Tag Archives: Dalit News

Debate: Rejecting Commonalities Between Ambedkar and Periyar Is Equivalent to Denying Facts

Ambedkar’s position on Brahmins and on post-independent India was quite similar to Periyar’s. I am puzzled by P.A. Krishnan’s response to my piece in The Wire. To reiterate, I wrote that piece to essentially show that both anti-caste crusaders Babasaheb Ambedkar and Periyar had a ...

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Caste in a mould

The village of Khilawar, near Una in Gujarat, has internalised caste identities and dynamics in such a manner that it is the only way of life “Tum kaunse jaat ke ho (which caste do you belong to)?” Her voice boomed ...

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‘Fake promises and money can’t buy our votes’: Dalits

MYAGDI, Nov 11: Candidates of various political parties have time and again reached to the Dalit community of Beni Municipality-5, Purunne and assured them of various rights and privileges which were hardly fulfilled. There were days when these fake promises offered ...

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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP fields Ram Vilas Paswan for its ‘Dalit outreach’ to take on Jignesh Mevani

With Congress getting support of prominent Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani in the upcoming Gujarat elections, the BJP has decided to up its game and field Union Minister and influential national Dalit leader Ram Vilas Paswan for its campaign. The Union ...

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Nepali Dalits seek civil services seats in propo to their population

Kathmandu: Dalit rights activists have demanded that the draft of Federal Civil Services Bill should ensure reservation percentage for Dalits in proportion to their population. The bill proposes that out of total reserved seats under general quota, 12 per cent ...

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