Social Issues

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.

DSMM Submits Memorandum on the Special Sitting of Parliament

The following is the memorandum sent to Venkaiah Naidu, minister for parliamentary affairs and Rajnath Singh, minister for home, Government of India on November 24, 2015 by the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch regarding the issues to be raised in the special sitting of parliament held on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.

THE proposed beginning of the winter session of parliament with a special sitting on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar is a welcome step by the government.

Carry on the Unfinished Agenda of Dr Ambedkar

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on November 10, 2015.

MEDIA reports that the first two days of the forthcoming winter session of parliament, ie, November 26 and 27, 2015, would be devoted to observe the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.  The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the central government to use these two days for carrying on the unfinished agenda and vision of Dr Ambedkar on the issue of social justice. 

Cultural-Democratic Upsurge in Karnataka Post-Kalburgi Killing

AFTER the barbaric killing of scholar-writer M M Kalburgi at Dharwad on August 30, 2015, Karnataka has been witnessing an unprecedented cultural-democratic upsurge in order to put a stiff resistance to the draconian forces of religious fundamentalism. A shocked fraternity of literary and cultural fields, intellectuals and people from various sections of society did not stop at mere condemnation of the assassination of Dr.Kalburgi, but has been working persistently to build up a resistance movement to fundamentalist/obscurantist forces.


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