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Two people arrested for the murder of a #Dalit youth who was in love with a #Muslim girl. The incident happened #Chittapur #Kalaburgi.

#VinodKambli was in love with #Shahbuddin's sister. Angry over this, He & his friend #Nawaz murdered Kamble. Both arrested.
#Karnataka #Murder
"#Shahbuddin brother of that girl came to our house warned my son #VijayKamble 6-7 months back and now they killed my son brutally."
- Vijay Kamble's Mother
#Karnataka #Kalaburgi #Chittapur #Dalit #Muslim #Murder
"Don't give any other colour to this incident. Community leaders didn't come & threatened his mother. It was her brother & his friend. The matter is between four people. Don't paint it with any other brush." : #SandeepKatti, #Ambedkar youth club #Kalaburgi
#Karnataka #VijayKamble
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Following revelations were shared by the #Dalit #Adivasi and EBC communities at a national convention held by the All India Union of Forest Working People #AIUFWP in Delhi in August 2021, 2 years after forced social isolation.
Report by @Countercurrents…
"caste still remained one of the key instruments of oppression in the remote interiors of India, especially in the feudal domain of the Hindi heartland."
#FRA2006 #UttarPradesh #Hindi #Forest #IndigenousPeoples
Rajkumari, village Naya Basti, Ghoom Nagar in District Sonbhadra in UP, said that her traditionally inherited land in the forest comprising 60 bigha, used for cultivation was set on fire by the local goons during lockdown and destroyed the crops of arhar dal and wheat in 15 bigha
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Wrapping up the "caste" panel, we hear powerful words from Dalit Activist and Senior CoHNA Member, Aldrin Deepak, who has lived and worked in the Bay Area for decades. #BreakingIndiaADecadeLater 1/n
“None of my Hindu friends have ever asked me about caste. The Cisco case is where I HAD to come out as a #Dalit” -Aldrin Deepak #BreakingIndiaADecadeLater 2/n
“Has oppression happened? Yes. But it has nothing to do with what is happening in America. Why has this become center-stage in California?” -Aldrin Deepak "Dalit discrimination is nothing but hatred toward “minorities of minorities." #BreakingIndiaADecadeLate 3/n
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We now discuss one of the most important weapons being used to bludgeon the Hindu community -worldwide! A panel of scholars & activists from Dalit & other backgrounds discusses “Caste and Exploitation of Indian Faultlines”. #BreakingIndiaADecadeLater #Hinduism #dalit #caste
Dr. Arvind Sharma opens the panel, with caste and cognitive dissonance. "Hindu thinkers themselves realize that descriptions in the (Dharmic) texts, which we take for granted now, as reflecting reality, did not correspond to reality" @aravindasharma #BreakingIndiaADecadeLater
“We should delve deeper into the historical evidence or the field reality of the so-called caste system, instead of being misled by an extreme focus on the texts and generalization assumption that the texts corresponded to reality” @aravindasharma #BreakingIndiaADecadeLater
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"A raft of evidence shows that caste discrimination has been imported from India to the United States."

Covers the Cisco and BAPS temples cases from this year, along with surveys regarding #caste identity and caste-based #discrimination in the diaspora.…
Further resources for those who want to learn further about #caste in the United States --

On the Cisco court case (ongoing), in which the allegation is that a Dalit has been discriminated against by two upper caste supervisors:…
On the BAPS temple situation (ongoing), in which a temple is alleged to have used Dalits for forced labor.

