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Repetitive, non-creative strategy? Why is annihilation of caste still a ‘distant’ dream

Wednesday, April 14, 2021By Aviral Anand*  If Dr BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary is a day of celebration, it is also a day of reflection. To honor the struggle of someone as dedicated and revolutionary as Dr. Ambedkar, one must be… Continue Reading →

Kausalya Baisantri, an early Dalit woman autobiographer, fought a ‘double curse’

Posted On April 15, 2021 BY SIDDHESH GAUTAM Kausalya Baisantri was an activist, writer, educator, and a gem of the Dalit community. Born as Kausalya Nandeshwar in Maharashtra’s Nagpur on 8 September 1926, Kausalya was the first woman from the… Continue Reading →

April 14 as #DalitDiwali: Are Bahujan leaders ‘insensitive’ in choosing symbols?

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat* Dr Mama Deshmukh is a veteran Bahujan historian. In a conversation with me recently, he said that only Ambedkarite Buddhists are capable to lead the Bahujan movement. He insisted, they should get united. An interesting part of his discussion… Continue Reading →

Ranipet Murder Case – 2 Dalit Men Killed for standing up for themselves

POSTED ON APRIL 12, 2021 The family of the murdered men tell TNM that the crimes were premeditated and demand that the police take strict action. Priyanka Thirumurthy It was close to 7pm on Wednesday night when 26-year-old Suriya, a… Continue Reading →

Dalit, Adivasi women facing sexual violence has ‘increased’ during pandemic:

India’s civil rights network, National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), in a statement on the occasion of well-known gender rights leader Savitribai Phule’s 124th death anniversary, being observed as part of the Feminist Week of Resistance and Reflections (March 7… Continue Reading →

Gender Equity and COVID-19: Dalit Standpoints

This paper attempts to understand the larger meanings that interlink social spaces of Dalits women and COVID-19. It tries to foreground the following questions. How does it determine the realm of social distancing? Does it lead to a new world… Continue Reading →

Rajasthan: Family Kills 18-Year-Old Girl For Loving Dalit Man

Pinky Saini’s partner Roshan Mahawar accuses Rajasthan police of not acting on time. March 5, 2021 At first one could barely comprehend what Roshan Mahawar was saying. He mumbled and rued with his voice breaking midway “Had police acted on… Continue Reading →

Gujarat: Dalit RTI Activist Hacked to Death to death at home in Bhavnagar

Posted On March 3, 2021 Boricha, who had complained against the Kshatriyas for usurping his land, had to move court because the police didn’t file an FIR. The assailants killed him with spear and sword, inside his house. KEY HIGHLIGHTS… Continue Reading →

Christians – Hate machinery’s new target

By Shashi Tharoor  During the unpleasantness surrounding the arrest of 22-year-old activist Disha Ravi, the most unsavoury of the many disagreeable elements in the controversy was the attempt of hindutva social media warriors to disparage her by claiming she is… Continue Reading →

‘You Are A Dalit, Should Behave Like One’, Cops Shouted As They Tortured Me: Nodeep Kaur

During a protest last month, Haryana police arrested the 24-year-old under charges including murder and extortion among others. Preetha Nair  Days after being granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Dalit labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur spoke to Outlook about… Continue Reading →

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