Archive for the ‘dalit’ Category

UN Body Slams India On Dalit Violence and rightly so!

When Manmohan singh equated untouchability to apartheid, I felt good that someone at the top is finally calling a spade a spade. I felt that international pressure be put on India to take some concrete steps to improve the conditions of Dalits. As Nitin pointed out in the comments section that sanctions against India might […]

March 27, 2007 · Ajit · 2 Comments
Posted in: Aparthied, dalit

Untouchability is Aparthied

Recently Manmohan singh compared Untouchability to aparthied. Seeking to make a distinction between the problems faced by Dalits in India and those faced by minorities in all societies, Singh said the dalits faced a unique discrimination with Apartheid being the only parallel to untouchability. “Even after 60 years of Constitutional and legal protection and support, […]

January 5, 2007 · Ajit · 21 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit, untouchability

Hooray Dalits Have Progressed! They have overtaken Muslims!

      The Hindu reports This gross under-presence of Muslims in virtually every sector is presaged by substantial inequalities in education. Muslim enrolment and retention rates at the primary and secondary levels are lower than the national average and this further magnifies existing inequalities at the college level as well as in the labour […]

November 15, 2006 · Ajit · 3 Comments
Posted in: dalit, India, Muslims

Khairlanji Massacre

Shivam has the entire story of the Khairlanji Massacre. Surekha and Priyanka were stripped, paraded naked, beaten black and blue with bicycle chains, axes and bullock cart pokers. They were publicly gang raped until they died. Some raped them even after that, and finally, sticks and rods were shoved into their genitals. In the meantime, […]

November 3, 2006 · Ajit · 9 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit

I am Dalit. How are you?

Link Via Shivam Most people won’t believe this unless they see it with their own eyes. This video made me sad.

October 13, 2006 · Ajit · 39 Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System, dalit