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dmk has been two-faced in commitment towards social justice, dalit rights




it is quite common to read and listen to hagiographies when a prominent leader passes away. given karunanidhi’s stature as a leader who has been in public life for more than 60 years, it is fitting that there has been an outpouring of comment since his demise. referred to as kalaignar (artiste), h...



join army for rum: ramdas athawale




in a shocking statement, union minister of state for social justice and empowerment and rpi president ramdas athawale said that more dalit youths must join the army as good food and rum is available instead of the country made liquor.“the army provides good food and liquor. instead of consuming co...



sc/st act dilution row: sc declines urgent hearing of govt’s review petition




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: members of dalit organisations raising slogans during  bharat bandh over sc/st issue, in lucknow on monday/photo: uni apex court rejected the centre’s request for urgent hearing of a review petition even as violent protests spread ac...



judge unaccountable - india legal




justice karnan was still wielding the dalit card. though his case has become a bit too much of an embarrassment for the judiciary. the dalit card had been wielded before as well—during the impeachment of supreme court judge v ramaswami in 1993. the impeachment was defeated in parliament when dmk l...



inadequacies within the judicial system which limit action against sitting judge




justice karnan was still wielding the dalit card. though his case has become a bit too much of an embarrassment for the judiciary. the dalit card had been wielded before as well—during the impeachment of supreme court judge v ramaswami in 1993. the impeachment was defeated in parliament when dmk l...



who is ram nath kovind?




a maha dalit leader from rural kanpur, ram nath kovind was chosen as the nda's presidential candidate by the bjp with an eye on wooing the most backwards and poor classes.by choosing kovind, the bjp intends to expand its dalit support base in the run up to the 2019 lok sabha polls.soft-spoken kovind...



a lawyer who fought for the downtrodden




a maha dalit leader from rural kanpur, ram nath kovind was chosen as the nda's presidential candidate by the bjp with an eye on wooing the most backwards and poor classes.by choosing kovind, the bjp intends to expand its dalit support base in the run up to the 2019 lok sabha polls.soft-spoken kovind...



john legend named first recipient of new social justice award




john legend is expected on a massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.the singer-songwriter becomes the first recipient of the salem advocate for social justice award when he accepts the honor tuesday (may 2) at salem state university.legend is to perform and also dis...



marry a dalit, i'll find a match for you: ramdas athawale to rahul gandhi




union minister ramdas athawale on sunday suggested that congress vice-president rahul gandhi marry a dalit woman, saying casteism cannot be removed merely by having meals with the community.gandhi (47) had recently said, in answer to a question, that he believed in destiny when it came to marriage."...



join army, get good food and rum: athawale




in a shocking statement, union minister of state for social justice and empowerment and rpi president ramdas athawale said that more dalit youths must join the army as good food and rum is available instead of country-made liquor.“the army provides good food and liquor. instead of consuming countr...



bjp, dalit outfits brace for showdown on ambedkar's birth anniversary




a showdown is in the offing between the bharatiya janata party (bjp) and several dalit organisations, as well as opposition parties, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of br ambedkar on saturday. the bjp on one side and dalit organisations, as well as opposition parties, on the other, are set ...



social justice crusader earns top naidoc honour




a commitment to social justice and women’s rights has seen june oscar awarded the 2018 naidoc person of the year at a ceremony in sydney.dr oscar, a bunuba woman from the kimberley region of western australia, was recognised for a career that has included pushing for restrictions on alcohol in rem...



bjp, dalit outfits brace for showdown on ambedkar's birth anniversary




a showdown is in the offing between the bharatiya janata party (bjp) and several dalit organisations, as well as opposition parties, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of br ambedkar on saturday. the bjp on one side and dalit organisations, as well as opposition parties, on the other, are set ...



govt to move review petition on dilution




the centre will move the supreme court on monday seeking a review of its judgement diluting the provisions of the sc/st (prevention of atrocities) act."review petition by the government against the supreme court judgement on sc/st protection act shall be filed positively by tomorrow - monday, april ...



up on alert, dalit outfits hold demonstration




an alert was sounded in uttar pradesh, which had witnessed large-scale caste violence in saharanpur district a few months back, after various dalit outfits staged demonstrations to express solidarity with their community members in maharashtra.according to the sources, a dalit outfit has convened a ...



aadhaar linkages case: comparisons made with us’ social security number




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the supreme court bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar, d y chandrachud, a k sikri and ashok bhushan on wednesday (may 2), hearing the bunch of petitions regarding the linking of aadhaar, heard counsel zoaib hussain, ...



trump’s supreme court pick could upend voting, lgbt, labor rights




copied!the replacement of justice kennedy with a more consistently conservative supreme court justice could endanger lgbt rights, affirmative action, labor rights, and voting rights, among many other issues. joy reid and her panel also discuss if donald trump should be able to pick a supreme court j...



one more bjp mp joins chorus over dalit issue




the anger within dalit mps in the bjp appears to be on the surge with its delhi mp udit raj now joining other lawmakers to express discontent over the way the issue is being handled.while raj chose not to write a letter unlike others, the northeast delhi mp took to twitter to bring attention to the ...



protests in muzaffarnagar against dalit youth's assault




dalit outfits on wednesday took to the streets in muzaffarnagar in uttar pradesh to protest against the assault on a dalit youth by saffron activists. members of both the dalit and saffron outfits came out on the streets in protest against the incident, which occurred on tuesday. while the dalit out...



meira kumar made scapegoat by congress: bjp




the congress has made meira kumar a "scapegoat" by fielding her as the opposition's presidential candidate, the bjp today said and questioned why the party did not nominate her when it was in a position to get her elected to the highest office."when the congress had the opportunity to elect a dalit ...



hugh hefner docuseries bares all on amazon prime next month




an amazon series detailing the life and impact of hugh hefner is heading to the service on april 7th. announced last year, american playboy: the hugh hefner story is a new docuseries that will combine dramatic re-enactments of hefner's life with rare unseen footage uncovered from his personal archiv...



will prakash ambedkar take the lead in fight for dalit rights in maha?




dr b.r. ambedkar’s iconic house rajgriha in mumbai’s hindu colony receives very few visitors on most days except for his birth and death anniversary. but over the past few days, since the violence at bhima koregaon near pune on january 1, the house has become a hive of activity. on the day of th...



opposition considers meira, ambedkar's grandson




the opposition is considering a host of dalit leaders, including b r ambedkar’s grandson prakash and former lok sabha speaker meira kumar, as its presidential candidate.the candidature of kovind, a dalit, has also junked the initial plans of the opposition to field mahatma gandhi’s grandson gopa...



rahul to ask cm to pursue with centre




aicc president rahul gandhi assured that he would ask karnataka chief minister siddaramaiah to recommend to the centre, the implementation of the justice sadashiva committee report. rahul who is on his janashirvada yatra, invited dalit leaders to come see him at the raichur circuit house on monday, ...



mtv news social justice forecast for march 24–april 1




no one can change the world on their own. it takes many people working together to achieve the goals set by social justice movements. building those networks can be as simple as calling on friends and family to donate to a cause or as far-reaching as calling on an entire faith community to stand for...