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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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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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Sidhhanath Rai founder mamber of Ranveer Sena

What is the consequence of killing Dalits in India? #OpBlackRain

When commanders of the Ranvir Sena were acquitted of brutal massacres, Cobrapost conducted sting operations to determine the truth of the matter. What they discovered in a year long operation was killers candidly admitting that they conducted systematic massacres. Killers who spoke of political support, financial support, support in procuring arms as Army rejects and …

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Kunbi Boys on Stilts during Pola festival in 1916

Identity, discrimination, caste and why I call myself a Brahmin

Identity is a fundamental part of our being. We have many simultaneous identities. Some are circumstances of birth or life, others are conferred by something we do, still others fall somewhere in between. These identities indicate similarities among certain groups of people and are broad stereotypes that help us understand and relate better. For example, it …

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Delhi Union of Journalists demands justice for Dalit journalist Nagaraju

DELHI UNION OF JOURNALISTS Flat no.29, New Central Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110 001 Phone: 23413459, E-mail: duj.delhi@gmail.com April 24, 2015 PRESS RELEASE Justice for Dalit Journalist Nagaraju Journalists, academicians, activists, lawyers and eminent personalities came together in solemn remembrance of the death of Dalit journalist Nagaraju Koppula who died after a protracted battle with cancer. Participants …

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Seeds of Caste-divide sown by New Housing Soc. Bye-laws

Concerns about revisions for Cooperative Housing Society laws. Mumbaikars and Maharashtra housing society residents, watch out! Till now, you may never cared to think about who among your neighbours are Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, etc. In the past few decades, the caste divide had ceased to matter in co-operative housing societies, and most managing committees …

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