Dalit

What does bail for Teltumbde after such a delay say about the judiciary and democracy in India?
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Ashraf Engineer December 3, 2022  EPISODE TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Anand Teltumbde, one of the 16 accused in the Bhima Koregaon-Elgar Parishad case, finally walked out of prison on November 26 after...
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‘As a Dalit, I was ready to die for RSS, but they wouldn’t even touch food I had cooked’
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Ashraf Engineer October 19, 2022 This is one of a handful of episodes during the recording of which I wept. Bhanwar Meghwanshi, a Dalit, was fanatically devoted to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), ready to go to war for its...
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Demon or demon-slayer? How we see Gandhi says a lot about ourselves
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Tushar Gandhi October 6, 2022 Recently, a Durga Puja pandal built by the Hindu Mahasabha in Kolkata portrayed Mahatma Gandhi as Mahishasura dying at the hands of Durga. As desired, it got a lot of notoriety and global publicity for...
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Dalit women face the highest risk of sexual assault
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Ashraf Engineer September 24, 2022 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Two Dalit sisters, minors, aged 15 and 17, were raped, strangled and then hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri...
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‘Reservations have created an urban middle class of SCs, STs, OBCs’
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Ashraf Engineer September 7, 2022 The rise of the right wing has been accompanied by a demand for the abolition of reservations. Reservations were introduced to correct a centuries-old imbalance in Indian society that made the upper castes extremely powerful...
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Audio podcast: Free Nodeep Kaur
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Ashraf Engineer February 13, 2021 PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. Who exactly is Nodeep Kaur and why has her arrest during the ongoing farmer protests in Delhi sparked an international outcry? What...
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Audio podcast: The intersection of caste and technology
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Ashraf Engineer November 18, 2020 The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced caste-based...
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Audio podcast: India’s rape pandemic
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Ashraf Engineer October 4, 2020 Podcast transcript New Delhi, December 2012: A 23-year-old student is gangraped in a public bus and her male companion is beaten senseless with an iron rod. The same rod is used to penetrate her and...
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Dalit lives don’t matter – they never have, they never will
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Tushar Gandhi August 4, 2020 “There is an ineffaceable blot that Hinduism today carries with it. I have declined to believe that it has been handed to us from immemorial times. I think that this miserable, wretched, enslaving spirit of...
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The missing Dalit voices in Indian newsrooms
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Ashraf Engineer July 21, 2020 The recent lawsuit against Cisco Systems – accusing high-caste Indian-American managers of denying a Dalit professional opportunities, raises and promotions – made me think about my time in newsrooms. Over the course of a 17-year...
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