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Research

Exploring the Narrative History and Experiences of Meghwal Community: An Ethnographic Study

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  Mayur Helia The Meghwal community has no written history as such. Everything is in the oral form. Through this research, I have understood that a major portion of their history is lost in this process of oral history. Also, there are multiple stories which have come up over a period of time. About the …

Assertion

Who is eating up 711 million budget of minorities in Sindh?

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  Sufi Ghulam Hussain In Pakistan, ‘minority’ as a term is implied to mean religious minorities, or non-Muslims. Constitutionally, ‘minority affairs’ is a provincial subject. Since, the problem of caste is denied, there is no specific budget allocated for Scheduled Castes or Dalits in Pakistan. The State of Pakistan gives primacy to the category of …

Features

Why Dalits in Pakistan are reluctant to convert to Islam en masse!

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Sufi Ghulam Hussain Mukhi, the panchayat headman of Oad [Dalit] community begged in the name of holy Gita and even threw his turban at Seetal’s feet, but Seetal just didn’t care much and replied:“Mukhi! Do whatever you like, but I shall change my religion.Mukhi: “But why after all you do, you want to change your …

Features

Ambedkar is as relevant for today’s Pakistan as he is for India

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  Auwn Gurmani Recently, a video was making the rounds, wherein a ponytailed man wearing glasses could be seen slapping a hapless man at the shrine of Bahaudin Zakariya. This man was Syed Mureed Hussain Shah, brother of Shah Mehmood Qureshi who is the vice chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-insaaf (the major opposition party in the Parliament). Qureshi’s …

Features

Bheel Intellectual Forum: Heartbeat of Dalit Activism in Pakistan

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  Sufi Ghulam Hussain On 26th of March, the Bheel Intellectual Forum (BIF) organized a Scheduled Caste Jagarta Rally, the first ever rally that saw the participation of all major Dalit communities of Sindh. Kolhi, Bheel, Meghwar and Baghri walked through the streets of Mithi city of Tharparkar to demand rights of Scheduled castes communities, …

Features

Dr. Khatumal Jeewan on the Rise of Meghwars in local Politics of lower Sindh

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  Dr Khatumal Jeewan Dr Khatumal Jeewan (Khatu) is the most celebrated Dalit leader of Pakistan. He has been senator, four times MNA (Member of National Assembly)  and two times MPA (Member of Provincial Assembly) on party ticket of Pakistan People’s Party, between 1985 and 2013. This speech was delivered at a time when the …