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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…

Time to look beyond caste for marriage. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 8:07 am in Reforms, Society

There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships…

Biggest threat to Indian Democracy – The Caste System

April 5, 2017 - 6:36 pm in Rights, Uncategorized

Despite a great threat to their own existence inside the JNU campuses which is being 'cleaned' to maintain brahmanical hegemony ( it was always there…

Possible deepening of communal polarization post UP assembly results, 2017

March 20, 2017 - 4:30 pm in Faiths, Society

The Assembly election results of 2017 have come as a bolt too many and are a matter of deep celebration for the communal forces. While there is a slight dip in the voting percentage of BJP from 2014 general elections, the number of seats it has wrested is…

Fear of Discussion Spreads: MSU Baroda Cancels Workshop on Caste

March 10, 2017 - 11:29 pm in Education

Yet another Indian university has been deprived of its reason for existence: discussing the society we live in, so we can understand it, maybe even think of how to change it. The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda has cancelled a day-long workshop…

CSSS’s Kairana Fact Finding report

October 6, 2016 - 6:37 pm in Governance

Introduction The Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 had left around 75000 people displaced from their homes A 2016 report -Living Apart: Communal Violence and Forced Displacement in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli– based on detailed ground research, found an estimated…

Ambedkar’s path alone will liberate Dalits

July 20, 2016 - 9:00 pm in Politics

It was good to see Ms Mayawati in her strong way taking on the Sangh Parivar. She need to return to her old self. There is no need to read from written text in Parliament. It is time for her to now go back to cadre and ask them to go for full blow. BJP's attempted…

Goddess Durga, Mahishasur, Caste Politics and Interpreting Mythology

March 7, 2016 - 10:22 am in Faiths

In the current attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University one crucial aspect related to Indian mythology and its current interpretation came up to the fore. MHRD Minister Ms. Smriti Irani, while defending the actions of her government said that JNU is the den of…

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…

Tolerance Debate – Demolish the caste system

November 3, 2015 - 2:36 pm in Reforms

Modern India has to be built on the plinth of equitable and scientific society. The annihilation of caste system is the necessary precondition for this. With this vision, All India Coordination Committee of Caste Annihilation Movement successfully conducted…