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Call for papers – The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers

The Indian Institute of Advanced Studies will organize a three-day national conference to revisit the question of sanitation, scavengers, government policies, linguistic and migrant identities, place of toilet in house constructions and in town planning and to debate the position of the manual scavengers and the association of the profession with the wider caste system.
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Continuous Caste Discrimination faced by Dalit Journalist Saranyamol Ks at News18

What constitutes ‘unsatisfactory’? — Presidency University and Continuing Villainization of the marginalised.

“They do not have merit”: shrill voices chant, as if merit is something other than the cumulative effect of cultural capital (a function of class and caste position), nurturing and literate home environment (that has historically been held solely by the upper castes in this country), coaching classes and access to premier institutions such as Presidency (one that was barred to the marginalised till the introduction of reservations).
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Private vested interests rear their heads

UP: Beyond the Visible

The fruits of political path for Dalit Bahujans, set by Manyawar Kanshiram, have certainly been achieved to an extent. Having said that, it is also true that persecution of Dalits and Muslims in UP are on the headlines every now and then. Caste system, driven by Brahmanical social order, is still pervasive in most parts of UP and not all Dalit Bahujans are able to break out of its oppressive structures.
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“Before I go out, I’ll create as many Dalit women leaders as I can” – Usha

Gubbi Caste Atrocity (17.01.2017) : fact finding team’s visit

"..The boy was beaten up badly and then they are complaining that the girl was harassed. What were they doing for the past three months? He [girl’s father] could have lodged a complaint in police station! Or at least he could have approached the boy’s parents. How dare he takes the law into his own control?.."
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Joopaka Shubadra: Arundhati Roy does not know what caste pain is about