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Ravikiran Shinde


I am a post graduate from IIT Bombay and Independent writer on socio-political issues in India. 

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3 Reasons Why PM Modi’s Rhetoric Won’t Cut Ice With Dalits

Had Mr. Modi said something like, "If you target or attack Dalits, You will not be spared and you will be punished," it would shown more conviction. Instead, the PM chose the melodramatic route of asking the perpetrators to kill him before targeting Dalits. Even with gau rakshaks he “urged” the state government to create a dossier on them rather than commanding them to take strong action.
08/08/2016 2:12 PM IST
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The Most Powerful Weapon Of The Gujarat Dalit Revolt

Some 20km from Gandhinagar, two men stand in an old hall full of women. Utter seriousness prevails in the room and you can see the resolve in the eyes of the women. The men start reading a pledge while stretching their right arm out and the ladies follow suit. “Neither I nor any family member will lift any dead carcasses hereafter.” The pledge ends with Jai Bhim, a salutation to Dr. Ambedkar. Dalit volunteers shared a video of this pledge on Facebook and YouTube on 24 July…
29/07/2016 2:04 PM IST