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To Be or Not to Be The Identity Crisis of the Non-Savarna Indian

While for the Savarna Indian, to be without identity is an assertion of equality, for the vast numbers of Non-Savarnas, it is in the head-count that the quantum of caste privilege starkly stands out. The Good Since its inception, on paper at least, India’s Constitutional foundations declare its push to become a casteless society. The…

Manual Scavenging: Why the gov’t’s conscience is not clean about the Swachh Bharat Mission PUDR Report exposes stark realities

On October 2, 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission with the aim to achieve universal sanitation coverage within five years as a “fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi” on his 150th Birth Anniversary in 2019. While the Government lauds the success of the Mission covering 99.2 per cent of rural India in the last…

भीम आर्मी का कारवां पहुँचा भीमा कोरेगांव चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद के नेतृत्व में फिर निकली जोशीले मस्तों की एक टोली !

देखिये किस प्रकार चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद के नेतृत्व में भीम आर्मी और उनके हज़ारों समर्थकों का कारवां १ जनवरी २०१९ को पुणे के नज़दीक स्थित भीमा कोरेगांव पहुँचा. ठीक एक साल पहले यहाँ भीमा कोरेगांव की लड़ाई की २०० वी जयंती पर आए हज़ारों दलित – बहुजन परिवारों पर पथराव करके हुम्ला किया गया था. पिछले…

Chandra Shekhar Bheem Army

ना रुकुंगा, ना झुकूँगा, ना बिकुंगा – चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद भीम आर्मी के सिंह की दहाड़

देखिये किस प्रकार मुंबई पुलिस ने असंवैधानिक तरीके से भीम आर्मी प्रमुख चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद को उनके होटल में क़ैद कर दिया. आज़ाद दिसम्बर २९ को वोर्ली के जम्बोरी मैदान में होने वाली एक रैली में हिस्सा लेने के लिये मुंबई आए थे. मगर ठीक एक दिन पहले पुलिस ने रैली का आयोजन करने की अनुमति…

Stop the voice of people

Bhima Koregaon Case: Bombay HC sets in motion bail for falsely implicated Dalit Migrant Workers Former employees of Reliance were first people to be picked up by cops

Exactly 11 months after workers of Reliance industries were arrested on charges of UAPA and for their alleged connection to Bhima Koregaon case, the Bombay High Court, has, on December 17, has set aside a Sessions Court order granting extension of time beyond 90 days period for filing charge sheet. This will now make it…

Dalit Migrant Workers Target

EXCLUSIVE! Conspiracy of Silence: Dalit Migrant Workers First Targets of the Police in Bhima Koregaon Case 10 months later, men still languish behind bars even as wives run from pillar to post for justice

On January 12, 2018, two weeks after Bhima Koregaon Elgar Parishad program in Pune, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police picked up four workers of Reliance Infrastructure, one contractor from the same company and a casual worker. Their houses in the slum were raided in the middle of the night for hours before…

Free Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

The Rise of Ravan A Timeline depicting how Chandrashekhar Azad became a force to reckon with

On September 14, 2018, after spending over 15 months behind bars, Dalit leader Chandrashekar Azad ‘Ravan’ was finally released from prison shortly after 2 in the morning. Azad who had been accused of instigating the violence during the Dalit-Thakur caste clashes that took place in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh in May 2017, had been booked…

२०१९ में ब्याज समेत जवाब मिलेगा- चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद रावण सुनिए यह ख़ास ऑडियो इंटरव्यू !

आधी रात को जेल से रिहा होने के बाद भीम आर्मी संस्थापक चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद रावण ने दिया अपने विरोधोयों को मुह तोड़ जवाब! कहा २०१९ में ब्याज समेत हिसाब पूरा किया जाएगा. सुनिए यह खास ऑडियो इंटरव्यू .     और पढ़िए – दलितों की दशा और देश की दिशा रावण को आज़ाद करो अपने…

Freedom of ravan

रावण हुआ आज़ाद – भीम आर्मी संस्थापक चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद हुए जेल से रिहा सर्वोच्च न्यायलय में याचिका दाखिल करने के ठीक एक महीने बाद, आधी रात को मिली आज़ादी

8 जून 2017 को हिमाचल प्रदेश से गिरफ़्तार भीम आर्मी के संस्थापक चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद ‘रावण’ और उनके दो साथियों को तय तिथि से पहले ही बीती रात तकरीबन पौने तीन बजे जेल से रिहा कर दिया गया है. हालाकि नवम्बर २०१७ में उन्हें २० से भी ज्यादा मामलों में अलाहाबाद उच्च न्यायलय ने बेल दे दी…

The Curious Case of Milind Ekbote

The Curious Case of Milind Ekbote Prime accused in the attack on Dalits in Bhima Koregaon has a history of inciting violence

The name of Milind Ramakant Ekbote surfaced once again after a period of relative silence—17 years to be precise– on January 1, 2018 when the violence unleashed against peaceful Dalits assembled at Bhima Koregaon to commemorate 200 years of the battle, was reportedly provoked by the machinations of extremists of the Hindutva brigade. An FIR…

Bengali Hindu labeled Bangladeshi

Bengali Hindu labeled “Bangladeshi”, found dead in Assam Detention Camp 39 year old dies under mysterious circumstances after being remanded to Goalpara camp

A Bengali Hindu, mysteriously breathed his last at a Detention Camp at Goalpara in Assam. 39 year old Subrata Dey was found dead at the camp where he was lodged after being declared an illegal Bangladeshi intruder by a Foreigners’ Tribunal. The incident has come to light at a time when the ruling BJP Government,…

Babasaheb Ambedkar

Babasaheb Ambedkar: A Man Far Ahead of His Times Human Rights Defender Profile

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on April 14, 127 years ago. Here is a brief look at the life and work of the man who grew up to be an eminent jurist, economist, social reformer, and is widely considered to be the Father of India’s Constitution. Early life Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891…

दलितों की दशा और देश की दिशा भीम आर्मी के विनय रतन से तीस्ता सेतलवाड की बातचीत

देश के कोने कोने में आज भी दलितों पर अत्याचार हो रहा है. उनकी आवाज़ को दबाए रखने की कोशिश में उनके नेताओं को जेल में कैद किया जा रहा है. उत्तर प्रदेश में युवा दलित नेता चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद उर्फ़ रावण को जून २०१७ में सहारनपुर में दंगे भड़काने के जुर्म में गिरफ़्तार किया गया…

Release Chandrasekhar Azad

Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ on Hunger Strike in Prison Protesting false cases on Dalits after Bharat Bandh

Dalit Rights Activist Chandrashekhar Azaad “Ravan” has started a staggered hunger strike at Saharanpur District Jail demanding amnesty for those facing cases for participating in Bharat Bandh, an all India strike of Dalit and progressive groups on April 2, 2018. Azad, who has been incarcerated since June 2017 on seemingly fabricated criminal cases as well as under…

Who was Periyar?

Who was Periyar? Human Rights Defender Profile

Erode Venkata Ramasamy, popularly known as ‘Periyar’, was a social reformer who advocated equal rights for people of all castes, economic backgrounds and genders. He is best known for starting the Self Respect movement and founding the Dravidar Kazhagam.   Born in Erode village in Coimbatore district on September 17, 1879, he spoke Tamil, Telugu…

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