Citizens for Justice and Peace

Dalit Rights

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…

A Dalit Woman’s resilience forms the bedrock of the Forest Rights struggle in Sonbhadra Shobha's journey to secure her forest rights has been over uneven terrain

Located in a peculiarly odd terrain, Badi is a set of small huts spread across small hillocks on uneven land just adjacent to National Highway 39, connecting Robertsganj and Renukoot. Badi falls in the Chopan block of the Robertsganj taluka, Sonbhadra district. A long stretch of land lies bare, baking in the blazing sun. Families here live in…

Dalit Migrant Workers Target

H.S. Doreswamy: Karnataka’s Foot Soldier Meet one of Bapu's greatest supporters and most devoted follower

On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, meet one of his greatest supporters and most devoted followers… HS Doreswamy. A veteran freedom fighter, school teacher and social activist, Doreswamy dedicated his life to the struggle for Indian Independence. In his youth, he was incarcerated by the colonial machinery for destroying imperial administrative documents and letters.…

Anniversary of Saharanpur Clashes

Bhim Army leader’s brother shot dead on 1st Anniversary of Saharanpur Clashes Kamal Walia's brother Sachin killed while passing by Maharana Pratap Shobha Yatra

Tension is rife in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh in wake of the murder of the brother of a local Dalit rights leader. Sachin, brother of Bhim Army’s Regional President Kamal Walia, was shot dead on May 9, just days before the first anniversary of the Saharanpur Riots. Activist and member of Bhim Army Defense Committee, Pradeep Narwal…

Freedom of ravan

Caging the Dalit Tiger: UP govt extends Chandrashekhar Azad’s detention under NSA by 3 months State keeps finding reasons to keep the young Human Rights Defender behind bars

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad’s ordeals are far from over. The flamboyant Dalit rights activist, who goes by the monicker ‘Ravan’ in defiance of a god-fearing hegemonic society, has been behind bars since June 2017 and is unlikely to get out any time soon courtesy the Uttar Pradesh government. On May 2, the Adityanath administration…

Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan

अपने सिद्धांतों पर समझौता करने से पहले, मरना पसंद करूंगा: चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद ‘रावण’ मानवाधिकार रक्षक की रूपरेखा

चंद्रशेखर आज़ाद एक जुझारू दलित युवा नेता हैं, जिन्हें जून 2017 से अवैध तरीके से जेल की सलाखों के पीछे बंदी बना कर रखा गया है. उन्होंने सामाजिक परिवेश में हिन्दुओं की ऊँची जाति के भगवान से डरने वालों को पुरस्कृत करती प्रथा के खिलाफ जाकर ‘रावण’ के उपनाम को धारण किया. पिछले कुछ सालों…

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