Topic: Dalit

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Blow to casteism

United action by progressive groups forces the hand of the government to act decisively in the case of the “honour killing” of a Dalit youth for mar...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani Wins in Gujarat’s Vadgam Seat

Mevani, who contested as an independent candidate with support of the Congress, polled 95,497 votes on the seat reserved for a Schedule Caste nominee. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Gujarat 2017: The Meaning of Jignesh Mevani

This is a moment full of possibility for the articulation of a Dalit-Bahujan oriented left-wing politics – not just in Gujarat but elsewhere in the countr...   [ continue reading...]

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The Fempire Strikes Back with #MeToo

This movement is a long time coming. First, for the record, let me tell you my story about another of those perversely creepy Hollywood predators, a sort...   [ continue reading...]

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MURDER IN MUDUKULATHUR: CASTE AND ELECTORAL POLITICS IN TAMIL NADU

KA Manikumar In 1957, during the run-up to state assembly by-elections in Tamil Nadu, violence broke out in Mudukulathur—a southeastern town in the state&...   [ continue reading...]

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The Challenges Facing Jignesh Mevani, Independent Candidate From Vadgam

With Congress and AAP declaring their support for Mevani, and activists from various parts of the country campaigning for him, will the Dalit leader make the cu...   [ continue reading...]

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Tamil Nadu ‘Honour’ Killing Verdict Offers Fresh Hope for Those Battling to Annihilate Caste

Activists say that by handing out death sentences to six accused in the killing of a Dalit man, a Tamil Nadu court has sent out a strong message to apologists o...   [ continue reading...]

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The Fempire Strikes Back: #MeToo

Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. First, for the record, le...   [ continue reading...]

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The Basket Makers of English

Three generations ago, the people of a Dalit hamlet called English, in Bihar's Banka district, gave up burning bodies and took up weaving baskets. The post The...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Love Will Triumph When Honour Killings Are Prevented. Caste Will Be Annihilated When Love Triumphs’

Kausalya's husband Sankar, a Dalit, was hacked to death in front of her in broad daylight last year. She has now dedicated her life to the annihilation of caste...   [ continue reading...]

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On the Brink of Calamity: The GOP Tax Plan Takes Center Stage

Over 100 protesters met at Greeley Square in Midtown Manhattan on November 27, 2017, and marched along 34th Street to raise awareness against the irresponsible...   [ continue reading...]

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Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women: NCRB Data

The data do support the controversial theory that caste identities matter less in urban areas. The post Most Crimes Against Dalits Are Against SC Women: NCRB Da...   [ continue reading...]

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Remembering murdered activists is important – but not enough

My organisation publishes annual, online tributes to activists who have passed away. What we really need is for st...   [ continue reading...]

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An arrest in France freaks out the Kremlin kleptocracy

Anna Nemtsova reports: He was one of Russia’s untouchables: the country’s 21st richest man, a senator in the upper chamber of parliament. He is part...   [ continue reading...]

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After Violence and NSA Charges, Caste Lines Are Deeper Than Ever in Saharanpur

Dalit villagers in Shabbirpur are still hoping that the members of their community – as well as Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar – charged under the N...   [ continue reading...]

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History's Emancipator: Did Abraham Lincoln Have "a Drop of Anti-Slavery Blood in His Veins"?

Abraham Lincoln is memorialized in the historical record as "the Great Emancipator," but he came reluctantly to the idea of emancipation. In the meantime, thous...   [ continue reading...]

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We Are All Complicit in the Institutional Murders of Dalit Sanitation Workers

It is not as though people don't know that septic tanks and manholes are deathtraps, yet manual scavenging continues. The post We Are All Complicit in the Insti...   [ continue reading...]

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ICTY/Bosnia: Life Sentence for Ratko Mladic

Expand Mejra Dzogaz cries near the graves of her family members at the Memorial Center in P...   [ continue reading...]

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By Age 22, Half of the Women in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Stay Home or Are Married: Survey

By community, Dalits (70%) had the highest share of 22 year olds employed in the states in 2016. The post By Age 22, Half of the Women in Andhra Pradesh and Tel...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalit Rights Group Seeks NHRC Intervention In NSA Charge Against Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar

The Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch has urged the rights body to address the 'grave injustice and human rights violation' against the Bhim Army chief, in custody sinc...   [ continue reading...]

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