Archive for March, 2007

Just after the court proceddings in pre-lunch session, a press conference was called for. Adv.Nikam was special invitee at the venuw;  circuit house of Bhandara. Following are the relevent excerpts for readers of Atrocitynews. A Newspaper Reporter: How do u evaluate the chargesheet by C.B.I.? Adv.Ujwal Nikam: Being a lawyer with C.B.I.,it would not be appropiate to […]

Amidst high security becouse of sensetive nature of the case and  due to presence of senior Adv. Ujwal Nikam who is sort of celebrity public prosecutor in Maharastra, Atrocitynews correspondent could manage to enter into the courtroom.Barring one or two Journalists none from media was allowed to enter.  During the pre-discussions inside the courtroom, probable dates […]

Britain is this week highlighting contemporary forms of slavery following Sunday’s 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. “Despite legislative advances rendering the practice illegal, caste discrimination remains a tragic day-to-day reality, particularly in South Asia,” Foreign Office Minister Ian McCartney said. Pic1: MacCartany; Foreign office minister “Individuals and communities are segregated […]

Hearing on Caste Discrimination in India was done before British Parliament by Stephen Crabb MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission held a hearing in Parliament yesterday (March 29) on the plight of the Dalits or “untouchables” in India, in the week that Britain marks the 200th […]

A court in Bhandara district will conduct the trial of the Khairlangi Dalit killings case from May 3. Special judge S S Das of a Bhandara district court today fixed the date of hearing after conducting the proceedings on the chargesheet filed by the CBI against 11 accused. Special Public Prosecutor Ujwal Nikam appeared before […]

Days of self proclaimed social scientists in India are not over yet. Apart from administrative sector and private sector,  caste virus still finds its ways in higher echelons in Academic and research circles. These are the people who uphold the graded inequality in their minds and then silently introduce it in their professional practices. Here is one of the best article from Balmurli Natrajan who spares […]

‘UN Human Rights Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) has controverted India’s stand at its recent Geneva hearings that the caste system is not racial discrimination based on descent’, says Shaila Mathrani from Times Group. In its concluding observations, CERD, which consists of reputed international experts in international law, academics, sociologists and diplomacy, […]