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Dalit houses burnt & ransacked by Vanniyars

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  Joshua Isaac Dalits of Nadupatti colony have been facing atrocities committed by Vanniyars of Kariyampatti for some time. During October 2013, the Nadupatti colony Dalits left their houses and took shelter in a nearby hillock fearing attacks from Vanniyars following a temple festival dispute, where Dalit youth were attacked for wearing T-shirts with Ondiveeran’s …

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State’s Apathy towards Caste Based Violence

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  Jyotsna Siddharth The grisly incident that took place a couple of months ago in Jind, Haryana is a stark reminder of the State’s antipathy towards Dalits, which continue to downplay their concerns, many years after the Prevention of Atrocity Act came into being. It bring us back to the debate as to what sort …

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The question of casteism still remains

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  K. Satyanarayana The controversy around Ashis Nandy’s casual remarks at the Jaipur Literature Festival did not address a number of important questions of public concern. The frenzied ‘Save Nandy’ campaign that followed has actually foreclosed any productive discussion. His supporters have been trying to explain and contextualise Professor Nandy’s flippant remarks through references to …

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“I am not for Ashis Nandy’s arrest, I want to expose him”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, interviewed Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on Prof. Ashis Nandy‘s recent comments On Dalit Bahujans at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s the second and final part of …

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“Is Ashis Nandy a sacred cow?”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, interviewed Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on Prof. Ashis Nandy’s recent comments On Dalit Bahujans at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s a part of the transcript of …

Atrocities

Dharmapuri atrocity – preliminary report

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Preliminary Report by  Evidence, God’s Mercy Illam, 9B, P.T. Rajan Road, (Near Singarayar Colony), Madurai – 625 002. Tamil Nadu.On 14.11.2012 ~ Initiate action who indulged in torching Dalit homesIncidents of attack on Dalit residential areas rising in Tamil Nadu4 villages, 60 Dalit homes were torched and 120 houses got damaged ~ Natham colony is within …