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Poona Pact: A document to enslave Dalits for eternity

Poona Pact: A document to enslave Dalits for eternity

Caste is considered the cornerstone of Indian Hindu society. In this, the untouchables are at the lowest level in the structure of hierarchical inequality, which were officially called 'depressed classes' until 1935. Gandhiji had rewarded them with the name 'Harijan' which was not accepted by most of the untouchables. Now they have chosen for themselves the name 'Dalit' which is indicative of their downtrodden status. At present they constitute about one-sixth (16.20%) of the total population of India and one-fifth (20.13%) of the total Hindu population. Untouchables have been deprived of all social, religious, economic and educational rights in Hindu society for centuries and to a large extent are still there.

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The Karnataka government on Monday announced that a suspected case of Nipah virus was reported in Mangaluru. A week ago, a 12-year-old boy died of Nipah in Kerala’s Kozhikode district. The incident led to Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu ramping up surveillance measures to monitor for possible Nipah cases.   …

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In what appears to be a strategic move following its Bastar conclave in August, the Chhattisgarh BJP has got aggressive on the issue of alleged conversions in the state by Christian missionaries.   The party, which has been conducting demonstrations and protests in different districts on the issue, is now …

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