Glimpses of ‘haldi-tilak’ rite on Hathras girl’s image across 1,000 villages across India

Over 30,000 people, among them Dalit women in large numbers, participated in performing a symbolic last religious rite across 1,000 villages of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Karnataka as a mark of respect to the Hathras teenage girl, who … Continue reading Glimpses of ‘haldi-tilak’ rite on Hathras girl’s image across 1,000 villages across India

In coversation with a leading figure of Ambedkarite movement in United Kingdom

Chakravarty Gautam is one of the founders of Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organizations in the United Kingdom (FABO UK). He was born in Gujarat and migrated to the UK in 1969. He established himself as a business person and also linked to various Ambedkarite groups working in the UK. He became one of the … Continue reading In coversation with a leading figure of Ambedkarite movement in United Kingdom

Dr Hemangi Kadlak on issues of safai karmcharis and alternatives for their betterment

Dr. Hemangi Kadlak is a native of Maharashtra, India. She did her Ph.D. from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. The Ph.D. topic was “Interface of Caste and Occupation: Case Studies of Children of Safai Karmacharis in Higher Education in Mumbai.”  She also holds an MPhil degree in Social Work from Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, … Continue reading Dr Hemangi Kadlak on issues of safai karmcharis and alternatives for their betterment

Debate on Dalit Christian reservation continues despite repeated assurances

By Madhu Chandra* “Commission for Minority Religion and Linguistic Minority” known as “Misra Commission” was setup by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government in 2005 to study and report on socio-economic condition of Christians and Muslims converted from Scheduled Caste origins. The Justice Misra Commission report was submitted on May 22, 2007. Since then UPA Government … Continue reading Debate on Dalit Christian reservation continues despite repeated assurances

Martin Macwan on how India can take inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement

By Johanna Deeksha* Despite the raging pandemic that is threatening our life, the African-American community took over the streets of the United States protesting for a freedom that the world had assumed they had won in 1865. Too many from the community had been murdered, abused, exploited, robbed, harassed and threatened for too long, and … Continue reading Martin Macwan on how India can take inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement

Dalit Foundation creating young brigades to continue struggle with a positive approach

Forum Asia interview with Pradip G More, Deputy Director, Dalit Foundation, and member, Forum Asia, on his human rights journey with the Dalit community and how he works to inspire and nurture the new generation of changemakers: How did you become involved with human rights? And how did you become involved with Forum Asia? During … Continue reading Dalit Foundation creating young brigades to continue struggle with a positive approach

Support the call for the removal of the statue of Manu from the Rajasthan High Court

Well-known human rights activist Raju Rajagopal has started a petition to all Indians who oppose caste system, stating that the public statue of the author of the infamous Manusmṛiti in Rajasthan High Court premises has no place in India’s pluralistic society: We support the call for the removal of Manu from the premises of the Rajasthan High Court. We … Continue reading Support the call for the removal of the statue of Manu from the Rajasthan High Court