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Caste Diversity in Indian Development Sector: Does it Exist?

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  Karthik Navayan Gramsci uses the analogy of civil society as a system of trenches and redoubts surrounding the state1. All political attempts by the underprivileged classes–castes in Indian context–to overcome the barriers are drowned by the development sector that claims for itself the status of the civil society. Does the civil society, popularly understood …

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Question Collectors and SPs about Atrocities

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  Vaibhav Chhaya The recent rise in the atrocity cases has been most disturbing, and alarming. Casteism is crossing all its earlier limits, and is now a malignant tumour. To counter this, we must strengthen the atrocity law. And to strengthen the atrocity law must be one of our most urgent priorities. We have little …

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Munavath Sriramulu’s unending struggle against discrimination at EFLU

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  George Thomas For Munavath Sriramulu (belonging to the ST category), life was shining bright, full of hope and plenty of dreams to fulfil despite the many obstacles he faced economically and socially. He was a fourth semester student of BA German in the prestigious English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, in the year 2012. …

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Dalit students demand removal of illegal places of worship in Osmania

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  Ravi Chandran Osmania University is a hotbed of Dalit politics. OU was a bastion of the upper caste middle classes in the 60s and 70s, but since the late 80s, the upper caste student population has drastically come down. After Mandal, the representation of SC/ST/OBCs has gone up to a majority in the university. …

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike (from 11.00 am, 30th July, 2012) for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation in Delhi University  [Via Hany Babu] In the garb of protecting seats reserved for SC/ST from fraudulent certificates, and providing free registration forms, which is freely available to the general candidates online, the DU Administration has instituted …