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The New Judicial Amendment to SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act

The Supreme Court in March 2020 passed a judgment that diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The judgment was passed under the pretext of protecting innocent persons from being booked under false cases, thereby preventing the misuse of the law. An...

Caste and Race: Discrimination by any Name

Racism was as uniquely institutionalised in South Africa as caste discrimination has been within the Hindu social order. Why then can we not permit the world community to express itself on the latter as we have, through the years, on the former?

Sanskrit, English and Dalits

Unlike Sanskrit, there are no scriptural injunctions against the learning of English; English is theoretically as accessible to dalits and women as it is to the 'dwijas'. However, the brahmanical classes have monopolised the use of English (as also other symbols of western modernity) and have justified the denial of the same to the dalits, sometimes even reading their 'faulty' use of the language as acts of resistance/rejection of colonial modernity.
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