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Bipin Solanki

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Caste Panchayats and Constitutional Rights

/ January 26, 2018

69 years ago, the Constitution of India was adopted, granting us rights and freedoms, and becoming the basis for a life of dignity. But did the law translate to social justice?

Dalit students discriminated in a school from Gujarat

/ May 27, 2016

Discrimination against Dalits is in the educational system is a widespread problem across Indian states. The students are often alienated socially in their classrooms. They are victims of physical abuse by classmates and educators, from primary education to university. A glaring example of this discrimination was captured in Gujarat’s Surendranagar...

Video Volunteers’ Impact: School returns illegally collected exam fees students in Gujarat

/ June 10, 2016

The Constitution of India has clearly stated that education is the responsibility of the State towards its people. But the State has failed repeatedly, deliberately or otherwise, to fulfil this mandate, giving rise to the private sector. The Indian education system is mired in corruption where rampant illegal admissions, absent...

Discrimination steals children off a normal school life

/ May 12, 2016

A school in Surendranagar, Gujrat has been serving mid-day meals to its students based on their caste. Panva Primary School, during mid-may meals, served as part of a school meal programme by the government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide, was openly discriminating against...

Governement turns blind eye towards the manual sacengers

/ May 11, 2016

Three young sanitation workers enter a sewer in Dhrangadhra town in Gujarat without any protective gear. This practice of manual cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling, human excreta from dry latrines, open drains or pits  and sewers without protective gear is criminalised by The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and...

A Dalit man succumbed to injuries sustained in caste-violence in Gujarat

/ May 17, 2016

On an average, 47 Dalits were killed every year in Gujarat between 2010 and 2014. In the same years, over 9588 cases of caste-based atrocities were reported by Dalits in the state. These numbers, however, are the tip of the iceberg as many more cases of caste atrocities go unreported....

One Billion Rising: Discrimination in home guards

/ March 12, 2015

12th March| Dhangadhra,Surendranagar District, Gujarat | Bipin Solanki The year 2015 started on a most inspiring note for women in the Armed Forces of India. For the first time ever the Republic Day Parade, held on the 26th of January each year, saw an all women contingent march through Rashtrapati...

Goats ate their lunch!

/ July 29, 2014

The Right to Education Act (RTE) declares that every school must have one teacher per 30 students.  A playground,clean drinking water and sanitation facilities must also be provided.  This is not the case for the school children of Radol village.  They need you phone call to change this today!  ...