Global casteism, a reality

If major civilisations make contributions to world history, then the Indian civilisation’s contributions include caste, caste discrimination, caste segregation, and caste-motivated brutality; the anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s birth, April 14, provides an occasion to look at some of the ways governments respond to caste discrimination. It appears too,…

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Don’t Let Up

Following a sessions court ruling, which sentenced five people to death and another to life imprisonment for murdering a young married couple in Haryana on the orders of a khap (caste) panchayat, khap chiefs have demanded a ban on same gotra marriages. A khap mahasammelan in Kurukshetra has demanded an…

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