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Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Model Process, Torture Free Model
The neo- liberal economic policies, which perpetuate exploitative economical, political and cultural system, have undoubtedly sharpened and exacerbated the perceptions among India's dalits, minority and tribals that their livelihoods, lifestyles and identities are under constant threat.
Caste system and the predominantly patriarchal character of Indian society coupled with vast disparities in the distribution of wealth have accentuated the crisis had pushed the dalits, minority and tribals to the brink of disaster. The severe onslaught of communalism had further deepened the crisis. In India,the most heinous impact of caste based discriminations is starvation and malnutrition. The marginalised communities, especially dalits, tribals and minority confront acute poverty and starvation
Door to door campaign against torture and organized violence (DDCATOV)
Anti Torture Initiative, Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest, Model Process
The DDCATOV campaign is divided in four phase:
First phase: Badagaon block of Varanasi district & Tanda block of Ambedkar Nagar district
Second phase: Robertsganj block of Sonbhadra district
Third phase: Pindra block of Varanasi district
Fourth phase: Domchach block of Koderma district of JharkhandRead more...
The Age of the Elephant: The Politics of Caste in Uttar Pradesh
Anti Violence Initiative, Campaign, Latest, Model Process
Activist Raghuvanshi sees that change taking a radical form in UP: “a new Dalit revolution.” In villages and cities across UP, Indians are now rising up against the caste system and joining a new Dalit movement, a revolution not restricted to Untouchables, but open to all opposed to the caste system.
“Without eliminating [caste] in this country, how are you going to eliminate corruption in the society?” Raghuvanshi asked. “It is the most corrupt system in the world.”
Increasingly, activists from higher castes, like Raghuvanshi, have been going into villages to wash Dalits’ feet, eat with them, and raise awareness of political and social issues in hopes of erasing caste divisions
and decades of marginalization (largely uncovered by the Indian press, he added). Even over his lifetime, Raghuvanshi has already seen a great deal of change.
“When I was a kid… in an upper caste family, I never [saw] Dalits coming to our marriages [or] to eat with us, but now [it’s] happening all the time,” he said.
At the same time, the lower-caste poor are working to transform and empower themselves through modernization. According to Raghuvanshi, the younger generation is now increasingly relying on the Internet to stay informed and build communication networks. Dalits in rural villages and urban slums have used radio, television, and SMS text messaging to learn about and discuss events beyond the immediate locale; some have used SMS networks to broadcast news of local human rights abuses to activists like Raghuvanshi. “They’ve changed themselves very dramatically,” he said.
For Raghuvanshi, this new, inclusive, and unified Dalit revolution represents the best hope for the future of Indian democracy, calling it “the force [that’s] going to change the feudal system of India and [help India] join the real global democracy.”
Women leaders appeal for Neo -Dalit movement
Model Process, Strategic Planning, Take Action, Women Rights Initiative
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Fighting caste discrimination
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PVCHR founded in 1996 by Mr. Lenin Raghuvanshi and Ms. Shruti Nagvanshi in close association with Sarod Mastro Pandit Vikash Maharaj, Poet - Gyanendra Pati and Historian Mahendra Pratap. PATRON: Justice Z.M Yacoob Sitting Judge Constitution Court of South Africa & Chancellor of University of Durban, South Africa.