Police, Upper Caste men wreck havoc in Dalit basti, kill youth: Fact-finding committee

After a long and peaceful march by thousands against the Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST Act verdict, and two hours after the dispersal of the participants, Rajasthan police opened fire and raided hundreds of huts in Dalit basti in Paturia of Alwar district in Rajasthan on April 2.According to the fact-finding committee report submitted by Hannan Mollah, Polit Bureau member, and the team which visited the Dalit basti on April 13, the Rajasthan police, guided by a few men of upper caste in the village, committed these atrocities against Dalits causing death of a youth, bullet injuries to a few

Bombay University and College Teachers’ Union Wins Senate Election

THE process of elections for the Senate, Academic Council and Boards of Studies in the University of Mumbai has been underway since January 2018. The elections have acquired much greater significance than earlier ones as they are being conducted under the provisions of the Maharashtra Public Universities Act (MPUA) 2016, enforced since March 2017. A new education policy has already been released by the state government under the Act. This policy will be implemented by bringing in a structural change through a new institutional arrangement.

Terror Campaign in West Bengal: 34 per cent Seats Captured ‘Uncontested’

IN West Bengal, panchayat elections have been reduced to a farce as 34 per cent seats in three tiers have been captured by the TMC ‘uncontested’. There is no example of such an unashamed exercise of terrorisation either in West Bengal or in the country.The first phase of organised attack occurred during the nomination period, when BDO and SDO offices were cordoned by the TMC armed gangs who chased away opposition candidates, injuring hundreds in the process.

Mamata Banerjee Wants ‘100%’ seats: Democracy Butchered in West Bengal

WEST Bengal witnessed brutal operation for murder of democracy, never seen after the dark days of seventies.Panchayat elections in West Bengal have utterly exposed the anti-democratic character of  the TMC government. Opposition parties were debarred from submitting nominations in thousands of seats, intending candidates were attacked in large scale particularly outside block and sub-divisional offices. Kolkata High Court intervened and stayed the election process, directed State Election Commission to declare an extra date for submission of nomination.

CPI(M) FACT-FINDING TEAM REPORT: Organised Violence against Dalits in MP

SEVERAL dalit and progressive organisations called a Bharat Bandh on April 2 against the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The dilution of the Act, which guarantees a certain degree of protection to the oppressed communities against discrimination and atrocities, was met with widespread condemnation. The unprecedented upsurge of protests across the country witnessed violence, in which 12 people, predominantly from dalit community, were killed.

DELHI: DSMM Observes Ambedkar Jayanti

THE Delhi state committee of the Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch (DSMM), had organised a stall near RBI on Parliament Street in Delhi on April 14, to mark the 127th birth anniversary of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar. CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat inaugurated the stall by garlanding Ambedkar’s photograph. She also addressed the gathering and said that Baba Saheb gave his entire life to the struggle against the varna system and caste system prevalent in the Indian society. Dr Ambedkar’s goal in life was to create an equal society free of injustice and oppression.


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