Social Issues

CPI(M) Delegation Meets Dalit Victims

“DALIT atrocity is Gujarat model, that is why Modi is silent”, said CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat after visiting Samadhiyala Village in Junagadh, Gujarat.  A CPI(M) delegation led by Brinda Karat with P K Biju MP, Arun Mehta, Central Committee member and many other state leaders met Sarviya Babu Bhai and Kavita Bai at their home, parents of the young men who were brutally beaten and humiliated by a vicious mob of gau rakshaks. They told the delegation that they were not at all satisfied with the investigation.

BJP's Dalit Conundrum: The Slipping Mask

DALIT youth in Una, Gujarat were stripped, tied and publicly flogged for skinning a dead cow on July 11. The self-styled Hindu cow protection vigilantes had not only committed this heinous crime, but shot a video and posted it 'as a warning to others'. This had sparked outrage among the people of Gujarat and dalits in particular. Huge mobilisations are being witnessed, and at places dalit youth are threatening to commit suicide, unless action is taken against the perpetrators of the crime.

CPI(M) Demands Action on Security Personnel for Gruesome Killing of Adivasis

GUMUDUMAHA, so far an unknown adivasi village of Kandhamal district in Odisha has attracted attention all over the country for killing five innocent adivasis. CRPF and state SOG personnel termed them as Maoists and killed them on July 8th night. This is the third such incident in the state of Odisha in a year, of killing innocent people in the name of Maoists.

DSMM Condemns Attack on Dalit family In Gujarat for Skinning Dead Cow

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch, in a statement issued on July 14 has strongly condemned the gruesome attack on seven members of a dalit family by the cow protection vigilantes (gau rakshaks) in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district on July 11.

The victims were attacked with iron rods and sticks. They were tied to a car, while the group of gau rakshaks was beating them up. Two people sustained severe head injuries and were referred to Junagadh civil hospital for treatment.

SFI Organises Relief Fund for Marathwada Drought Victims

IT was a mixed feeling for Aniket Tambade, a fourth standard student, when he received new bag, copies and financial help during a programme at Beed, Marathwada on July 1, 2016. A feeling of natural joy and happiness was there on his face, a nascent feeling which a child experiences after seeing new books, but there was also a hidden pain of losing his father. Perhaps he was aware of the reason of his presence on that particular day. The father of this small kid was forced to commit suicide due to the prevailing situation of drought in Marathwada.

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