This is the most extensive alleged case of forced labor on US soil since the 1990s:… #Dalit
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Sikh Supreme body SGPC blows bugle against #Church activities of converting #Dalit Sikhs to #Christianity in Punjab for d first time when Sikh bodies assumed silence by striking quid pro quo deal with Canada @WorldSikhOrg @sikh_coalition @Khalsa_Aid @khalsaaid_india @unitedsikhs+
गहरी नींद से जागी शिरोमणि गुरद्वारा प्रबंधन कमिटी, दलित सिखों के ख्रिश्चन धर्मान्तरण के खिलाफ उठाई आवाज!
ईसाई मिशनरी पंजाब के सीमावर्ती इलाकों में चला रहीं ‘जबरन धर्मांतरण अभियान’; अकाल तख्त जत्थेदार बोले- SGPC करेगी कड़ा मुकाबला +…
Punjab Christian missionaries menace: Concerns raised over how Dalit are lured to Christianity and their lack of representation in Sikh body Dalits and Minorities Punjab head Dr Kashmir Singh opined that to counter menace of missionaries in the Dalit Sikh+…
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"India is the most dangerous country for Women & Minorities in the World"
19 year old girl was brutally beaten by their family members for talking to the male cousins on the phone. This incident took place in Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh India.
A 21 year old tribal women was assaulted with sticks by her family members in Madhya Pardesh #India for allegedly eloping with a Dalit man.
In Uttar Pradesh #India, a man is beating her wife on order of village panchayat for allegedly having an affair and eloping with her lover.
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Throughout the history of Indo-Pak region, we had the intellectual dwarfs telling us what #Muslims should do. How dare Muslims to live under Muslim rule?

#ColonialFeminism has been in existence as long as #feminism, almost a joke now (but we have to care, to protect #Kashmir 1/n
..from this species).

Earlier, we exchanged our destiny with massacres & genocides for #Hindu rulers, or the #secularists.

The #fascist outburst in recent decades turned them as 'guardians of Muslims', framing it as '#Hindutva vs. #Secularists', imposing #Ambedkar as the.. 2/n
...solution with a holy excuse of #Dalit discourse (one more #Hindu).

But as the tide is rising, the two nation theory is back again with full force. And Insha Allah we will see many more #Islamic #republics in #Kashmir, #Maldives, #EastPakistan & elsewhere.

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For all those who were asking me 'why mention caste of rape victim when it's a #Dalit ', here is why -

The Dalit female happens to be the most oppressed in the world

They comprise about 16% of India's female population & face a triple burden of gender bias,


caste discrimination & economic deprivation

Ten Dalit women are raped every day in India - there are many, many more unreported ones

NCRB data reveals there has been an increase of 15% in no. of crimes against women & children from SC/ST communities in the last 4 years

Also, pendency rate of crimes against Dalit women & children in special courts is high for all forms of violence

High acquittal rate motivates & boosts the confidence of dominant & powerful communities for continued perpetration of violence against Dalit females

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Will we EVER learn about #PublicHealth?
3rd wave “expert” committee is nearly-ALL #Pediatricians (to keep Devi Shetty’s non-#evidence-based assertion on #children will be entirely affected), #AllMale #Manel, nearly-all #clinicians headed by #PrivateSector #Cardiologist
I request this committee members:
- Please QUESTION Devi Shetty’s credentials to lead this
- Please hold to account #Manel #AllMale membership
- Please include #RuralHealth #CommunityHealth #PublicHealth
- Expertise is NOT only CLINICAL; also social; include grounded voices
Unfortunately no time & bandwidth; but putting this out there
We need:
- campaign for a DIVERSE expert committee including #Citizen #CommunityEngagement #Dalit #Adivasi voices
- Devi Shetty’s position as Chair is NOT tenable; appoint a #PublicHealth expert in his place
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What does #Caste hierarchy and historical priviledge look like in the Temple Building Industry?​​​​​​​ A thread:

( In image: A prototype of a temple design made by Sompura Brahmins and executed by Dalit Adivasi stone carvers​​​​​​​)
SOMPURA Brahmins- main actors of the temple building industry, who work closely with religious organizations such as #BAPS. On one hand, they profit off the blood and sweat of #Dalit and #Adivasi workers who build these temples...
...On the other hand, they consider their touch impure. So, Sompuras touch, bless and do ‘finishing touches’ on the carved stones - made by #Dalit #Adivasi #workers - to make them ‘worthy’ of their temples
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#AmbedkarJayantiWithTheQuint | On Dr. #BRAmbedkar's birth anniversary, here are the top 6 things that all Indians should thank him for.

