Why the Arrest of Dalit Activists, ‘Urban Naxals’

by Ram Puniyani The violence in Bheema Koregaon is still reverberating. We recall that on January 1, 2018, thousands of Dalits returning from Bheema Koregaon were beaten up. In that context the... Read more »

‘Capital can break caste system… Market and money will defeat anti-capital Marx and Manu’: Milind Kamble

Milind Kamble, Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says the word ‘Dalit’ provides “emotional connect”, asserts that 4 % procurement law ensures Dalit inclusion, says private sector affirmative... Read more »

Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN

While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in in reducing the impact of... Read more »

‘Gandhi was much more than a freedom fighter’ | Gandhiji & B.R. Ambedkar, Both are important and made significant contributions.

Mahatma Gandhi was much more than a freedom fighter, said historian Ramachandra Guha at the launch of the second part of his biography on Gandhiji, Gandhi: The Years That Changed The World. 1914... Read more »

Twist in the Tale: Maharashtra Police Press Conference on August 31 on Nationwide Raids and Arrests

The Press Conference Parambir Singh, ADG (Maharastra Police), flanked by his two deputies – Shivaji Bodkhe, JCP, Pune and the investigating officer, Shivaji Pawar, ACP, in a press conference in Mumbai, inaugurated... Read more »

How a chemical engineer became the ambassador of international Dalit movement

After years of careful exclusion, several Indian missions abroad have now earmarked April 14, Ambedkar Jayanti, as a day of official importance. The international Ambedkarite movement, active in over 21 countries, forced Indian... Read more »

India’s Independence Day | Whose Independence is it Anyway?

As the Diaspora is celebrating 72nd Independence Day of India, one of the questions that arises in minds across the globe is whose independence and freedom is actually being celebrated on August... Read more »

Assam’s National Register of Citizens: A Fact Based Analysis

By: Dr Walter Fernandes The final draft of the National Register of Citizens for Assam, published on July 30, is a good document with some shortcomings. But the real problem is the fear-mongering by... Read more »

Sexual harassment an everyday affair at work for Punjab’s Dalit women, humiliation part of the job

The stench of cow dung surrounding her for most of the day does not make it easy for Karamjit Kaur to get through her work, but circumstances and social hierarchy led her... Read more »

People, Including Children were arrested for being mere a Dalit and not for an offense or wrongdoing.

By: Bani Bedi In a house in Sarai Kaji in Meerut, some light has been brought back. Amar*, a 14-year-old boy, is back home after spending two months and 17 days in... Read more »