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Why Arrest of Dalit activists-‘Urban Naxals’?

September 24, 2018 - 6:54 pm in Governance

The violence in Bheema Koregon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1st, thousands of dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the names of Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide cropped up as the instigators of violence.…

Which party cares for Dalits Today? | Ram Puniyani

August 24, 2018 - 10:03 am in Elections

Recently anti-dalit atrocity laws were first diluted inserting the clause of anticipatory bail. Following this there were serious protests all over. In…

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…

Supreme Court Judgment dilutes the very purpose of the progressive legislation Prevention of Atrocities Act

March 22, 2018 - 7:01 pm in Governance

Press Release National Coalition for Strengthening SCs and STs (PoA) Act (NCSPA), a platform of more than 500 Dalits and Adivasis civil society organisations, communities, leaders and activists expresses serious concern over the Supreme Court Judgment that…

Open letter to Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

January 16, 2018 - 6:17 pm in Governance

16 January 2018 Copy: President of India 200 ANNIVERSAY OF THE BATTLE OF BHIMA- KOREGAON AND CONTINUING ATROCITIES AGAINST DALITS AND MINORITIES IN INDIA This open letter by UK organisations listed at the end call on you, the Prime minster of India, to take…

Ambedkarites, Tribals, Leftists & Muslims alliance – An electoral compulsion.

January 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm in Elections

On 1st Jan 2018, Ambedkarites (read Dalits) were attacked near Bhima Koregaon, where they had been to pay homage to the soldiers mattered in a 200 yr old battle between the Peshwa and the British. The army of the British had considerable presence of Mahars…

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History | Ram Puniyani

January 8, 2018 - 12:13 pm in Culture

Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were part of the British army which had fought against Peshwas in 1818. Babasaheb had visited this place in…

Desperations of the defaulters and clash of civilisations | Vidya Bhushan Rawat

January 3, 2018 - 1:12 pm in Society

Ambedkarites are agitated all over the country as the despicable attempts of the Hindutva affiliated organisations in Pune attacked the massive assembly of people who had come to pay their respect to 800  brave Mahar soldiers who with the help of British…

Devendrakula Vellalar (Dalits) demand removal from SC list

December 7, 2017 - 10:20 am in Reforms

It was a little late when I reached the Mandi House roundabout where the march was supposed to be to Parliament Street yesterday, To my surprise, I did not find many of the Delhi's usual participants but mostly from Tamilnadu. Interestingly, the slogans and…

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…