Even after 60 years, statistics of the crimes, criminal rate, and the rapes, whichever way, you know, discrimination in education or employment, whatever, it’s not decreasing. Then, what we have to do now?
In this video, prominent Ambedkarites, Dalit & Adivasi activists and participants of various land struggles talk about the land issue and the need for a bigger,united land struggle during the Convention on Land, Shelter, Power, Equal Justice that took place in Thrissur in Oct 2016.
Rohith Vemula is not a name. Now he’s a flame that is engulfing not only this country, but also the entire world. To my knowledge there has been no such event that reached the whole world, an event not only concerning Dalits, but any issue - no incident attracted the attention of the whole world before.
They (hindutva forces) are fighting for their principles, it may look wrong to us, but it’s the ultimate truth to them. if someone voices opposing views, be it their son, their own foot soldier, they kill them.
It is 24th September today, it is one of the black days in the history of Dalits, 24-Sep 1932 was when Dalits under the leadership of Dr. Ambedkar, were denied of separate electorate, Poona Pact (dual voting system). If Dalits were allotted separate electorate, things would have been different for Dalits.
The motto of our movement is “Food, My Choice; Land, My Right.” We have the right to choose what we eat, nobody can question us. This land belongs to us, because we are the ones working on it, hence we have the right to own it. The intention is not just to own fives acres of land but also to resist oppression and claim our rights to live and rule.