Social Justice Week Organised at National Law University, Delhi

Social Justice Week Organised at National Law University, Delhi

Dalit activism on university campus across India is a reality today. As an initiative to commemorate the pioneers of such social justice movements, the 3rd Social Justice Week was organised in NLU Delhi from 11th-20th April 2017.

Dr. B.R.Ambdekar, Periyar, Mahatma Phule were some of the doyens in this area. Their entire movement was for empowerment of untouchables and depressed classes and to achieve the ideals of liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Unfortunately, the ideas of these pioneers are still unknown to many and are largely unacknowledged outside the Dalit and likeminded population. The idea behind this initiative is not only to commemorate Dr. Ambedkar Jayati but is also to bring forth the ideas and recent debates in Dalit social justice movement and Dalit History among the students.

Organised by the Ambekar Periyar Phule Study Circle, the week long programme consisted of various events such as guest lecture by Harsh Mandher, center for equity studies on ‘Gulamgiri in India today’, poster making, theatre performance on the pertinent issues. This was followed by open reading and discussion on ‘annihilation of caste’, Dalit-themed poetry session