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Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists
India

Psychiatrists, psychologists working with survivors of caste and gender-based trauma need to be trained for it, say human rights activists

Therapy modules taught in universities are informed by feminism and are queer-affirmative but they do not actively recognise caste-based pride and shame.

Hathras gang-rape incident: Valmikis protest not limited to seeking justice for victim, they want caste system to go away
India

Hathras gang-rape incident: Valmikis protest not limited to seeking justice for victim, they want caste system to go away

A striking feature of the current Valmiki protests about the Hathras caste crime is that both the image of Ambedkar and sloganeering deployed by the Ambedkarite/Anti-caste protestors are largely missing.

Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised
Arts & Culture

Gunjan Veda on her book The Museum of Broken Tea Cups, and why Dalit artists' contributions to culture go unrecognised

You cannot invisibilise someone if you recognise their contribution. And as a society, we have always sought to invisibilise Dalits, says author Gunjan Veda

Richa Chadha illustrates how pervasive caste system in India is with matrimonial ad in newspaper
Entertainment

Richa Chadha illustrates how pervasive caste system in India is with matrimonial ad in newspaper

Richa Chadha wrote in a tweet that she was unaware of her caste privilege till after she graduated from college

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it
India

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it

Scheduled Castes must realise that they cannot succeed in their struggle for social amelioration if they are isolated, writes former justice Markandey Katju.

Jyotirao Phule birth anniversary: Tributes pour in for social reformer and champion of women rights
India

Jyotirao Phule birth anniversary: Tributes pour in for social reformer and champion of women rights

The Congress posted about Phule’s "visionary efforts" and his "tenacity to fight" against all forms of oppression.

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates
India

Coronavirus outbreak has foregrounded India's inequalities; country must re-examine social order when pandemic abates

In transmission, the coronavirus seems to follow principles of equality, but in so doing exposes with absolute clarity the distinctions between privilege and the lack thereof

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
India

Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups

Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms

Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical order
India

Sakshi Misra case: Inter-caste marriage important, but deeper problem is belief in scriptures promoting hierarchical order

It would be inadequate to merely quote Ambedkar's emphasis on inter-caste marriages, while ignoring his other warnings and apprehensions.

By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging
India

By linking cleanliness to spirituality, Gandhi, symbol of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, valorised inhuman practice of manual scavenging

If we consider manual scavenging as an inhuman occupation, then it's important to ask why Gandhi supported the system instead of adopting water closet

Article 15: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama 'maligns' Brahmin community, claims UP outfit
Entertainment

Article 15: Ayushmann Khurrana's social drama 'maligns' Brahmin community, claims UP outfit

Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha, will release in cinemas on 28 June.

Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi's death has vital lessons for the anti-caste movement and its future
India

Mumbai doctor Payal Tadvi's death has vital lessons for the anti-caste movement and its future

The anti-caste movement, I guess, forgot to tell those like Dr Payal Tadvi, when they were alive, that it needs them — now and always; it forgot to tell them that their lives are precious.

Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture
India

Payal Tadvi's suicide: 'Evidence of ligature mark over neck', says autopsy report; victim's chats show she was facing torture

The investigation into the suicide of Dr Payal Tadvi has been transferred to the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police on Thursday.

Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation
India

Payal Tadvi's suicide: Marred by casteism, dominated by donations, medical education in India needs mirror to avoid dehumanisation

Three senior doctors allegedly bullied and tortured Dr Payal Tadvi because of her caste - she was born into an Adivasi family - all the way to suicide at Mumbai's BYL Nair Hospital.

Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today
India

Resident doctor's suicide in Mumbai a grim reminder of how caste bias plagues India's educational institutes even today

While Dr Pragya Tadvi's suicide in Mumbai following caste harassment is a grim reminder of how classrooms are not free from the social evil, it is also an indicator of the sorry state of the education system in India.

Ambedkar Jayanti: Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dalit leader, alleges Congress did nothing to preserve his memories
India

Ambedkar Jayanti: Devendra Fadnavis pays tribute to Dalit leader, alleges Congress did nothing to preserve his memories

Born into a poor Dalit family on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar became independent India's first law minister, the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Dalit social reformer
India

Ambedkar Jayanti 2019: President Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, Congress leaders pay tribute to Dalit social reformer

Ambedkar, commonly known as Babasaheb, dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women, and labourers.

Ambedkar Jayanti: A deep dive into the origins of caste in India, and Babasaheb's protest against it
India

Ambedkar Jayanti: A deep dive into the origins of caste in India, and Babasaheb's protest against it

Not knowing what caste is, is a huge part of the problem. On Ambedkar Jayanti, here is a deep dive into the origin of caste, when it became a rigid system, and BR Ambedkar's fight to empower Dalits

Ambedkar Jayanti: Current politics of polarisation, hero worship could have disappointed Constitution's architect
Politics

Ambedkar Jayanti: Current politics of polarisation, hero worship could have disappointed Constitution's architect

For Ambedkar, the constitutional pillars of liberty, equality and fraternity could operate only in a trinity and could not be divorced from each other.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Jobs crisis, farm distress, religion and caste key issues likely to affect poll outcome
Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Jobs crisis, farm distress, religion and caste key issues likely to affect poll outcome

Narendra Modi’s BJP-led alliance will win a thin majority, opinion polls show, with its focus on national security trumping concerns over jobs and farm prices.