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Articles by: SR Darapuri

Caste and Communal Biases in Police

Caste and Communal Biases in Police

Rrecently a video of a police officer from Maharashtra, Bhagyashree Navtake had gone viral wherein she is seen bragging about how she files false cases against Dalits and tortures them and Muslims. It represents a crude but true picture of social prejudices in India’s police force. After all our police men come from the society, hence the police organisation is the true[Read More…]

Dr. Ambedkar and Politics of Caste

Dr. Ambedkar and Politics of Caste

Dr. Ambedkar is said to be the father of Dalit politics because he was the first person to fight for the political rights of Dalits. He was the person who during the Round Table Conferences (1930-32), called in connection with the framing of future constitution of India,  got the Dalits (Depressed Classes) recognised as a minority distinct from the Hindus[Read More…]

Opposition Parties joining to defeat BJP lack Alternate Policies

Opposition Parties joining to defeat BJP lack Alternate Policies

  BJP’s chain of defeat which started with Gorakhpur and Phoolpur in Uttar Pradesh bye elections has extended to defeat in Kairana and Noorpur. It has broken the invincibility myth of Modi and Amit Shah.  If the opposition parties succeed in joining hands to get rid of unprecedented danger to basic democratic values, institutions, society, culture and civilization created during[Read More…]

A 21 year old Dalit youth is killed in Bhavnagar Thursday evening, Gujarat for riding a horse. Pradeep Rathod was killed by people of upper caste in Timbi village, Bhavnagar when he was returning home. Upper caste villagers were upset about his keeping a horse as they didn't accept Dalit riding horse. Pradeep's father was threatened of dire consequences recently by the upper castes and demanded he sell the horse off. Timbi is a small village of 6000 population, mostly upper castes and only 50 Dalits. Pradeep lived with his parents and brother.

According to National Crime Records Bureau, Gujarat ranks number 2 in serious atrocities on Dalits/SCSTs just behind Bihar. Bihar is number 1.
Atrocities in numbers in Gujarat:
2015 - 1046
2016 - 1355
Till August 2017 - 1058 cases

BJP Ruled States Outdo Others in Crime against Dalits

It has again come up prominently in National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) “Crime in India-2016” Report that BJP ruled States outdo other states in atrocities against Dalits (Scheduled Castes). The same scenario was during 2015 also. At present BJP ruled states are Gujrat, Rajsthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Chhatisgarh, Goa and Jharkhand where Dalit atrocities cases are more than non-BJP[Read More…]

Dalits-Adivasis And The Land Rights

Dalits-Adivasis And The Land Rights

India is a country of villages. Accordind to 2011 Census it has got 6,40,867 villages. According to the same Census out of a total population of 121 crores 83.3 crores live in villages and 37.7 crores live in cities. As such nearly 70% population of this country is rural and 30% only is urban. Out of the total 24.39 crore[Read More…]