[WSMDiscuss] COVID-19 Pandemic- Racial and Caste Violence

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Tue Jun 2 16:58:25 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings! Racism and Casteism and all other derogatorypractices from the past are revealing their true face leading to serious humanrights violations even now when the world is engaged with fighting thecoronavirus pandemic. Time has come to say it boldly- ‘Enough is Enough’. Weshall not tolerate any incident of racial discrimination/violence or castediscrimination/violence as reported from anywhere in the world. Whatever ishappening in the US and also reportedly in South Asia is a reminder to theworld to mend its discriminatory behavior and violent conduct.    


Do pass it on to others in your circle/network. 


'Nothinghas changed' a week after George Floyd died in custody

LucienFormichella, Al Jazeera, June 02, 2020 



Minneapolis protesters demand all officers involvedin the unarmed Black man's death be held accountable.




Disproportionate impact ofCOVID-19 on racial and ethnic minorities needs to be urgently addressed –Bachelet

OHCHR,Geneva, June 02, 2020 





‘All Lives Matter’, says Mayawati, linksAfrican-American man’s death in US to India’s migrant crisis

The FinancialExpress (Online Edition), June 02, 2020 



Mayawati said that the mass movement in the US hasshown that all lives matter, an issue that requires the attention of the Indiangovernment as well.




TamikaMallory: "We learned the violence from you."

BrutMedia, June 01, 2020



Tamika Mallory, co-chair of the Women's march, gavea powerful speech about the unrest gripping the U.S.




The American Nightmare

Ibram X. Kendi, Ideas, The Atlantic, June 01, 2020 



To be black and conscious of anti-black racism is to stare intothe mirror of your own extinction.




Nepal: Ensure Justice for Caste-Based Killings

Human Rights Watch, New York, June01, 2020 



Impunity for Rampant Attacks onDalits 




Nepal: Bachelet condemns Dalit killings, callsfor independent investigation

OHCHR,Geneva, May 29, 2020 





UN Human Rights Chief urges “serious action” tohalt US police killings of unarmed African Americans

OHCHR,Geneva, May 28, 2020 





Serioushuman rights violations against Dalits reported during lockdown

Tika R Pradhan, The Kathmandu Post, May 26, 2020 



Parliamentary committee orders the government to bookculprits.



WithRegards and In Solidarity 

Umakant,Ph. D 



My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
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