1st Global Conference Opening Statement
From DB Sagar, ICDR President


It is my honor to deliver opening remarks for the First Global Conference on Defending Dalit Rights 2015. Today, we began a new history of the Dalit Rights Movement – together we will develop a common vision for 2020 for establishing Dalit Rights in the contemporary world. I have a question for each of you – how do you envision the Dalit Rights Movement by the year 2020, and what strategy actions will we develop to achieve those visions? Let’s discuss and exchange ideas and experiences that you have brought here. We will discuss not only challenges Dalits have been faced with, but also find pathways to common solutions to deal with those challenges. We are here with the commitment to establish Dalit Rights as human rights and human rights as Dalit Rights in the contemporary world.
(Read full statement here.)