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Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

ld visits) that got published during June-July 2019, suggest that there were several probable factors [including high prevalence of under-nutrition among the children from marginalized communities -- Dalits, Extremely Backward Classes (EBCs) and muslims; hypoglycaemic encephalopathy that triggered the death of undernourished children; poor hygiene and cleanliness; poor functioning of anganwadi centres under the Integrated Child Development Services sc

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Indian media is an upper-caste fortress, suggests report on caste representation -Ayush Tiwari

i, or OBC. Only 10 of the 972 articles featuring on the cover pages of the 12 magazines are about issues related to caste. No more than 5 per cent of all articles in English newspapers are written by Dalits and Adivasis. These are a few findings in a recent report that set out to study the representation of caste groups in the Indian media. Titled Who Tells Our Stories Matters: Representation of Marginalised Caste Groups in Indian Newsrooms, the re

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Rising incidents of hate crimes point to the growing power of the lumpen -Radha Kumar

y have steadily risen over the past five years. Amnesty International India documented 721 such incidents between 2015 and 2018. Last year alone, it tracked 218 hate crimes, 142 of which were against Dalits, 50 against Muslims, 40 against women, and eight each against Christians, Adivasis, and transgenders. The more common hate crimes, they found, were honour killings — that have sadly occurred for decades — and ‘cow-related violence

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Promises and Priorities - An Analysis of Union Budget (2019-20) -CBGA

nking water and sanitation, nutrition and food security etc.), agriculture, employment and the responsiveness of the Budget towards the vulnerable sections of the population (such as women, children, Dalits, adivasis, religious minorities and persons with disabilities). The publication is shared widely with important stakeholders across the spectrum. We hope it would help deepen the public discourse on Union Budget. Please click here to read mor

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Dalits not allowed to touch water, tankers servicing upper caste villages in UP's Bundelkhand

e villages. "If they (upper caste) are in a benevolent mood, they might give us a pot full of water and nothing more than that," said Ritu Kumari of Tendura village. According to her, Dalits in the village have to walk seven to eight kilometers to another village to fetch water from a hand pump installed in the Dalit area. "Even there, we are not allowed to get more than one bucket because the pump is drying up," she added

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Caste Discrimination in UP's Bundelkhand is Worsening the Water Woes of Dalits

e the Chamar community resides, and may even pause for a few minutes if requested. However, the vehicles finally head for duty to the upper caste settlements of Brahmins and Thakurs – where the Dalits aren’t allowed. “We are not allowed to fill water from the hand pumps and bore wells that are all outside our basti or even approach the tankers. Where should we go then?” asks Rama Kumari, a resident of the Dalit basti. &ld

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The state of Indian prisons -Mrinal Sharma

rucial to understanding India’s prison population. This information was consistently published for the last 20 years and instrumental in revealing the problematic overrepresentation of Muslims, Dalits and Adivasis among under-trials in prisons. Please click here to read more.

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Most AES Victims in Bihar Are Dalits, EBCs and Muslims -Mohd. Imran Khan

ming from Mushahar, Ravidas and Paswan communities due to “their poor living conditions”. Muzaffarpur: Chedi Manjhi, Ravinder Manjhi, Raj Kishor Ram, Haran Paswan, Anup Manjhi, all are Dalits. They have one more thing in common—all of them are fathers of children who have died due to AES in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur in the last fortnight. Chedi Manjhi’s eight-year-old son Aditya Kumar reportedly died due to AES in the sta

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Hundreds of Dalits stranded in Puri community shelters a month after Cyclone Fani -Satya Sundar Barik

illage. Just two kilometres away from Sainsa Sasana, the Bhagabatipur school accommodates five families. Almost all families still taking shelter in community houses or government buildings are Dalits. Tales of loss Close to the Chilika Lake, about 80 km away from here, 30 Dalit families continue to reside in the Satpada College premises. The little known ASHA Multipurpose Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre at the Pachaspola hamlet un

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