Dalits in UP being victimized: Amit Shah

Lucknow : BJP President Amit Shah on Friday blamed Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for rising atrocities on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking at a rally here to denounce remarks by UP minister Mohd Azam Khan on B.R. Ambedkar, Shah said it was sad that Dalits were being victimized in the country's largest state.

"Samajwadi Party workers are grabbing land of poor Dalits and have let loose a reign of terror on them," he said and also accused Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati of having exploited the Dalits for electoral gains.

Why BAPSA's support to Muslim Right is problematic: Part One

This is a first in a three-part series on how Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Organisation (BAPSA) has, while effectively countering Savarna politics espoused by the Hindu Savarnas, accepted support and help from Students Islamic Organisation (SIO), the student organisation of Jamaat-e-Islami, an organisation that can be termed casteist, patriarchal and sectarian. Khalid Anis Ansari, Assistant Professor (Sociology) in Glocal Law School, Glocal University (India), explains why this must be questioned too.

तलवार की धार पर छत्तीसगढ़ के पत्रकार

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, TwoCircles.net

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani rejects invite to CPM programme in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

Kozhikode: Kerala CPI (M) leadership was left red faced after Jignesh Mevani, Una agitation leader, rejected the party’s invitation to attend the Swabhiman Congregation by Pattika Kshema Samithi (PKS), the SC and ST outfit of the party.

On Sunday, Mewani, who had initially agreed to meet the protest gathering against atrocities on Dalits across the country, took a U turn when he found that PKS was affiliated with CPI (M).

Dalits, tribals call for 'hunkar' rally against MP government

Bhopal : Protesting against "harassment and exploitation" by the Madhya Pradesh government, Dalits and tribal groups under an umbrella organisation on Sunday called for a 'hunkar' protest rally on September 20 in Bhopal.

Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch and Adivasi Ekta Manch issued a statement, saying that as per report of the National Crime Record Bureau, Madhya Pradesh tops in harassment cases against Dalits and tribals. It said that most of the cases are not reported or registered by the police.

ज्योतिबा फुले से उपेंद्र कुशवाहा तक...

काशिफ़ यूनुस

जो लोग उपेंद्र कुशवाहा के उन दिनों के संघर्ष से वाक़िफ़ हैं, जब वो राष्ट्रीय लोक समता पार्टी के गठन का प्रयास कर रहे थे, तो उन्हें ये पूरी तरह स्पष्ट है कि किस तरह उपेंद्र कुशवाहा ने महात्मा ज्योतिबा फुले के नाम पर बने "अखिल भारतीय महात्मा फुले समता परिषद्" का इस्तेमाल अपनी पार्टी को वैचारिक स्तर पर सुदृढ़ दिखाने और वैचारिक कार्यकर्ताओं को अपनी पार्टी से जोड़ने के लिए किया था. ज्योतिबा फुले के सपनों को 21वीं शताब्दी में धरातल पर लाने के लिए तमाम तरह के प्रयास करने का वादा उपेंद्र कुशवाहा जी ने जनता से किया था.

Savita Ali: Raising her voice to highlight atrocities against Dalit and Muslim women

By Amit Kumar, TwoCircles.net

Three weeks after Una Rally, Dalits in Gujarat continue to pay for raising their voices

By Amit Kumar. TwoCircles.net

The Dalit Asmita Yatra, organised in the wake of attacks on Dalits in Una, Gujarat by cow vigilantes might have got over, but it is clear that the after effects of the rally remain. On 13th August 2016, two days before the rally was scheduled to end with flag hoisting in Una, Dalits were attacked on their way to the rally; pelted with stones and told to stay away from Una.

Gujarat CID files chargesheet in Una Dalit flogging case

Ahmedabad : In an important development, the Gujarat Police on Wednesday filed chargesheet against 34 persons in connection with the flogging of Dalits by cow vigilantes on July 11 near Una town in Saurashtra region.

The chargesheet has been filed swiftly in 57 days of the incident, whereas legal criminal procedure requires it to be registered within 90 days, especially in cases of atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis.

We are done with Godfather-like politics...the oppressed can speak for themselves: Rahul Sonpimple, BAPSA presidential candidate, JNU

By Amit Kumar, TwoCircles.net

Rahul Sonpimple, in one-on-one conversations, maintains eye contact at all times: although I interviewed him in near darkness at the bus stop near Ganga Dhaba just after midnight, I could feel his piercing look. A Dalit from Nagpur, Maharashtra, Sonpimple barely has any time to spare: the initial request of 30 minutes for an interview has to be curtailed to 15 minutes, he says, apologising profusely.