Dalit News

Why are children’s bodies battlefields of communal and family wars?

Children’s bodies are ‘feminised’ the same way as women’s bodies are. Bodies become frontlines where men fight their wars, bond through gangrapes and communicate messages of hatred towards other communities. Jammu and Kashmir: An eight-year-old girl from the Muslim nomadic ...

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Three minors found hanging from tree in Barmer, cops say suicide, girls’ families allege murder

Two days ago, the village woke up to the sight of three bodies hanging from a branch of the tree — two Dalit girls and a Muslim boy, all minors. Their deaths have left many unanswered questions. India: SURROUNDED BY ...

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Day after Phagwara clash, four arrested, weapons seized

The clash between two groups had occurred over renaming of a roundabout on the Jalandhar-Ludhiana National Highway and at least a dozen rounds were fired and stones were pelted, which left six youths injured. Phagwara: FOUR LEADERS affiliated to Hindu ...

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UoH Dalit-Adivasi teachers stage hunger strike over roster policy

TELANGANA: About 30 faculty members of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) staged a relay hunger strike outside the varsity gate on Saturday demanding that the Ministry of Human Resource Development roll back its new roster policy. University Grants Commission-Ministry of ...

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NCSC directs IIT-Kanpur to suspend 4 professors for Dalit harassment, lodge FIR

Kanpur: The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has directed the IIT Kanpur management to suspend and lodge FIR against four Professors of the Institute who were found guilty of passing casteist remarks against a Dalit faculty member. Showing displeasure over ...

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MP cop accused of participating in violent Dalit protests and uprooting a rail track, gets arrested

Madhya Pradesh : A Madhya Pradesh policeman has been arrested on charges of him being in cahoots with protesters during violent Dalit agitation during the Bharat Bandh which took place on 2 April. The already suspended constable named Vinit Maurya, ...

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Former Dalit sarpanch’s nameplate defaced

Ahmedabad: After statues of political leaders being defaced and vandalized in recent past, a similar incident, that of the nameplate of a former Dalit woman sarpanch being defaced on the birth anniversary of Ambedkar came to light in Malsan village ...

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Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani stopped by cops at Jaipur airport

Gujarat: Gujarat Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani was stopped at Jaipur International Airport on Sunday and kept detained by local police for more than 4 hours. Mevani was scheduled to attend a programme on Ambedkar Jayanti at Merta road in Rajasthan’s ...

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Dalit groom thrashed, forced off horse during wedding procession in Madhya Pradesh

Sanjay Chouhan, a member of reserved Balai community, was riding a horse in Mahidpur tehsil of Ujjain district on Sunday night when the incident took place. Claiming that the honour of riding a horse was reserved for the upper caste ...

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‘What has happened to us, are we still human?’

Asks schoolgirl during rally for justice in rape cases Delhi: Hundreds gathered in mourning and in protest at Parliament Street on Sunday evening to demand that those guilty in the Kathua and Unnao rape cases be punished. The protest also ...

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Suspected to be a thief, Dalit beaten to death

SHAHJAHANPUR: A 42-yearold Dalit man suspected to be a thief was tied to a tree and beaten to death by six upper caste men in Sukhanpurva village of Lakhimpur Kheri district. The incident occurred late on Friday night while the ...

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Nature of crime against Dalits has worsened after 2014

Be it Bhim Koregaon or Saharanpur events or suicide by Rohit Vemula, the nature of violence against Dalits has turned grim. Even during Mandal agitations of 1990-1991, polarisation wasn’t so sharp India: If, in spite of rapid mechanisation and replacement of ...

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Kathua rape case: BJP demands sacking of J&K Congress chief

Prakash Javadekar wondered if Congress president Rahul Gandhi would only point fingers at others but maintain silence on the comments of his party’s Jammu and Kashmir unit chief. India: The BJP on Sunday demanded the sacking of Jammu and Kashmir ...

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Dalit assertion sends politicos scrambling to appropriate BR Ambedkar’s legacy, but symbolic gestures won’t cut it any more

India: The political landscape is changing rapidly, spurred most critically by a new Dalit assertion, which has made parties across the board scramble to keep constituents on board. To a significant extent, parties have fallen back on their default template: ...

