Social Issues

DSMM & Other Dalit Groups Demand Justice for Rohith Vemula

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch and other dalits organisation and individuals have given a call for candle light procession and other action programmes all over the country on January 24 protesting against the death of a Ph.D. scholar Rohith Vemula of Hyderabad Central University. They have demanded the immediate removal of the suspension on the remaining four students and allowing them to continue in their hostels as usual, immediate removal of Prof P Appa Rao as vice chancellor, resignation of the two union ministers and a comprehensive compensation to the deceased family.

Women’s Group Urge President to Return Juvenile Justice Bill

THE Rajya Sabha has passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill on December 24 in the name of safety of women in India while in fact this law if passed, will put safety of women in jeopardy as never before. We appeal to you to not sign this Bill and send it back to both houses of parliament for the reasons given below:

 

CHILDREN SENT TO PRISONS WILL

COME OUT AS HARDENED CRIMINALS 

Women’s Group Urge President to Return Juvenile Justice Bill

THE Rajya Sabha has passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill on December 24 in the name of safety of women in India while in fact this law if passed, will put safety of women in jeopardy as never before. We appeal to you to not sign this Bill and send it back to both houses of parliament for the reasons given below:

 

CHILDREN SENT TO PRISONS WILL

COME OUT AS HARDENED CRIMINALS 

Hunger: A Serious Problem under Contemporary Capitalism

THIS month the International Food Policy Research Institute has released the Global Hunger Index, 2015. The index clearly shows that even though the levels of hunger have declined since the turn of the last century, the number of hungry people in the world remains enormously large particularly in Africa, South of the Saharas and South Asia. Worldwide, the Food and Agriculture Organisation projects that there are 795 million hungry people, ie, one in every nine persons is hungry.

Founding Conference of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (Delhi-NCR) Held

THE founding conference of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (Delhi-NCR) was held on November 29, 2015.

Dr Asim Bala, co-convener of the All India DSMM inaugurated the conference by garlanding the picture of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar. A three-member presidium consisting of Brahmjeet Singh, Rampal and Sonia Verma was elected to conduct the proceedings. A one member-credentials committee consisting of Maimoona Mollah and a one member-minutes committee consisting of Puran Chand was elected as well.

Historic Dalit Convention held in Bengaluru

A HISTORIC dalit convention was held in Bengaluru on December 5-6 under the banner of Dalit Hakkugala Samiti-Karnataka (DHS-K), affiliated to the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM). The two day convention has opened up a new chapter in the dalit movement in Karnataka, one of the major centres of the movement in the country. The convention assumed importance in the backdrop of growing incidents of atrocities against dalits in Karnataka as well as in different parts of the country.

Special Sitting of Parliament: An Empty Talk

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM) at a press conference held in New Delhi on November 28, has expressed its deep disappointment over the outcome of the two day special sitting of parliament on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar who dedicated his entire life to the just cause of downtrodden sections of our society. His tireless fighting against caste discrimination and for social justice has now been put under tremendous pressure.

Convention on Dalit Rights Calls for Fighting Caste Oppression

A STATE level Dalit Rights Convention against caste based discrimination, oppression and exploitation and for social justice was held in Hisar on November 29, 2015. The venue was the Sant Kabir Hostel. The convention was attended by over 1300 delegates coming from all over the state. The participation was beyond the expectations of the organising committee which underlined the urgency and need of such an exercise.

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