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For A New Rendezvous With Dr Ambedkar

May 5, 2016 - 8:02 pm in Society

These are no ordinary times to discuss Dalit vision* or rather reach a consensus around what could be called Dalit Vision.You have on the one hand the upheaval witnessed in the country especially among educated young dalits and broader democratic sections…

UNDERSTANDING FREEDOM: THE PERSPECTIVES FROM THE OPPRESSED MARGINS

April 19, 2016 - 6:08 pm in Society

‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’  - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recently the Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti has…

What AILS Indian Democracy ?

April 16, 2016 - 1:28 pm in Society

India won freedom under a leadership whose dream was to have an India, which belongs to all Indians. Gandhji wrote in the Harijan of 9 August, 1942 about…

Bhim Yatra .. so that there are no more killings

April 14, 2016 - 7:25 pm in Society

Rarely does Jantar-Mantar, the place in the heart of Delhi, gets ‘enlivened’ with people who share very similar type of tragedy - one should say man made tragedy. The culmination of 125 day Bhim Yatra - led by Safai Karmchari Aandolan - which had started…

How Communalism Divides the Nation?

April 9, 2016 - 8:53 pm in Society

Dictate to Chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ as an Example! Today in India the gulf between religious communities is widening at a rapid pace. The ‘Hate other ideologies’ abound and are percolating down to the social levels at dangerous pace. As such India…

3 convicted in Jharkhand Dalit atrocity case after 15 yrs

April 7, 2016 - 8:24 pm in Society

Dalit the Black untouchable of this holy land, denied their basic human right. In rural  areas they are suffering from myriad of problems ill health , malnutrition, poverty, unemployment, migration and  blind faith etc. Dalit women are not twice but thrice…

Tale of two NDA governments

March 17, 2016 - 1:43 pm in Society

The NDA 1 was led by P.M.Bajpayee. He was also a Sanghi like Modi. They both have a shared ideology and goal. Bajpayee was a committed RSS man and went to the extent of splitting the Janta Party when it was proposed that the members of the Janta Party should…

Human Rights Defender Soni Sori Brutally Attacked

February 21, 2016 - 7:02 am in Society

Adivasi Leader and Human Rights Defender Soni Sori Brutally Attacked Adivasi leader from Chhathisgarh, Soni Sori was attacked near Kodenar in Bastar. About three men threw some some substance on her face causing intense burning and pain. She was taken to the…

Will Indian Media speak up now!

February 15, 2016 - 10:49 pm in Society

What happened today at the Patiala House court where Kanhaiya Kumar was being produced is unprecedented. The lawyers who are supposed to uphold the constitutional values and people have right to defend them in the court, manhandled not just students of JNU…

Invitation: Hindutva Assault on Dalit Assertions

February 11, 2016 - 3:11 pm in Society

New socialist Initiative (NSI) invites you to a public meeting on Hindutva Assault on Dalit Assertions Chair Amrapali Basumatary (Kirori Mal College / NSI) Speakers Prof. Vivek Kumar (JNU) Dr. Dharamvir Gandhi (M.P, Patiala, Punjab) Subhash Gatade (Activist…