Archive for February, 2008

The court assembles at 11:15 A.M.The last witness, Mahadev Zanzad is  again ready to be cross-examined by the C.B.I.lawyer, Adv.Ejaj Khan. Adv.Khan: Did you tell the Magistrate that , you were at the house of your sister at Nagpur in the period between 30/8/2006 to 8/9/2006 and on return you came to know that there […]


University of California, Berkeley, chancellor Robert Birgeneau was in India to cement partnership with the Indian Institute Science, Bangalore. He also met with Dr Manmohan Singh, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and National Knowledge Commission chairman Sam Pitroda. In an interview Prof Birgeneau spoke on the California public education system. There is a […]


The former Commission on Human Rights, in its resolution 2005/109, gave a mandate to the former Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights to undertake a study on discrimination based on work and descent, and to develop draft principles and guidelines for the elimination of this form of discrimination. This was the first […]


Dalits in 20 districts of the state were facing serious caste-related disparities, including non-entry into temples, inaccessibility to drinking water and other facilities, a recent survey by Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front has found. The survey initiated in the villages of these districts last month has been completed and the findings would be submitted to […]


 Untouchability is a subject best brushed under the carpet. Stalin K., one of the country’s best known documentary filmmakers, obviously had no such intention when he embarked on a four-year journey to probe, push and pick on issues related to casteism. The result has been a poignantly mesmerising, and sometimes debatable, film titled ‘India Untouched […]


Source: DNA


Two types of assemblies; one is French style, where the representation is not reflection of the society. Another style is British Style, which is a group based form of representation. In the political modernity, the Assembly represents or mirrors the society. This can also be called “mirror representation” . When the democratization of Indian society […]


The proof is here… please read the following text.. Gandhi is idolized by people of all political stripes around the world, and his life is popularly considered a model for the American Civil Rights Movement. U.S. Senator Harry Reid called Gandhi “a giant in morality.” Former U.S president Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a […]


The state is ranked third in terms of the atrocities against Dalits.  The gang rape and sexual exploitation on a Dalit girl by six teachers in Patan’s PTC College is not an isolated incident in Gujarat. The state is ranked third in terms of the atrocities on Dalits, after Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan, despite being […]


The six have been handed over to the police which has arrested them. The seventh accused is absconding. The incident came to light when the girl got pregnant and a local hospital refused to admit her for abortion. Parents of the girl said she had told them that the teachers had been raping her for […]


Residents of Patan town in Gujarat on Tuesday took out a rally to demand action against six teachers of a government teachers training institute for allegedly gang raping a Dalit trainee. A first year student of the Primary Teachers Training College on Monday alleged that teachers at the institution in Patan, about 130 km from […]


A 14- year old Dalit girl who was forced to work in a spinning mill near Vaagaikulam has lost her four fingers in the right hand while feeding cotton to a machine. She submitted a petition to the District Collector, G Prakash during the grievance day meeting on Monday demanding action against the spinning mill […]


Caste bias: Medico ends life in Punjab A fourth year student of MBBS at Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh committed suicide in the hospital premises on Sunday after he was allegedly harassed by two classmates and a teacher. The body of 23-year-old, a resident of Sector 41, Chandigarh, was found hanging in the […]