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Ashes, Bones And A Long Wait For Justice

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 One year after Hathras, father of Dalit woman refuses to immerse ashes in Ganga till accused are ‘hanged’. Living in fear and waiting for justice, family of gangrape-murder victim expresses dismay over ‘slow pace’ of… Continue Reading →

Dalits take possession of land in Sangrur

6 acres taken forcibly, alleges panchayat secy Sangrur, September 19 Dalit residents of Bakhshiwala village on Saturday under the banner of Zameen Prapti Sanghrash Committee (ZPSC) forcibly took possession of 6-acre land reserved for them from the village panchayat land…. Continue Reading →

Poet of the feminine: The legacy of Subramania Bharati

Mira T. Sundara RajanSEPTEMBER 18, 2021 14:17 IST A family photo taken in 1917 with Shakuntala and Chellamma seated left to right. Standing left to right are Thangammal, Ramu and Vijayaraghavan (friends) and Bharati.   | Photo Credit: The Hindu Archives… Continue Reading →

Punjab gets its first Dalit Chief Minister

Punjab Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi speaks to the media as Congress Punjab unit chief Navjot Singh Sidhu looks on outside the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh on September 19, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI Charanjit Singh Channi is close to… Continue Reading →

Hindutva Is Not Hindu Religion #SundayReading

Dismantling Global Hindutva, a series of virtual conferences, seeks to analyze and educate the public as to how Hindutva is destroying India, undermining India’s secular and democratic traditions and threatening to stifle academic freedom in India. Dismantling Global Hindutva, a… Continue Reading →

Disinformation: A New Type of State-Sponsored Violence

Neelanjan Sircar The Umar Khalid case: A recent case of disinformation used as evidence for arresting a person | Screengrab from YouTube While attempts by the ruling party to control the media and the messaging are not new in India,… Continue Reading →

Sexual Violence Against Dalits at the Current Conjuncture

Protest against the rape, murder and forcible cremation of the 9 year old Dalit girl in the Nangal village of Delhi cantonment area, at Jantar Mantar (4 August 2021) | SFI Delhi (Twitter) by- V.Geetha ‘Both Dalit suffering and Dalit… Continue Reading →

Indian Association of Women’s Studies , NE chapter condemns Tezpur Institute for sexist attitude

Indian Association of Women’s Studies, NE Chapter expressed collective shock at the recent incident in Tezpur where a 19-year-old girl was humiliated over her attire at an exam hall and strongly condemn the act. The young woman, who had come… Continue Reading →

How Tamil YouTubers are fighting casteist, sexist ideas in pop culture

Posted On September 18, 2021 The democratisation of the internet has enabled anti-caste and/or feminist voices from oppressed communities, who were earlier denied a platform, to express their political, social and cultural opinions. Director Shankar’s debut film Gentleman, released in… Continue Reading →

Catholic women condemn term “Narcotic Jihad” by Kerala Bishop

A Statement by Concerned Catholic Women of India The statement bemoans that a Kerala bishop used unfortunately “Narcotic Jihad,” a term coined without foreseeing its dreadful consequences for various communities in the country We are living in trying times in… Continue Reading →

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