(Slightly expanded version of a piece in Wire.in) Kusmi Devi is an agricultural labourer from Bihar’s most oppressed Mahadalit Musahar community. She sent her daughter Dika to school, determined that Dika must not slave in the fields as her mother and foremothers had done. 16-year-old Dika studied in the Ambedkar Residential
The CPI(ML) organized a bandh on 4 January 2017 in the Koshi-Seemanchal zone to protest the brutal killings of Comrades Satyanarayan and Kamleshwari in Araria and Chano Ram and Vakil Ram in Saharsa. Road blockades were held the same day in all parts of Bihar demanding 1. A high level judicial
[Below are testimonies of some of the eyewitnesses and survivors. The testimonies are transcribed from videos shot and shared on YouTube by a team of Jan Jagran Shakti Sangathan activists.] Bechan Rishidev
The atrocities on Mahadalits in Araria, Bihar, and the murders of CPI(ML) leaders organising struggles of the Mahadalits to retain hold on their rightful land, have once again called the bluff of the JDU-RJD Government’s claims of ‘social justice.’ This atrocity is the latest in a long line of similar
On the 67th anniversary of its proclamation, the Indian Republic finds itself in a veritable state of siege. The government of the day and the corporate-communal cabal that it represents and serves so brazenly have mounted a multi-pronged assault on the constitutional basis and framework of the Republic of India.