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Murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh shows India descending into violence
The Guardian, Sep 7, 2017
Bangalore is shaken to the core by the news of the shocking murder of its most famous journalist, Gauri Lankesh. Thousands of people are protesting at the murder of a gutsy woman who fought for the marginalised, who called Dalit victims her sons, and who protested against injustice and venal politics in the face of death threats. »
IDSN recommendations for UN Human Rights Council September session
IDSN, Sep 7, 2017
In the context of the reports being presented at the 36th UN Human Rights Council session (11–29 September 2017), IDSN is urging states to pay particular attention to caste-based discrimination being included on a par with other forms of discrimination in thematic HRC resolutions .... »
Dalit flood victims need food, water and medicine
IDSN, Sep 6, 2017
Following the devastating floods in South Asia serious concern for Dalit communities affected by the disaster is being reported. IDSN’s members are on the ground responding and monitoring the situation as it unfolds. »
Rights defenders: legislation meant to stop caste atrocities is failing
IDSN, Aug 31, 2017
Dalit and Adivasi Civil Society Organisations, Human Rights Defenders from across India met in New Delhi to discuss the status of implementation of India’s legislation to prevent atrocities against Dalits and Adivasis. »
Answers to Parliamentary Questions by Member Voordewind (ChristianUnion)
Jun 30, 2017
(subm. Jun 22, 2017) to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs about the visit of Prime Minister Modi of India to the Netherlands »
Violence against Dalits particularly becomes virulent when they challenge caste domination
Counterview, Jun 13, 2017
55 Dalit houses were burnt down in Shabbir­pur village in UP. Attackers belonged to the dominant Rajput community, and were armed with swords, spears and lathis. 12 Dalits received serious injuries. The attack continued for 5 hours. »
Victory for 2,700 sanitation workers in Mumbai as Supreme Court grants them permanent jobs, Apr 11, 2017
It has taken the workers 10 years to get relief from an exploitative contract system followed by the Mumbai municipal corporation. »
The Special Rapporteur on Minority issues completed her visit to Sri Lanka
IDSN, Oct 21, 2016
The UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues, Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, just completed her official 10 days visit in Sri Lanka. In her statement on 20 October, the SR urged the government to take concrete steps to protect Sri Lanka’s minorities. »

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