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“Not Adi Dravidars, we are Scheduled Castes (SCs),” say the Dalit outfits, which are opposing the latest Government Order (GO) on the SCs to be henceforth referred to as ‘Adi Dravidars’. The Dalits are seeing the order as a plan to divide the oppressed communities and as an attempt by one section to gain dominance […]

The courts proceedings for Kherlanji case started at around 1 pm on 22nd Feb 2007 Court                             –  Sessions court Bhandara The Honorable Judge     –  S.S.Das  P.P from CBI                –   Ajaj Khan Defense lawyers        –   Adv. Jaiswal and Adv. Khandewale Adv. Ajaj Khan: Sir, I request the 36 accused to be discharged, since no incriminating       evidence was […]

Some theatre activists of Nagpur have decided to make a full-length feature film on the Khairlanji Buddhist massacre that rocked the country in September last. Informing this in Nagpur on Saturday evening, Mr. Jiwne, a well-known theatre personality of the city, said that the noted Marathi actor Suhas Palshikar has agreed to act in the film as […]

“If television and newspaper coverage of the anti-reservation agitation was indulgent and one-sided, the lack of diversity in the newsroom is surely a major culprit”, Siddharth Varadarajan  shares an experience . MY FIRST brush with caste prejudice in higher education came in 1999, when a group of Dalit students from the University College of Medical Sciences […]

“Accustomed, as we are, to lawyers and judges saying that the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 is being misused, I was amazed to find and document over the last few years, that in fact, the Act is not being used at all”, says Colin Gonsalves. Dalits who try to […]

Today the District court at Bhandara released 35 out of 46 accused from the charges.  Interesting to know, such was an express demand made by CBI a week earlier. Now only 11 are left under charges. In the discharged  35 accused includs Siddheshwar Bharne, the then head of the Andhalgaon police station in Bhandara district, under whose […]

The Khairlanji Action Committee has taken a strong exception to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking discharge of 35 accused of the brutal Dalit killings at Khairlanji. The action committee has sought that the CBI should probe the incident afresh. The CBI had pleaded a trial court at Mohadi in Bhandara district on Monday […]