Sanitation workers in Ahmedabad’s west zone are deprived permanent job and health facilities

A note  on the current agitation by Safai Karmacharis in Ahmedabad, prepared by Pratik Sinha: A joint press conference was held on Monday at the office of Jan Sangharsh Manch in Ahmedabad by Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha (GMS), Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) and Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samit (UDALS). Hiten Makwana, who is the leader of… More Sanitation workers in Ahmedabad’s west zone are deprived permanent job and health facilities

New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge

By Subhash Gatade* Image result for una struggle When I was born I was not a child I was a dream, a dream of revolt that my mother, oppressed for thousands of years , dreamt. Still it is untouched in my eyes Covered with wrinkles of thousand years, her face her eyes, two lakes overflowing… More New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge

Irrespective of political party in power, govts abuse extremely coercive, anti-democratic sedition provision

People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), demanding that the first information report (FIR) against Amnesty International India should be dropped: PUCL condemns the actions of the Bengaluru Police in foisting a case of sedition, creating enmity and other charges against Amnesty International India and unnamed staff for holding a meeting on 13th August, 2016 in… More Irrespective of political party in power, govts abuse extremely coercive, anti-democratic sedition provision

Failure of government: Atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat is on the rise year after year

By Gautam Thaker* In Gujarat, incidents of atrocities on Dalits are on the rise year after year instead of reduction in it. On an average, every year in Gujarat, about 20 dalits are killed and some 45 dalit women become victims of rape. As per statistics furnished by government, during the period of 2010-15, 130… More Failure of government: Atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat is on the rise year after year

With no alternative jobs,where will Dalit protesters go if they don’t pick up dead cattle?

By Rajiv Shah* The year was 1993. I had just joined the Times of India, Ahmedabad. With very little knowledge of Gujarat then, as part of my frantic effort to know the state, its people, culture, society and politics, I would meet as many people as I could –experts, activists, politicians, others. One person whom… More With no alternative jobs,where will Dalit protesters go if they don’t pick up dead cattle?

Gujarat Dalits faced injustice during PM’s tenure as chief minister. Where was his compassion?

The text of an open letter to the former Chief minister of Gujarat and the present Prime Minister of India by Navsarjan Trust executive director Manjula Pradeep: Finally you ended your silence on atrocities on Dalits in Una town and murder of three Dalit youth in police firing in Thangadh town. But Dalits of Gujarat… More Gujarat Dalits faced injustice during PM’s tenure as chief minister. Where was his compassion?

NHRC should set up special investigation team to investigate, collect authentic facts on Una incident

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Gujarat, has handed over a detailed report on the Una incident to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), New Delhi. Prepared by a team headed by Manjula Pradeep, executive director of Navsarjan Trust, the report is based on the team’s visit to Una and Rajkot in the last… More NHRC should set up special investigation team to investigate, collect authentic facts on Una incident