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Left Parties and movements on caste
May 01, 2012 The producers produce the wealth of society and it is expropriated by the exploiting classes. This is a general feature of all class societies. However, the mode of expropriation of surplus is not same in all class societies.
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Indian Parliament passes bill against manual scavenging
Sep 09, 2013 The bill has provisions for providing for rehabilitation of manual scavengers and their family members as well.
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Delhi's Dalits await their rights
May 09, 2011 Behind the facade of a thriving city are the abandoned scheduled caste population of Delhi. Columnist Jayati Ghosh raises a voice against the maneuvering of public resources earmarked for the socio-economic rights of Dalits who continue to live a life of deprivation and extreme poverty in India's capital.
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Dalit entrepreneurs reach for the sky
Aug 28, 2012 The launch of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DICCI) in the southern state of Karnataka in India, signals a new chapter in the lives of the Dalits in India by promoting entrepreneurship as a solution to many of their socio-economic problems.
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Manual scavenging: A bill rooted in apology is the way forward
Apr 15, 2013 The 2012 draft bill broadens the definition of ‘manual scavenging’ and prohibits the employment of persons for hazardous cleaning of sewers and septic tanks but it stops short of the apology that dalit rights groups demand, writes Agrima Bhasin, who is a researcher at the Centre for Equity Studies.
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India: ‘Devaluation’ of women leading to drop in sex ratio
Jul 11, 2012 Even as the overall sex ratio in India increased from 933 in 2001 to 940 in 2011, as per census figures, the child sex ratio dropped to 914 females in 2011 from 927 in 2001–the lowest since Independence. On the World Population day, OneWorld South Asia, tries to look into the unexplained intricacies leading to a drop in child sex ratio, despite increased media coverage and awareness in the last decade.
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India: Dalit girls exploited in garment industry
Jun 29, 2011 The report Captured by Cotton published by Center for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) vividly outlines the plight of dalit girls working in the textile mills of Tamil Nadu. These girls are lured in with promises of good food, accommodation and salaries, but delivered inhuman working and living conditions.
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For a level playing field: Dalit women's endeavour to equality
Jan 26, 2011 Dalit Women’s Forum in Bangadesh is optimistic about change and struggling towards a society where discrimination and deprivation faced by dalits in general and dalit women in particular will cease to exist. Change is possible, the One World Action/Sternberg Award winning founder of the forum Moni Rani Das believes, with development initiatives and empowerment opportunities.
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Survey: Lower castes make up 50% of India's poor
Apr 12, 2011 A pilot survey conducted by the Planning Commission finds that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes continue to form half of the total poor in India. These communities even score high on illiteracy, homelessness, destitution and landlessness, the survey reveals.
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Dalits worst hit by POSCO project
Apr 14, 2011 Dalits as the local forest user community will be most affected by the proposed Posco Steel Project in Orissa, claimed The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights forum. The plant will have severe effect on the coastal environment and will encroach on the constitutional rights of dalits, the forum asserts.
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India: Orissa to end untouchability, ban on dalits' temple entry
Aug 12, 2011 Orissa government is all set to revoke ban on dalits' temple entry to end discrimination against the community. Authorities have decided to campaign against untouchability through street plays and cultural activities.
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India: Scores found guilty of Dalit abuse
Sep 30, 2011 A special court in the southern state of Tamil Nadu convicted 269 police and forest department staff accused of offences including torture and rape during a raid on a Dalit village 19 years ago.
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Mob burns dalit houses in Odisha
Jan 25, 2012 Over 30 thatched houses belonging to dalits were set afire allegedly by upper caste people at a village in India's eastern state of Odisha.
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Justice still evades dalits finds public hearing in Rajasthan
Mar 26, 2012 An independent public hearing organised by the Centre for Dalit Rights (CDR) shows that the first port for justice, the police, overlooks their demands for justice and protection.
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Only in India: denying Dalits the right to water
Mar 30, 2012 Noting it as a human rights violation, a seminar 'Assessing the access of Dalit communities to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services/rights' held by NACDOR and WaterAid looks at the denial of clean water access to India's underprivileged communities.
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India reiterates its commitment to welfare of dalits, tribals
Jul 15, 2014 For the welfare of the tribals “Van Bandhu Kalyan yojana” is being launched with an initial allocation of Rs 100 crore.
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Swift action sought in Dalit girls’ rape case in India
May 30, 2014 Amnesty International India has urged authorities to show urgency in bringing the perpetrators to justice in the brutal gang rape of two Dalit sisters in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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One step towards eliminating manual scavenging in India
Dec 07, 2012 A popular TV show brought into sitting rooms the ubiquity of the practice of manual scavenging in India. After a lot of tentative steps, the government now decides to expedite the process through an exhaustive survey to determine the number of families working as manual scavengers.
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Dalit women kept away from knowledge: Krishna Tirath
Dec 13, 2012 Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
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