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Why We Need To Depoliticize The Dalit Cause

In the name of social justice, opinionated reportage and columns are building up a case against the government in power at the Centre. Let us try and understand the Dalit problem from a dispassionate perspective instead. A perspective that transcends vilification and vindications, and one which is based on sound data and logical arguments.
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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…
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I’m A Dalit But I Think It’s Wrong To Blame The BJP For The Una Assault

It is important to remember that atrocities such as the one in Una are not new. They have existed across different political regimes. The Indian National Congress, for example, will have no place to hide if a post-independence analysis on atrocities on Dalits is done. Therefore, a pragmatic approach to integration lies in divorcing the atrocities committed against Dalits with the rule of any particular political party.