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Low-caste Dalits converting to Buddhism in droves as BJP policies divide India

NEW DELHI: The caste tensions inherent in Indian society have been steadily rising ever since the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came into power with Narendra Modi as prime minister. According to The Atlantic, low-caste Hindus, or untouchables, as they ...

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Centre committed to protecting rights of Dalits, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan also said his Lok Janshakti Party would organise functions at the block level on April 20 to thank Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for extending Mahadalit benefits to the Paswans. Patna: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on ...

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Dalit girl ‘raped’ by employer

Moga, April 12 A 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by the owner of a finance company, in which she was working as a help, at Dashmesh Nagar in Moga, police officials said here on Monday.The girl told the police ...

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Body of 22-year-old dalit woman found with slit throat

A 22-year-old Dalit woman was killed in Nainaha Bartali village under Sangrampur police station area. Amethi: A 22-year-old Dalit woman was killed in Nainaha Bartali village under Sangrampur police station area here, the police said on Thursday. The body of ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Dalit woman commits suicide after being sexually harassed by two men

UttarPradesh: A 38-year-old Dalit woman committed suicide after facing sexual harassment by two men at Jolla village in the district, police said. The woman’s body was found hanging in her cottage and a suicide note was also recovered from the ...

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Turned away from police station, ‘harassed’ Dalit woman takes her life in M’nagar

Muzaffarnagar: Unable to bear “persistent sexual harassment” at the hands of her close family members, a 45-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Budhana area of the district. Hours before taking her life, the woman went to Phugana ...

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Teenage Dalit girl raped by neighbour in Etah district

“On Wednesday afternoon Gulab Ali invited me at his home for lunch, as his family was celebrating a local festival. AGRA: The Etah Police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly raping a minor girl. After the FIR, the girl ...

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Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Your silence is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi

“PM Modi likes to use catchy slogans like “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” to win elections. But, typically, he goes unusually silent when betis are raped, brutalized, and murdered. Mr PM: how many more atrocities will it take for you to ...

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SC/ST judgment of Supreme Court is basically wrong decision, says ex-CJI Balakrishnan

KG Balakrishnan said it is probably the first time a decision of the Supreme Court has incited violence among the people NEW DELHI : Former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial SC/ST verdict of the Supreme Court was ...

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Celebrating Dalit History Month

April is Dalit History Month, and a time to look at how a historically oppressed people are using literature to reclaim agency India: In 1992, two years after the Ambedkar centenary, Father Mark Stephen ran a workshop for Dalit teenagers ...

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Mahatma Phule coined the term ‘Dalit’ – Know more about Maharashtrian reformer Jyotiba Phule on his Jayanti

Maharashtrian reformer Jyotiba Phule and his wife Savitrirao Phule opened the first-ever school for Dalit girls in 1848 in Pune. Along with his followers, Phule led the foundation of Satyashodhak Samaj (‘Seekers of Truth’) in 1848. Chhatrapati Shahu, the Maratha ...

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Tamil Nadu Church accused by ‘Dalit Christians’ of discrimination, including untouchability

Tamil Nadu : As per a report released on Monday by Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF), ‘Dalit Christians’ are prone widespread discrimination within the Church. These findings were based on a public hearing for the alleged atrocities like untouchability committed against the ...

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Dalits in India are converting to Buddhism. Here’s why

Dressed in symbolic white saris and kurtas, over 500 low-caste Hindus renounced their faith as a form of protest and embraced Buddhism instead. India: “I shall hereafter lead my life according to the principles and teachings of the Buddha,” they ...

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Dalit farmer puts it down to debts

Hyderabad: M Saidulu, the 24-year-old Dalit farmer, who tried to kill self by consuming pesticide on Tuesday at the Chief Minister’s camp office in Hyderabad, claimed that he had a debt of Rs 9 lakh, which he couldn’t repay and hence ...

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Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims Die Earlier Than Other Communities

Mumbai: At 43 years, the mean age of death for adivasis (scheduled tribes or STs) was the lowest, meaning they were more likely to die before other Indians, according to a new paper. Apart from adivasis, if you feature on ...

