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Some of us will have to fight all our lives: Anoop Kumar

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  Anoop Kumar (This is the transcipt of his speech at the celebrations of the 126th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Amebdkar in Ras Al Khaimah organised by Ambedkar International Mission, UAE, on 21st April, 2017. It was translated from Hindi by Abhishek Juneja) Jai Bhim. I am very happy to be among you all. I …

Dr. Ambedkar

Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949

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  Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar‘s speech in the Constituent Assembly on 25th November 1949 Sir, looking back on the work of the Constituent Assembly it will now be two years, eleven months and seventeen days since it first met on the 9th of December 1946. During this period the Constituent Assembly has altogether held …

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Soni Sori: ‘The State is Lawless’

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  Soni Sori, a human rights defender and an Adivasi school teacher from Chhattisgarh, was in Mumbai recently to talk at an event organized to commemorate Justice (retired) Suresh Hosbet’s 25 years of contribution to human rights struggle in India post his retirement. This event was orgainsed by Majlis, a women’s rights organization in collaboration with …

Gender

Where are the Women Professors from the SC/ST/OBC categories?

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  Prachi Patil Speech made at the protest organised by United OBC Forum and BAPSA on 9th June, 2016 against the discriminatory Anti-OBC Reservation circular of UGC/MHRD which denies OBC reservations in Faculty Recruitments and Promotions. Jai Bhim Friends, I will only take a few minutes of your time. Speakers before me have placed their …

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The Story of Caste and Indian Campuses

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  Anoop Kumar His speech at the talk organised by the Ambedkarite Students’ Association at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, held on 22nd December, 2014. The speech has been transcribed by Valliammal Karunakaran. My name is Anoop and I have been working on the issue of Dalit students in Indian campuses for almost …

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Dontha Prashanth: It is Appa Rao who is anti-national!

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  This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Dontha Prashanth at Velivada in the University of Hyderabad campus after his release from jail on March 29, 2016; it was transcribed by Vinay Shende. The speech has been captured in two videos: Prashanth‘s speech starts at around the 26:15 minute in the first video, and …

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Prof Ratnam: Appa Rao has no moral right to be on the campus!

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  This is a transcript of the speech delivered by Prof K Y Ratnam at Velivada in the University of Hyderabad campus after his release from jail yesterday; it was transcribed by Vinay Shende. Prof Ratnam’s speech starts at around the 17th minute of the video which can be found here. Any discrepancies or errors …

Thought

Forget the Raj. Who’ll say sorry for millennia of abuse of dalits?

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  Surendra Kumar With his rousing speech at Oxford Union, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has silenced his detractors. Ironically, his own party seeks his silence. Obviously, they don’t take his gift of gab and exceptional oratorical skills seriously. What a pity. What a huge difference a single speech can make! Shashi Tharoor’s 15-minute stirring intervention …