The Dalit Bahujan Shramik Union (DBSU)
is a Dalit-Bahujan civil rights organization locally coordinated from Gandhinagar, Hyderabad
, Andhra Pradesh, South India
The name "Dalit" refers to a group of people traditionally regarded as low caste
. The term expresses their "weakness, poverty and humiliation at the hands of the upper castes in the Indian society."Victor Premasagar
(Chennai: Christian Literature Society, 2002), p. 108.. It was a conglomeration of various Dalit-Bahujan owned and managed community-based organisations across Andhra Pradesh
. It is dedicated to Damodaram Sanjeevaiah (former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
and President of AICC
) and Shyam Sundar. Its vision is "equal opportunities for all to identity, security, livelihoods and future."
To defend and expand dalit bahujan
(DB) right to land, livelihoods and self-respect through sustained public action ensuring equal participation of women.
DBSU works in 16 districts of Andhra Pradesh
with 550,000 DB families, establishing an efficient structure with equal participation of women. They possess legal ownership of 25,000 acres (100 km²) of land, while utilizing government programmes to further public safety and secure... Read More