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The myth called medical fraternity

Prashik It is perhaps known to every liberal (if they have at least basic understanding) that our constitution enshrines three values which it holds essential for human progress. They are as propounded by Dr Ambedkar: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. If you are a medico, you have probably seen the term fraternity thrown around a lot …


Statement of Adivasi Students’ Forum (ASF), TISS

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JOHAR TISS/ ADIVASI STUDENTS’ FORUM’S (ASF) STATEMENTTATA INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 28th April 2018.  Why Tata Institute of Social Sciences should not ask Hostel and Dining Hall charges from the eligible GoI- PMS students belonging to ST/SC/ OBC (NC) communities?  67th Day of STRIKE!  Our Struggle Continues…!! The results for the various M.A. programs at …


32 Days of Students’ Protests in TISS #injusTISS

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  TISS Alumni  Letter of Solidarity by TISS Alumni March 23, 2018. This date marks the completion of a month of students’ protests over the withdrawal of fee waivers to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Caste – Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NC) students availing Government of India Post Matric Scholarship (GoI-PMS) in …


Do ‘The Hindu’ newspaper’s Photo Captions have Caste too?


  Anoop Kumar (This article was first published on 27th July, 2009, on Insight blog) Today, while reading one of our national English dailies, The Hindu, I came across a news item regarding the rekindling of the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan, demanding Scheduled Tribe status. They are holding a three day caste-panchayat to support their …


The dalit woman is a threat to the caste system: Chithralekha


  Rupesh Kumar Chithralekha has been on strike for the last 100 days seeking justice for the attacks on her by CPM goons. The government and district authorities remain silent on Chithralekha’s vociferous questioning and demand for justice. From October 25th, 2014, Chithralekha and her husband Sreeshkant are sitting in protest in front of the …


Chithralekha’s protest is Ambedkarite politics

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  Rupesh Kumar The questions raised by the political struggles of Chithralekha, the dalit auto rickshaw driver in Payyannur in Kerala, against the Left male violence on her family, gender and dalit identity is a hard punch against caste discrimination and patriarchy. Payyanur is part of the so-called ‘innocent North Malabar’, also known as ‘North …