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Hathras Tragedy: Recurring Shame of India

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  Swapnil Dhanraj The rhetoric of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao has failed once again in Uttar Pradesh. Manisha Valmiki, a young Dalit girl succumbed to her injuries in Delhi on 29th of September. May be her disappearance will not have any impact on the national consciousness of this country. However, it is not an off-incident. …

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EVM is Killing India’s Democracy

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  S Kumar   Election process is the sacred soul of a democracy. After India’s independence, voting rights were granted to all the adults irrespective of caste, creed, gender, religion etc., without any discrimination. Earlier the voting process were done using paper based ballots. The election process gradually became more prone to manipulation with violence …

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The Story of Caste and Indian Campuses – II

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  Anoop Kumar Continued from here. 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. Now I would like to take you back to my engineering college days. I did my 10+2 …

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Call for Papers: Seminar on ‘Most Marginalised Dalits: Mobilizations and Struggles for Justice’

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  Call for Research Papers For a ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Most Marginalised Dalits: Mobilizations and Struggles for Justice On 29-30 March, 2016G.B Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad, UP Concept Note There are series of democratic struggles within Dalits by most marginalized Dalits for greater recognition and redistribution from mid of the 1990s in …

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Kanshi Ram, the political genius and true game changer

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  Raj Kumar Politics is the most difficult of life skills, and those who remain reluctant to master this art are condemned to remain as obedient slaves while the masters of politics enjoy undiminished supremacy in all human relations. History bears testimony that civilization developments have been made possible by the leadership of the political …

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Pushpa Balmiki: I decided to fight

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– An interview with Pushpa Balmiki [This interview was first published as “My restlessness grew and started taking form quite early” in the March-April 2005 issue of Insight magazine. R. B. Rawat conducted the interview] Pushpa Balmiki is the founder of Adharshila, an NGO working in the Tarai Region of UP. She has represented Dalit …