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Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

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  Rajendra Jadhav India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Asia Dalit Rights Forum has published its report on India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in the side event of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York city …

Features

Atrocities on Dalits and Rights to Self Defence

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  Deepak Kumar The Indian Constitution envisaged the words of Buddha, “war is not the solution”, in its text and other legislative provisions. The Indian Constitution in Part IV makes the provision to maintain international peace and security[1]. The individual is a subject in national as well as international law and the individuals enjoy rights …

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India upholds Caste System at the UN

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Amar Khade [A compilation of news and commentary] Recently the Special Rapporteur on minority issues Rita Izsák, of United Nations Human Rights Council Published a report on minority issues. The report was presented and discussed in the UN Human Rights Council on 15th March 2016. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on minority issues was …

Features

The Unclean Politics behind Swachh Bharat

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  Ravi Chandran The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign has raised a few critiques questioning the credibility of the campaign. Most of the debates are responses to the pictures where Mr. Narendra Modi is shown holding a broom and posing for pictures. This article is a small response to the proposed programme. Brief Outline The …

Assertion

Dalit women ask South Asian States to challenge impunity, untouchability and discrimination

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  Statement issued by All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch – NCDHR  Navi Pillay highlights power asymmetries leading to Caste based Gender Discrimination and Violence faced by Dalit women at the side event on Dalit women in the 23 Human Rights Council, United Nations, Geneva Geneva, June 7, 2013 The UN High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, …

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Caste-based discrimination a major structural factor underlying poverty: UN

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  Continued plight of the ‘untouchables’ UN experts call for strengthened protection of more than 260 million victims of caste-based discrimination GENEVA (24 May 2013) – They occupy the lowest levels of strict, hierarchical caste systems founded on notions of purity, pollution and inequality. They face marginalization, social and economic exclusion, segregation in housing, limited …

Policy

Dalit women on intersections of violence and discrimination at the Human Rights Council

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Dalit women on intersections of violence and discrimination at HRC 23 in the UN ~ Side event at the 23rd session of the UN Human Rights Council  “Dalit Women: Working Together Towards The Elimination OfMultiple And Intersecting Forms Of Discrimination And ViolenceBased On Gender And Caste” On 4 June 2013, 14:30-16:30, Room VIII, 3rd floor …

Atrocities

Dalit rights activists enraged at the failure of Indian delegations

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Dalit rights activists enraged at the failure of Indian delegations to address questions raised at the UN today – NCDHR Geneva, May 24, 2012 – Dalit rights activists gathered in Geneva are disappointed at the Indian delegation’s immediate response to the real challenges that Dalits face, when India was reviewed at the UN Universal Periodic Review of India …