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Private vested interests rear their heads

It would be interesting to see the break-up of the 4500 people who have signed the petition for removal of the Health minister. It is highly likely that it would have zero representation from patients and those who access health care. It is doubtful if it would have government doctors either. It would comprise entirely the same group that has been protesting in loud voices against Amendments to the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act 2013.
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Open letter to the CM, Karnataka about violations on pourakarmika workers by contractors

Open letter to the CM, Karnataka about violations on pourakarmika workers by contractors

As concerned citizens, we demand that the pourkarmika workers be given the same rights as any other citizen of the State and not treated as slaves by the government as well as by the contractors. We demand that the regularisation of the workers be done immediately and they be protected at all costs against abuse by the contractors. The women who have been assaulted should be adequately compensated by the BBMP and a public apology issued to the women workers.
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Private vested interests rear their heads

Joopaka Shubadra: Arundhati Roy does not know what caste pain is about

Ambedkar's face exudes enormous dignity, intelligence, self-confidence and inner strength. His face gives all those impressions. In such a scenario, how did they find this one, where did they scour and choose this one? How much hatred they must have in their bellies to pick this one and print?
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U. Sambashiva Rao: Why all social movements today need Ambedkar, not Gandhi or Arundhati Roy – part2

U. Sambashiva Rao: Why all social movements today need Ambedkar, not Gandhi or Arundhati Roy – part2

Even though Arundhati Roy had earned a certain respect earlier by talking about the Adivasi movement, the Dalit movement and the women’s movement – even though all those movements were led by the Adivasis, the Dalits and the women activists themselves respectively – she finally got caught when she attempted to talk of caste.
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Joopaka Shubadra: Arundhati Roy does not know what caste pain is about

S. V. Rajadurai on Rebranding Ambedkar, Reinterpreting India – Understanding the RSS Agenda – Part 1 – 2

The RSS now find it encouraged to expand its energy in strengthening its cultural nationalism that would help diffusing the anger of the masses of India. The anger generated by the blatantly anti-farmer, anti-Adivasi, anti-Dalit and anti-labor policies pursued by the Modi sarkar. From this strategy flows the varied attempts to Brahmanise the minds of the people, the people from the OBC and Dalit communities, and direct their anger not against corporate capitalism, not against casteism, not against imperialism but against the religious minorities by painting them as a devil incarnate. This is quite similar to Hitler's scapegoating of jews for all the ills of Germany.
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Shabana Ali on Colors of Dissent : Reiterating Contemporary Ambedkar through Art

Shabana Ali on Colors of Dissent : Reiterating Contemporary Ambedkar through Art

The idea of this exhibition has been to explore the concept of Dalit Art. What do we mean by Dalit Art is just not by whom the painting is being done by but also what the content of the painting is. So by Dalit Art we mean any art forms which is dealing with the subject of caste and which is being done with a Dalit consciousness.
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S. V. Rajadurai on Rebranding Ambedkar, Reinterpreting India – Understanding the RSS Agenda – Part 1 – 2