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Preliminary Report: National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women

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  National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women Introduction  “Hindu Society as such does not exist. It is only a collection of castes. Each caste is conscious of its existence. Its survival is the be-all and end-all of its existence.” Babasaheb Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste, 1937. A caste society is inherently violent in nature and this …

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First Day at the ‘National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women in India’

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The National Tribunal – Violence against Dalit Women in India (on 30th September and 1st October, 2013, at the Constitution Club in New Delhi) was conceived in the hope that it would be ‘one small step in the long and arduous journey of Dalit women for reclaiming their rights‘. Asha Kowtal very succinctly expressed the …

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From Jind to Delhi via Rohtak: The tortuous path to justice

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  Sanghapali Aruna Kornana (A report on the events and protests that followed the tragic death of the 20 year old Dalit girl in Jind, Haryana, on 24th August, 2013)  What happened? The country witnessed another horrific yet beautifully manipulated story of a young woman who was raped and murdered. The mutilated body of a …