Check our collection on #Ambedkar’s legacy on modern society here:…
Thank #Ambedkar for your 9-5 jobs! Back in 1942, it was his idea to have an 8-hour workday instead of 12 hours.

More on #Ambedkar's legacy here:…
#Ambedkar was behind the Hirakud Dam, the Damodar Valley River Project, and the Son River Project — ensuring that a young country had enough electricity to fuel its dreams.

More on #Ambedkar's legacy here:…
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of State violence in India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of State violence. @project_polis

Follow the thread for more:
#AllIndiaRadio Has Downgraded National Languages to Regional Ones: The decision to shut down the central news units of #AIR in several Indian languages in Delhi & shift them to their state capitals is in line with the hegemony of Hindi. @thewire_in…
Following Assault on Muslim Boy Outside UP Temple, Hindutva Groups Harden Communal Rhetoric: Emboldened by Police not opposing bail to prime accused, right-wing groups are using the situation to fuel hatred. @thewire_in…
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Our #RepublicDay #TwitterTakeover with @glorious_gluten has begun!

For the next hour, she will be discussing the relationship between the #police, #State and the #law.

Join the conversation and send us your questions in the comments section.
On #26January, 2021, the Indian republic completes 71 years since its formation; against the background of a global pandemic that has starkly exposed its fault lines. | @glorious_gluten
The 299 member #ConstituentAssembly was unique for there were 15 women (including a #Dalit woman Dakshini Velayudhan) who were voted to be a part of the
Committee and make their contribution to the building of the republic. #RepublicDay | @glorious_gluten
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@naralokesh @ncbn @JaiTDP @PattabhiRamK1
So one of your party worker started @ChangeOrg_India
petition for political reasons to side track the issue you are facing from #Dalit and #Christian community opposition. Image
More details can be found :
@naralokesh @ncbn @JaiTDP @PattabhiRamK1 Please go through GUNTUR URBAN POLICE reply to one of your tweet for more information. Do not politicize everything in the name of #Caste #Religion and #Dalit Image
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Some thoughts/excerpts on "I could not be #Hindu" by a former #RSS sevak/worker Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a #Dalit.

The book is really worth reading, just like #Ambedkar's "Annihilation of #Caste".

It is a unique 'testimony' to the RSS's #casteism.

Bhanwar has realised, in the end, that establishment of #RSS was also a partly reaction to the rise of #Dalit politics under the aegis of #Ambedkar whose first anti-caste mobilisations (including the Mahad satyagraha and temple entry movements).

In fact, Deendayal Upadhyaya defended '#casteism' even more explicitly, in Integral Humanism, a text that is still considered as its ideological charter by the RSS and BJP and other RW fringe groups.

Bhanwar experienced this as well.

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As we end 2020, it is a good time to look back at an explicitly unconstitutional law, which is brandished with utmost impunity. #TooMuchDemocracy?
Here are some fun facts about the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance 2020. A compilation.
Usually, police takes years to update themselves about laws. For instance, sex workers complain that police still use the Immoral Traffic (Suppression) Act of 1956 to harass them, even though the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act was passed in its place in 1986.
The UP Ordinance or #LoveJihadLaw was promulgated on Nov 28. And first case was registered within hours of its passing.
Efficiency max?
It has been a month and there are 35 arrests in a dozen FIRs
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@FriedrichPieter They used to slaughter humans ritually & ate them during old times #Purushamedha sacrifice is human ritual murder. Brahmins used to sell their kids 4 hefty prices 4 this ritual murder. Story of Shunahshepa was spread over by Brahmins 2 discourage practice of selling Brahmin kids
@FriedrichPieter During early millennium Brahmin practice of selling their kids for #ritualSacrifice became extinct bcoz of factors like prevalence of Buddhism & the transformation of the Aryan stock from nomads to pastoral community
@FriedrichPieter However by this time various tribes like Khonds/Kandhs of Ganjam, Vizag, and Kandhamal started practicing human sacrifices - a mimicking of Brahmin - #Purushamedha and their victims where #Dalits
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A #Dalit "servant" girl is found dead in her upper-caste Delhi employer's home, family is not told about her death, police cremate her body forcefully, beat up Caravan reporter writing on it.
No front-page or prime time news about it.
But remember Devyani Khobragade' story? >>
One reason that story about an Indian woman being paid less than minimum wage in the US received HUGE coverage is the international case. But another equally important reason to my mind is that Khobragade is a Dalit reserved quota officer. Suchitra Vijayan doesn't say it but >>
I do. The anger about reservations in the coveted Indian civil service is huge. I hold no brief to defend Khobragade and I am not defending her. I am only asking, why such little news about a Dalit "servant" girl's death?
Here's @suchitrav's piece >>…
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Friday 16 October 2020

