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Rest in power, Bojja Tharakam Sir!

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  Karthik Navayan Bojja Tharakam (1939-2016). From Radical Students Union (RSU), Scheduled Castes Federation (SCF), Scheduled Castes Students’ Federation (SCSF), Ambedkar Yuvajana Sangham (AYS), Rythu Coolie Sangham (RCS – Farm Workers’ Union of which he was an advisor), Republican Party of India to Andhra Pradesh Dalita Mahasabha. From a student leader organising a month long …

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If all the accused are innocent, then who killed the Tsundur Dalits?

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  Duddu Prabhakar On August 6 of 1991, around 11 am in the morning the high caste mob of Reddy’s and Kapu’s from Tsundur, Valiveru, Modukuru and Munnangi Vari Palem, with the help of police pursued and hacked to death Dalits from Tsundur. After four days, 8 corpses (7 Malas, 1 Madiga) were recovered from …

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Review Acquittal of Accused in Tsundur Massacre of Dalits

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We Demand Government of India to take all the possible steps to review Judgment of clean acquittal of accused in Tsundur dalits massacre case and prefer an Appeal against this arbitrary Judgment Please read the text of the petition below and sign it at this Change.org page.  ~ Text of the petition To The President …

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The uniqueness of the Tsundur struggle

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  Anoop Kumar & Ashokan Nambiar [Published in INSIGHT, a Dalit students’ magazine, Jan-Feb 2005 issue, with the title ‘Following Tsundur: Taking stock of path to justice’] While preparing the last issue of Insight [Nov-Dec 2004] that was based on caste atrocities we were shocked at the poor conviction rate in the massacres of Dalits. …

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‘The whole system is in their hands, including the judicial system’: Bojja Tharakam

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes Dalit Camera spoke to veteran human rights lawyer Bojja Tharakam after the acquittal of all the accused in the Tsunduru massacre case in the Andhra Pradesh High Court on April 22, 2014. Very recently Bojja Tharakam, who is the Special Public Prosecutor in the case, had openly expressed lack …

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Protest Against Acquittal of Tsunduru Accused

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  Please Join Protest  On 23rd April 2014, at 11 am Place: Dr Ambedkar Statue, Lower Tank Bund, Hyderabad Against the acquittal by AP High court on 22nd April, 2014, of the culprits responsible for the killing of 13 Dalits (Malas) on 6th August, 1991, in Tsunduru village of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. ~~~ [Via …