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Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

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Activist, Friend of Dalits in Bihar mourned

The founding father of Bihar Dalit Vikas Samiti, Father Dr. Jose Kananaikil , died on Friday, January 12, 2008. He was 83. His body was laid to rest in XTTI Cemetery, Digha, Patna, on Sunday, Jan 14. A large number of Dalit leaders, social activists and members of civil society paid their last respects to […]

Is India on the brink of a Dalit Uprising?

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Is India on the brink of a Dalit Uprising?

Is India on the brink of a ‘Dalit uprising’? Are the self proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’ queering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pitch? Will Prime Minister Modi rise to the occasion and come up with a master stroke that unifies India?  India cannot be the country where a cow is more valuable than a human being, writes […]

Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

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Declassified Tribes stop trains in Jharkhand

Bhuiyas and Pahariyas, are not Mahadalits, but in fact Tribal communities! And they’re organised in Jharkhand…. Tribal communities who were ‘derecognised’ as tribals once again were left with ‘no other option’ but to disrupt train services in protest! Schedules of over a dozen express and passenger trains passing through the districts of Pakur and Deoghar […]

Is Frau Irani’s next target for ‘cultural cleansing’ ‘Liberal’ JNU?

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Is Frau Irani’s next target for ‘cultural cleansing’ ‘Liberal’ JNU?

New Delhi: Is the Jawharlal Nehru University next on the radar for a ‘socio-political and cultural cleansing’? After the Film and Television Institute, is JNU going to see a takeover bid by RSS backed ‘academics’? An RSS aligned weekly has described Jawaharlal Nehru University as a hub of “anti-national” lobbies, in an obvious attempt to […]

Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

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Crimes against Dalits: Bihar ranks second!

PATNA: Bihar may have several schemes that favour Dalits, but the stark fact is that the rate of crimes against scheduled castes by others is an alarming 47.6, second only to Rajasthan with a rate of 65.7, according to the latest figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Crimes against India’s poorest communities are […]

Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

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Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

‘Musahar marketing’ in the politics of Bihar is the new mantra. Some point out that emergence of Jitan Ram Manjhi on Bihar political scene has made the Dalit politics of the state ‘Musahar centric’. In the ensuing “game of political musical chairs,” poll pundits are knitting their brows over the ‘Musahar vote’. For the past […]

Bihar’s first Musahar CM no longer an MLA

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Bihar’s first Musahar CM no longer an MLA

PATNA: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday resigned as the member of Bihar legislative assembly, his close aide Danish Rizwan told PTI. Manjhi met the legislative assembly acting secretary Hare Ram Mukhiya handed over his resignation letter. Mukhiya said that Jiten Manjhi met him in his office and submitted a letter quitting […]

‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for  Dalits to ride’

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‘Wishes aren’t Horses, for Dalits to ride’

Is there racism in India? No? Okay, but aren’t you a teeny tiny bit racist when you say, “Look here, I won’t tolerate some chaps riding horses to their weddings because they are born into a lower caste than I?” Police in Madhya Pradesh had to make a Dalit bridegroom (‘Dalit’ is the new politically […]