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Tribal Intellectual Collective India announces Lecture Series

The Tribal Intellectual Collective India, a national platform of academics and scholars from the Scheduled Tribe communities are organising a special lecture on an important subject concerning the history and process of becoming a Scheduled Tribe in India. The lecture will be delivered by its National Convener (Academic) Dr. Bodhi S. R, Associate Professor and …


From Chuni Kotal to Ruma Das: The price of Bengal’s casteist education system

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  Drishadwati Bargi & Georgy Kuruvila Roy  The recruitment of candidates under the West Bengal School Service Commission has always been tampered with political interference. Irrespective of political colour, the ruling party has always been perceived as giving undue favours to its members/supporters, often in blatant disregard of constitutional rules or morals or the socio-economic predicament …


Dalits and Adivasis will plan their own development: Paul Divakar

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  Asha Kowtal interviewed Paul Divakar, Convenor of the National Coalition on SCP/TSP Legislation (Special Component Plan for the Scheduled Castes and the Tribal Sub-Plan for the Scheduled Tribes) about the SCP/TSP Bill, a few weeks ago. The text of the interview is featured below the video. {youtube}Yn7W3nPNEnE{/youtube}  Asha Kowtal: Jai Bhim Paul. Thank you …


No More Student Suicides, No More Caste Discrimination, No More Dropouts

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  Forum Against Caste Discrimination in Education Acknowledging the widespread caste discrimination prevalent across the Indian campuses and in solidarity with the ongoing protest by Dalit, Adivasi and Backward caste students of the School of Germanic Studies, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, more than 200 students, teachers and professionals from across the country …


Law, Society and Dalits in India – Part 2


Karthik Navayan Continued from here. The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 Article 17 of Indian Constitution seeks to abolish ‘untouchability’ and its practice in any form is forbidden. It is basically a “statement of principle” that needs to be made operational with the apparent objective to remove humiliation and multifaceted harassments …