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3 crore Muslims and 4 crore Dalits missing from voter lists

Khalid Saifullah, the founder of the Missing Voter App and CEO of the Hyderabad based RayLabs undertook a study and found that 15 per cent of all voters and 25 per cent Muslims are not present on the electoral list. Therefore approximately 12.7 crores of all voters and three crore Muslims will not be able …

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Press Statement: India Unites – Joint Agitation from Jan 30 to Feb 7 2019 at Jantar Mantar

Starting January 30, a joint agitation will begin amplifying some of today’s most critical issues affecting Indians everywhere. We, as citizens, intend to set out an agenda to which we will then seek a response from all political parties. The past four years have worsened the socioeconomic condition of Indians everywhere through a destructive mix …

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#Gurugram, and the real lesson from the #Mahabharata – Appropriation is as old as the hills!

Following on from this series of tweets Ever since I heard of the renaming of Gurgaon to Gurugram, it was as if something exploded within me. Naming one metro station “Guru Dronacharya” did not bother me as much – especially since the next one is “Sikanderpur”. (I died mildly, thinking of the irony, when someone …

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A Narration of Police Brutality at the University of Hyderabad

The following is a first person account by Md Hasanujjaman, M Phil in English, University of Hyderabad of the brutality unleashed by the police against the students and faculty of University of Hyderabad. I am one of the arrested students in connection with the protest against the VC of UoH. I belong to a minority community of West Bengal. My …

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Massive crowd at Deeksha Bhoomi on Dhammachakra Pravartan Din

Indian media un-noticed lakhs celebrating Dhammachakra Pravartan Din

Dhammachakra Pravartan Din at Deekshabhoomi “I have no Motherland’ Ambedkar once said to Gandhi, in frustration following the treatment dalits received in 20th Century. However, even if today an educated chunk belonging to Scheduled caste group get similar feeling of whether this is really “My Motherland”, then the status quo of the Indian society and the treatment its people receive …

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Hatchet job on TM Krishna by Ajith Kumar AS

Open letter to Ajith Kumar AS over his letter about TM Krishna’s letter

Ajith Kumar AS, I read your letter on the Round Table India website that was addressed to “whomsoever it may concern” and being concerned, I choose to reply. I can act all intellectual and Brahmanical over this or I can simply lay it straight. Your letter was a hatchet job on TM Krishna over his …

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Inciting contempt for identities as human rights activism

There is an article in a blog dedicated to Dalit rights activism titled “How should a Brahmin-Savarna respond to a Dalit voice?” I took exception to it on Twitter and ended up breaking India’s “laws” on how Dalits should be spoken to. This apparently means I am a Brahmin supremacist. Some things upfront. I have …

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10 things to remember when discussing caste reservations

It is very common among ignorant people in privileged castes to see caste based reservations as a form of freeloading on their tax money by the dalits. A lot of people born to privilege grow up so full of themselves and indoctrinated with a world view that puts their priorities above the underprivileged, that it …

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