (This is the text of his speech on the theme ‘Undoing the Dominant Narrative’ delivered at the SIO national conference on February 23rd, 2018. It was transcribed by Sumeet Samos) Jai Bhim to all the participants, friends, elders, women and student representatives on behalf of my organization BAPSA. Tonight, I speak here not …

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Present and Future of Dalit-Bahujans

Dr. Y. Srinivasa Rao

  Dr. Y. Srinivasa Rao At one time, practice was considered an application of theory, a consequence; at other times, it had an opposite sense and it was thought to inspire theory, to be indispensable for the creation of future theoretical forms. In any event, their relationship was understood in terms of a process of …

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An open letter to Hon’ble Minister Mr. Ramdas Athawale

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  Raju Chalwadi This letter has been written in keeping with the philosophy that critical self-evaluation and accountability of the movement and leaders itself is necessary and a pre-condition for it to succeed.  Dalit politics has reached a critical stage; the decline of BSP and co-optation of prominent Dalit leaders by the current establishment has …