Citizens for Justice and Peace


Caste Discrimination and Related Laws in India Community Resource

Of late, privileged India has been forced to take cognizance of the ‘other’ India because of a series of events that brought to light their plight. First was the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit PhD student whose death was dubbed ‘institutional murder’ by the burgeoning students movement in the country. Then came the Una…

Dalits, Peacemakers

Kausalya’s Courageous Fight for Justice Woman takes own family to court for Dalit husband's murder

On December 13, the Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan pronounced death penalty for six accused convicted in V Shankar murder case last year in Coimbatore. This includes the father of Kausalya and other conspirators. Her mother and distant uncle have been acquitted. It is, perhaps, the first case where a judge has handed out exemplary punishment…

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