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Caste Based Reservation in India Started in 2nd Century BC. In #Manusmriti - the law book of Brahmins all the laws were based on #Caste and no Merit was ever considered. It divided people into High & Low Castes on the basis of their birth and not on the basis of Merit.
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Wealth, Political power, Spiritual leadership, Education, Ownership of Land, Trade and all lucrative aspects were reserved purely to the higher castes. This system of caste based discrimination entrenched in day today social life since ages.
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"I really respect what she's done in terms of recognising the error of the approach that she set out and putting in place something to potentially rectify that." @ManduReid on @BBCNews discussing the diversity of @CarolineLucas's all-female #cabinet proposal
"We are facing a national emergency. We need different approaches, we need to break the deadlock, we need to change the perspectives that get in the room & get air time. & actually, bringing women around the table would be a completely different dynamic to the macho war cabinet."
"[Boris Johnson's war cabinet] have taken us to the precipice of no-deal, which will hurt women and that is reason enough alone for women to be involved in the decision making that actually helps us get through this as a country."
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Today, I will try my hand at live tweeting insights from "A #Home of One's Own", a two-day #researchworkshop on socially & economically #marginalised women's experiences of and negotiations with #genderinequalities in #informalurbanhousing in India.
This workshop has been organised by #JadavpurUniversity (School of Women's Studies), #RabindraBharathiUniversity (Centre for Women's Studies) and #Parichiti, a women's organisation. All three are research partners on a #GCRF project funded by @GoldsmithsUoL.
Since Oct 2018, I have collaborated with Dr. Henrike Donner, who is leading it, to develop #researchcollaborations with #educational and #development organisations in India to implement a pilot study on #genderurbanhousing. This workshop marks the end of the first phase.
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#LalaLajpatRai'
Slogans "Simon Go Back🔙"
Is still fresh in memory's of every Indian but d hidden fact/Agenda behind opposing committee of Simon is still unknown to most of the People of India.
👉Simon commission was formed by BritishPM to analyze ground status of SC/St
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👉Educational status
👉Social status
👉Economic status
👉Spread of Untouchability
Discrimination with sc/St by Upper caste Hindus on rural & urban areas.
✔️Purpose of data collection by committee was to implement demands of Dr B R AMBEDEKAR as per Round table conference 1&2
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Dr BR AMBEDEKAR demanded separate electoral mandate for Sc/St people by logic if they are given single voting rights den dey will be ending in losing sides and inequality will always be there in d system.
But HMS & #LalaLajpatRai along with congress decided to Oppose them
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You have heard about our #AI Code and #global summit, but take a look at some of our other recommendations in the #LordsAIreport #justkeepreading: ow.ly/DnC930jyxZT
We had a lot to say about #data and #AI, and who should have access to it.
We also thought carefully about #diversity and #representation in #artificialintelligence and how we should address #bias and #prejudice
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1/ A thread on #ownvoices and #representation as well as allyship, guests, holding babies, writing the other, and assorted issues dealing with POC characters/stories being written by white folks. Nothing super new, just bringing nuanced notions together, reflecting on my views.
2/ America desperately needs a LOT more #ownvoices books. That should be our priority. I've even advocated for a sort of #affirmativeAction in publishing. Agents and editors should be ACTIVELY seeking out POC talent, recruiting, nurturing, publishing.
3/ Especially in kids lit. Only 25% of books for kids feature protags of color. Only 6% are actually written by authors of color. Both of those numbers MUST CHANGE, but the second is the biggest problem. Writers of color need to be the main folks writing these stories.
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