Tag Archives: Dalit

Interview: Jignesh Mevani on the Azadi Kooch, Solidarity and the Future of Dalit Politics

“As far Gujarat is concerned, the cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased post Una, so has the state repression.” As a reaction to the flogging of five Dalit men in Una on July 11 last year, the Dalit Asmita Yatra – ...

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Azadi Kooch Concludes Today: 50 years later, 7 Dalit families in Banaskantha to get their land back

The Banaskantha district administration has decided to give possession of land to seven Dalit families of Lavara village who had been fighting for it since 1970s. Incidentally, the district administration’s decision comes a day ahead of Dalit leaders’ plan to ...

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Interview: A Dalit Poet’s Explorations Into Discrimination and the Female Body

Tamil Dalit feminist poet Sukirtharani opens up about her childhood, her Dalit identity in poetry and the Dalit women’s resistance. “Can we do this in Tamil please?” Sukirtharani requests at the beginning of the interview. “I know English, but this ...

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Panel holds probe into Dalit youth murder

Victim had married a caste Hindu girl; three persons have been arrested A week after a 21-year-old Dalit youth G. Kathiresan was murdered by caste Hindus at Thirupanjeeli near Tiruchi, a three-member team from the National Commission for Scheduled Castes ...

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BROTHERS HELD FOR ASSAULTING DALIT MAN

Three brothers have been arrested for beating up a Dalit youth and insulting him at Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Ghatkopar on Wednesday. One of them, Jatin Suraj Singh, is said to be a Bajrang Dal worker, although the party denied ...

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