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Republic of Caste supremacists

September 20, 2018 - 6:11 pm in Reforms

‘Democracy day’ was being celebrated yesterday on social media where political leaders ‘greeted’ their ‘bhakts’ and hailing India as one of the ‘biggest’ democracies of the world.  Things are moving so fast these days that it has become too…

Mob lynching: let us act now | Irfan Engineer

July 11, 2018 - 3:08 pm in Faiths

Mob lynching has drastically increased in recent years, particularly since the election of the BJP government. There has been fourfold increase in cow…

Ambedkar’s mission towards elimination of caste discrimination | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 27, 2018 - 1:21 pm in Society

Let me at the outset profoundly thank Sir Ganga Ram Heritage Foundation, Lahore for giving me opportunity to participate and speak on this very relevant…

Why Dalits celebrate victory of British over the Peshwa, Bhima Koregaon.

January 1, 2018 - 4:57 pm in Reforms

200 years ago, the Marathas were organized into a loose confederacy, with the major constituents being the Peshwa of Pune, the Scindia of Gwalior, the Holkar of Indore, the Gaekwad of Baroda, and the Bhonsle of Nagpur. There were revenue sharing disputes among…

Threatening India’s unity and integrity | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 8, 2017 - 1:04 pm in Society

A man was burnt to death in Rajasthan on December 6th when we were moaning and remembering the 25th year of the assault on our constitution. Afrazul was brutally hacked to death in Rajsamund, Rajasthan and his 'story' was shown life and now available everywhere…

Learning from Obama’s saner advice and Trump’s madness | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

December 3, 2017 - 3:43 pm in Governance

Former US President Barak Obama was here for participating at summit organised by a newspaper and also spoke to what he termed as 'future leaders' at the #townhall gathering. Speaking about India, Prime Minister and other issues, Obama mentioned clearly that…

Hindutva and History

October 31, 2017 - 6:59 pm in Culture

The controversial statement of the BJP legislator of UP State Sangeet Som denigrating Taj Mahal should not surprise us. ‘History’ propounded by the Hindu supremacists is stranger than fiction. It is a tool in the hands Hindutva to justify their ideology…

Caste and the illusion of Samajik Samrasta

October 16, 2017 - 7:33 pm in Culture

Jayesh Solanki from Bhadraniya, Gujarat was killed by members of upper caste in early October because Jayesh wanted to witness garba organized by the upper caste. His head was brutally banged against a wall (The Hindu, 2017). Jayesh Solanki was a Dalit. Jayesh…

Why are we silent on the grave threat to Prof Kancha Illaiah

September 26, 2017 - 6:06 pm in Rights

While it is nobody’s suggestion that India was a tolerant land some three years back and suddenly has developed the intolerance but none can deny the fact that the goons threatening intellectuals and activists have certainly become more arrogant and encouraged…

Dalits should give up reservations voluntarily, let upper caste enjoy it now. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm in Education, Reforms

The Scheduled Caste & Tribes in India have enjoyed the so called “reservation” benefits. Some of the members of the community have progressed economically to a very well of status. Most are yet to upgrade their economic situations. Even the ones who…