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Police harass noted Dalit activist Sivakami at Ilavarasan’s funeral

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  Prof Lenin and Ilan Suriyan Under the guise of Section 144, the police have been obstructing dalit leaders from paying their last respects to Ilavarasan. Even the prominent dalit woman activist, writer and politician, P Sivakami has not been spared from this harassment. Sivakami had to enter Natham colony secretly through another route as …

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Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …

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Land is not ancestral property, it has to change hands: Sivakami

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  P. Sivakami, a role model for young dalit adivasi and bahujan women, spent two days at the National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress interacting with students and fellow activists. She is an ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded a political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai‘, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim …

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Reflections: National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013

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  Prachi Beula The National Dalit and Adivasi Women’s Congress 2013 was something that was long overdue. I am yet to absorb the ‘explosion of knowledge and power’ that I experienced and when Anoop bhai said we could share our experiences I was glad to sit down and reflect. Many people asked questions like why …