"Food is our right: the struggle for equitable food systems"

Register here or follow the link to watch on Facebook
#WorldFoodDay #WFD2020 #AfricanFoodSystems #RightToFood @CovidCoalition @PLAASuwc @FoodSecurity_za…
Here's the programme for today's WorldFoodDay social dialogue on the #RightToFood and equitable #foodsystems with @FIANista @NETRIGHT @EsaffHQ @MasifundiseDT @abahlali_abm @FoodSecurity_za @boamonjane @afs_asa
Today on #WorldFoodDay we will be hearing from leading activists and academics from Africa and beyond about how the #RightToFood requires change in our food systems - something long evident in African agriculture @FutureAgrics @IDS_UK
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A bouquet of powerful essays by #Dalit women writers. All of them wrote from the trenches, from an embattled zone. A whole experiential domain opening up, always enlightening, disturbing the received opinion, challenging the old discourse, enriching, humbling.

That striking cover art, deeply personal, contemporary, yet adorned by the old nature motifs, is by Dalit artist Malvika Raj. She works with, breaks and extends the Madhubani idiom, giving us powerful art. Some iconic images -- Savitribai, Ambedkar, Buddha -- partner the essays.
Malvika's art offers a perfect visual realisation of the world the essays weave: bustling with moral urgency, coping with trauma with a deeply introspective wisdom, and most off all a desire and commitment to write an as-yet unwritten history. @caselchris1 writes the lead essay.
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The Verma Committee - "there is considerable evidence that death penalty was not a deterrence to serious crimes)". #ImplementVermaCommittee recommendations - life imprisonment for rapists!!
Almost 46,000 cases were registered for crimes against SCs in 2019. #ImplementVermaCommittee #NoMoreRapes
In 2019, a rape case was reported every 17 minutes but this is a massive undercount! Most cases against #Dalit #Adivasi #Muslim women do not even get reported.
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Violence against #dalit women are not isolated instances of crime but are a result of structural discrimination and institutional violence! #IfWeDoNotRise how will we overthrow this brahminical hegemony? @ifwedonotrise @DalitWomenRise @meenakandasamy @AmbedkarCaravan @dalitdiva Image
Govt policies meant to achieve #genderequality cater to the monolithic woman, overlooking a range of sexual minorities, who face extreme exclusion, violence, ghettoisation! Support their struggle to fight 4 dignity and rights! @vqueeram @meeracomposes @thirunangai @ifwedonotrise Image
We condemn the atrocities & violence perpetrated against #Muslims. Stop 'dehumanizing' & 'delegitimizing' them!! #IfWeDoNotRise @IndiasMuslims @IndianMuslimah @ifwedonotrise @ShabnamHashmi @_IndianMuslims @FarOutAkhtar @AzmiShabana
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We have now made public the probe report by SC welfare principal secy which clearly pins SC welfare minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. If even now, CM doesn’t sack & arrest Dharamsot, it will be taken that the entire Cong party is a ‘bhagidar’ in this crime against #Dalit students. Image
The probe reveals that #Dharamsot engineered the Rs 63 CR scam & the officer also gave evidence that the minister took away powers of the dept director to disburse payment by passing an order & began releasing payments on his signatures in a selective manner.
Dharamsot also misled the Treasury as the Director’s stamp was affixed on payment requests along with signatures of a deputy director who is hand-in-glove with the minister. He also gave illegal relief to some colleges by ordering a new audit.

#SCScholarshipScam Image
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