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Union Budget 2015-16: Pre Budget Consultations

Union Budget 2015-16: Pre Budget Consultations

by admin — 2015-02-19 14:17

Dalits and Adivasi activists are of the firm belief that the popular slogan, ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas,’ given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have a direct bearing on the lives of the Dalits and Adivasis, and their key concerns across a range of sectors should be taken into account while shaping the country’s fiscal policy in the forthcoming Union Budget 2015-16.

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Unique tool to track atrocities against Dalits

Unique tool to track atrocities against Dalits

by admin — 2015-02-16 10:55

To monitor atrocities perpetrated against Dalits and Adivasis and to ensure speedy justice, a unique web-based tool — Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System — has been launched. The initiative falls under the aegis of the National Coalition for Strengthening SC/ST PoA Act (NCSPOA) by the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ).

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SC Welfare Association felicitates MLAs

SC Welfare Association felicitates MLAs

by admin — 2015-02-09 12:31

All J&K Scheduled Caste Welfare Association & National Campaign for Dalit Rights today organized a one day interaction and felicitation meeting with newly elected SC MLAs from the State.

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Impressions from the first State Adivasi Women Conference in Kerala

Impressions from the first State Adivasi Women Conference in Kerala

by admin — 2015-02-04 15:29

The day long State Adivasi Women Conference started with the Adivasi women’s struggle for survival.

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No cremation ground for UP Dalit girl

No cremation ground for UP Dalit girl

by admin — 2015-01-15 12:11

Ashu, a 17-year-old Dalit girl of Sinauli village in the district, was deprived of resting in peace in a village cremation ground.

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National Convention on Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction held

National Convention on Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction held

by admin — 2015-01-02 16:38

There is a shocking and consistent pattern of discrimination and exclusion faced by vulnerable communities and groups in all interventions pertaining to disaster response, mitigation and risk reduction.

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Denial and diversion of Plan Fund: The Great Adivasi-Dalit Rip-off

Denial and diversion of Plan Fund: The Great Adivasi-Dalit Rip-off

by admin — 2014-12-19 12:35

Adivasis and Dalits have been deprived of a staggering 5 lakh crore over three decades by successive governments. Nidheesh J Villatt reports on the systemic denial and diversion of budgetary allocations

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Caste Rules The Roost Across South Asia

Caste Rules The Roost Across South Asia

by admin — 2014-12-15 12:00

Contrary to popular perception, caste-based discrimination is not a phenomenon confined to India, says Nidheesh J Villatt

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Dalit victims of violence depose before national tribunal

Dalit victims of violence depose before national tribunal

by admin — 2014-12-15 11:30

The recent chilling murders of three members of a Dalit family that created shock-waves across a nation that still discriminates on the basis of caste is a grim reminder that such atrocities against the Dalits will increase and the modus operandi will be even more hi tech.

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Call to discuss inclusion in Nepali media in SAARC

Call to discuss inclusion in Nepali media in SAARC

by admin — 2014-11-26 16:49

Kathmandu, Nov 25: Different stakeholders have demanded discussion on inclusion in Nepali media in course of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) scheduled for Nov 26-27.

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From Mumbai's red-light district to UN award

From Mumbai's red-light district to UN award

by admin — 2014-11-11 15:12

Dalit woman, who escaped life of poverty with full scholarship to Bard College last year, wins Youth Courage award.

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Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India

Lynching of boy underlines how the curse of caste still blights India

by admin — 2014-10-28 15:21

Sai Ram, burned alive because of a stray goat, was just one of 17,000 Dalits to fall victim to caste violence in the state of Bihar.

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Bihar rises for dignity of Dalit women

Bihar rises for dignity of Dalit women

by admin — 2014-10-28 15:22

Hundreds of Dalit women participated in the Dalit Mahila Swabhiman Yatra in Gaya and Munger districts of Bihar to highlight their demand for security, justice and dignity.

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NDW urges Bihar CM to ensure inclusion of Dalits in disaster response; CM promises action

NDW urges Bihar CM to ensure inclusion of Dalits in disaster response; CM promises action

by admin — 2014-10-29 10:51

Patna, 3 September In a meeting with National Dalit Watch (NDW) members on 3 September, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi assured that he will take prompt action to ensure inclusion of Dalits and other vulnerable communities in all state interventions pertaining to disaster response in the recent floods.

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Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle

Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle

by admin — 2014-10-29 10:50

Manisha Devi, a 28-year-old Dalit activist from Haryana, was honored with the Ambedkar Award 2014 in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh yesterday.

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Crimes against marginalized sections have only spiked over the years, but laws to protect them are still inadequate

Crimes against marginalized sections have only spiked over the years, but laws to protect them are still inadequate

by admin — 2014-08-25 12:19

In May this year, Nitin Aage, a 17-year-old Dalit boy, was brutally killed and hanged from a tree, allegedly by three men of the Maratha community in Kharda village of Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. His crime? He had dared to fall in love with an upper caste girl in his school. This dusty village, located 330 km from Mumbai, had no previous history of caste violence, but the divide between the upper and lower castes was rigidly enforced here.

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ADRF makes its debut at  the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok

ADRF makes its debut at the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangkok

by admin — 2014-08-12 11:16

Bangkok: A NCDHR-NDW delegation representing the Asia Dalit Rights Forum (ADRF) participated in the Sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22-26 June 2014.

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NCDHR appeals for a global convention against discrimination based on descent, work

NCDHR appeals for a global convention against discrimination based on descent, work

by admin — 2014-08-12 11:08

Chicago: Civil and human rights activists from across the globe reflected on the current status of various forms of discrimination in their countries at the recent Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund International Convention in Chicago.

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Dalit Forced to Clean School Tank for Her Girl’s Admission

Dalit Forced to Clean School Tank for Her Girl’s Admission

by admin — 2014-07-31 16:24

MADURAI: A Dalit woman was allegedly forced to clean a tank filled with garbage when she went to the Melur Government Girl’s Higher Secondary School seeking admission for her daughter in the science stream of Class XI.

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Budget Justice For Dalits And Adivasis

Budget Justice For Dalits And Adivasis

by admin — 2014-07-17 13:23

At a time when the need for inclusive development is being emphasised time and again, it is shocking to know that year after year development funds meant for the weakest sections have been diverted to entirely different areas on a massive scale.

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