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Features

Discipline and Punish: A History of Impalement in Kerala and Tamil Nadu

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  Umar Nizar The brutal murder of P. Jeyaraj and his son Beniks in police custody in Sathankulam in Tamil Nadu invokes the Nirbhaya case in its brutality, the only difference in this case being that the perpetrators were policemen. The atrocious and horrific nature of the torture and the brutalities inflicted upon the victims …

Assertion

Migrant Tears in Untouchable India

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Mungamuri Kranthi Kumar Corona doesn’t know any Caste or Religion, Says Hindutva. It is a blatant lie, It is Brahminical Morality Mocking thousand of years of Bahujan pain and agony. Caste Hindus snatched my land Tortured and killed me in my Untouchable village; Thousands of years of Caste Hindu Untouchability Thousands of years of Caste …

Assertion

An appeal from Students of Niyamgiri

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An Appeal to Adivasi-Dalit-Bahujan & International Indigenous Student Community from the Birsaite-Ambedkarite Students & Young Intellectuals of Niyamgiri We, the Adivasi students of Niyamgiri studying in Bhubaneswar as well as other parts of Odisha and the country, want to bring urgent notice to one and all that our homes and families are in grave danger …

Policy

European Parliament adopts historic resolution on Dalits

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  International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) Press release A strongly worded resolution on caste discrimination in India was debated and adopted today by the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The Parliament condemned the high number of atrocities committed against Dalits in India and the Indian government’s insufficient action on the issue of caste discrimination. Copenhagen (IDSN), …

Atrocities

‘The very right of living in this country has been snatched from me’

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Linga Ram Kodopi, a trained journalist and Soni Sori’s nephew, who is accused of having Naxal connections has been in prison since 10 September 2011. He writes an open letter to fellow Indians. ~~~ Respected intellectuals, I am writing this letter in the hope that you all will do justice to the torture and injustices …

Atrocities

Soni Sori: Human Rights Watch writes to Prime Minister

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Letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regarding Sexual Assault Case in Police Custody Dr. Manmohan Singh Honorable Prime Minister of India South Block, Raisina Hill New Delhi 110011 India Dear Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch to draw your attention to the case of Soni Sori, a tribal …

Atrocities

What the EXPLOSIVE Kandhamal tribunal report says

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Vicky Nanjappa A report of the National People’s Tribunal on the 2008 riots in Kandhamal, Orissa, is out. The report that runs into 197 pages points out that the brutality of the violence falls within the definition of ‘torture’ under international law, particularly the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. According to the tribunal, …

Atrocities

The disappearance of two Dalit students in Mahabubnagar

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Raise your voice against the disappearance of two Dalit students in Mahabubnagar! Report filed by Karthik Navayan The details of the case are that on 15th August, 2005, the CPI (Maoist) party killed one sitting MLA, Chittem Narsi Reddy of Makthal constituency, in Mahabubnagar district. In this case, the police of Mahabubnagar started harassing the …