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“Democracy and caste system can’t go hand in hand”: Paying attention to the enforcement of India’s 1989 act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against members of SCs and STs (Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes)

Hardly anyone seems to have paid attention to India’s dismal showing at the UN Human Rights Council’s universal periodical review when the latter alleged that India is “all words, no action” on working against caste and related discrimination. The allegations … Continue reading

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Can Bollywood shatter India’s caste system? Treating delicate subjects with intelligence, sensitivity and creativity

Recently, Aamir Khan – leading film star and household name all over the India where Bollywood reigns supreme – began a prime-time show tackling India’s most serious issues. And the whole country is riveted. […] Our elites care passionately about … Continue reading

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Not a lack of knowledge but loss of land behind malnutrition: How forced dependence on distribution system shatters self-sustained communities – Kerala

K. A. SHAJI, The Hindu, PALAKKAD, June 15, 2014 A year after a large number of child deaths were reported from Attappady owing to malnutrition, an official survey held in the past two weeks has found that 572 children below … Continue reading

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Revitalizing community based health care system: the Rashtriya Guni Mission – Rajasthan

15 DAY EDUCATION PROGRAM (COURSE) TRADITIONAL SYSTEM OF MEDICINES Rastriya Guni Mission (RGM) trust has been working in the domain of Traditional System of Medicine (TSM) since past 13 years. In order to fulfill its mandate of conservation and promotion … Continue reading

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A constitution which guarantees: “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen” – The Sovereign Republic of India

Ambedkar had been the champion of freedom, free thinking and liberty whose words are important to be remembered. […] ‘The caste system has recognised slavery in inverse order of status and maintained inequality in every sphere of human activity social, … Continue reading

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