Category Archives: Folkrörelsen

Peoples March: förbjuden tidning, åter på marknaden

  Naxalittidningen Peoples March har kommit tillbaka. Tidningens redaktörer har attackerats och fängslats i omgångar men nu är den ute igen. Läs tidningen här.

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Sushil Roy: En naxalitledare är död

Sushil Roy var en indisk politisk fånge och naxalitledare. Han avled nyligen i ett indiskt fängelse. Här nedan är en minnestext. Remembering Sushil Roy July 7, 2014 [Sushil Roy, a longstanding communist activist and politburo member of the CPI(Maoist), recently passed away in Delhi after a long struggle with cancer while undergoing imprisonment. In memory of […]

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Regeringens tankar kring kampen mot naxaliterna i städerna

‘Continued vigil best way to check urban activities of Naxals’   You attended the recent meeting of state DGPs and chief secretaries with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. What is the new government’s approach towards Naxalism? He (Singh) said he won’t make any profound statement but said the war has to be fought unitedly and decisively […]

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Människor säljs för att slava i hemmen

TRAFFICKED MAIDS TO ORDER: THE DARKER SIDE OF RICHER INDIA   New Delhi. Inside the crumbling housing estates of Shivaji Enclave, amid the boys playing cricket and housewives chatting from their balconies, winding staircases lead to places where lies a darker side to India’s economic boom. Three months ago, police rescued Theresa Kerketa from one of […]

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THE REAL WORLD OF CASTE IN INDIA by Asit Das

THE REAL WORLD OF CASTE IN INDIA: AN EFFORT TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING HIRA SINGH’S RECASTING CASTE ~   Asit   “Sociologists of the caste have invoked religion, cognition, cosmology, heaven and hell to find the secret of the genesis, growth, and survival of the caste and caste system. In the process, they have missed the real secret […]

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Norrman doktorerar om gruvbolagen, folkfördrivningen och naxaliterna

Doctoral dissertation on Mining, Displacement and Conflict in Maoist India Jason Miklian from the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Noragric) in Ås, Norway, defends his doctoral dissertation entitled ”Mining, Displacement and Conflict in Maoist India” on Friday 27 June 2014, at 13.15. Miklian’s dissertation is a […]

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Dalitkonst i Upplands Väsby

Kan konsten vara en väg till frigörelse och upprättelse? Utställningen undersöker frågan genom fyra konstnärer; tre indiska konstnärer med dalit-bakgrund och en finsk invandrare. Hos daliterna, de oberörbara, ”kastlösa”, i Indien fyller konstenen särskild uppgift: att ge röst till dem som inte hörs, gestalta erfarenheter hos dem som lever i utanförskap. Men också att geuttryck […]

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The country needs an anti-fascist force, says activist acquitted after 40 months in jail

Sudhir Dhawale, a dalit rights activist accused of having Maoist links, was declared innocent on May 15. Aarefa Johari On May 20, after spending three years and four months in Nagpur Central Jail for crimes he did not commit, dalit rights activist Sudhir Dhawale finally walked out as a free man. His arrest in January […]

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Report: Dalit girls exploited in India’s garment industry

A new report finds that Dalit girls in India’s garment industry live in hostels, with little freedom of movement, are underpaid for long working-days and working under hazardous conditions. Press Release from the India Committee on the Netherlands: ‘Small Steps – Big Challenges’ in Tamil Nadu’s textile industry Garment brands not transparent on tackling bonded […]

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Nu studie, kastsystemet i full kraft

Ett urval av resultaten visar hur djupt systemet är rotat. I 98,4 procent av de undersökta byarna, var äktenskap mellan kasterna förbjudna, och inter-kast par utsätts för våld och skulle ofta komma att behöva lämna byn. I 98,1 procent av byarna, kunde en dalit inte hyra ett hus i en icke-dalitisk tätort. I 97,6 procent […]

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