Tag Archives: India

How India’s Student Activists are Standing Up for the Dalits

Caste is the most significant marker of an individual’s standing in Indian society. One’s caste is derived from a classification system called varna, which is based on a Hindu creation myth in which different sections of the population are deemed, at birth, ...

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Election win for lower caste activist seen boosting Dalit land rights in India

Mumbai: The victory of a Dalit activist in elections in India’s Gujarat state is a boost to efforts to secure land for the lower caste community and free them from the dirty jobs traditionally thrust upon them, campaigners said. Jignesh Mevani, ...

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Prayers Interrupted by Mob in India

A Hindu woman, Anita Masih, traveling to Delhi with six other Christians, stopped in Mathura at the request of her sister Valmiki. She had asked the group to pause on their journey to come to her home to pray for ...

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Nobody can afford to ignore India anymore: YV Reddy

Demonetisation of high value currency notes “can’t be justified” on economic grounds, Reddy said YV Reddy, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India and chairman of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, who was one of the panelist at an event ...

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Through a caravan, darkly

In its journey to the sites of lynchings across states, the Karwan-e-Mohabbat found a stark waning of compassion and solidarity The harrowing journey of our caravan of love laid bare a country both divided and devoid of compassion. People are ...

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