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Dalit youth killed ‘for riding a horse’ in Gujarat: No arrest yet, police seek forensic lab’s help to identify killer

Pradeep Rathod was allegedly hacked to death in his native village of Timbi in Umarala taluka of Bhavnagar on March 29. Rajkot: Two weeks after a Dalit youth in Bhavnagar was murdered allegedly by upper caste men for riding a horse, ...

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Principal held for Rs one lakh bribe for Dalit boy’s admission in Chennai

CHENNAI: The principal of a Kendriya Vidyalaya school here was caught red handed on Monday when he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh for allotting a Class one seat to a Dalit boy under RTE quota, the ...

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No arrests after six Dalits killed during ‘Bharat Bandh’ violence: Report

India: During the protests on April 2 when millions of Dalits took to the streets against the dilution of laws which protected them from upper caste violence, many people died in the clashes that ensued. An investigation has revealed that ...

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Centre neglecting Dalits, tribals: Kadiyam

Ambedkar Bhavans in Manakondur and Thimmapur at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh TELANGANA: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has accused the Union government of ngeligent and indifferent attitude towards Dalits and tribals in the country. He said that the ...

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Dalit youth commits suicide in Palakkad

Local people allege police harassment KERALA: Traffic on the busy Palakkad-Pollachi road was disrupted for several hours on Tuesday evening after local people at Pallatheri, near here, staged a protest accusing the police of mentally harassing a 27-year-old Dalit youth, ...

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Groom’s fight to ride horse shows Dalit battle isn’t over

Dalits are still carrying the burden of their caste more than 70 years after Independence. Sanjay Jatav might have won this time, but his case isn’t isolated New Delhi: After fighting for more than two months, in court and with the ...

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Advise PM for ordinance on SC/ST protection, Jignesh Mevani tells Ramdas Athavale

Gujarat: Gujarat legislator and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani on Monday asked Union Minister Ramdas Athavale to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an ordinance vis-a-vis the SC/ST Act to ensure protection of the Dalits’ rights.”Our stand is absolutely clear — ...

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‘Dalit Christians still trapped in caste’

Subjected to untouchability, denial of priesthood and opportunities: TNUEF report CHENNAI: Discrimination against Dalits and practice of caste is rampant within the Church, said a report released by the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF) on Monday. The report was ...

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Telangana: 50,000 dalits lord over arid land, still poor

HYDERABAD: There are over 50,000 Scheduled Caste families in Telangana who own more than five acres each and have a total of 4.11 lakh acres. But are they rich Dalits? Officials said only a few of them are rich. According ...

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Bharat Bandh: After Dalits, anti-quota groups call for shutdown today; security beefed up in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh

India: Several groups opposing caste-based reservations have called for a Bharat Bandh on Tuesday, following which the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) issued an advisory to all states across India to beef up the security. According to ANI, a clash ...

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CBI nabs Kendriya Vidyalaya school Principal for accepting bribe for admission of dalit student

CHENNAI: The CBI sleuths have arrested the principal of Kendra Vidyalaya, Ashok Nagar on Monday night on charges of demanding a bribe for an admission in the school. The arrested has been identified as E Ananthan, principal of KV, Ashok Nagar. ...

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Is RSS anti-Dalit? To paint Sangh as natural enemy of SC/STs is a prejudiced reading of its history, objective

India: Disparate attacks on Dalits over the last three years read with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling switching off the automatic arrest of an accused in an Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Atrocities Act complaint, have had Opposition parties and political commentators ...

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Dalit backlash: Govt to move top court this week to undo faculty reservation order

Govt will seek a stay on the Allahabad HC order, following which UGC announced a controversial formula of reservation in faculty posts at universities.  New Delhi: Faced with Dalit protests over a range of issues, including two recent court-backed orders, the ...

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Muslims: In the margins or pushed out?

Ramachandra Guha: My comparison was ill-chosen, and the chastisement I received for it is merited. I also agree that the headscarf and the skull-cap are akin to the turban and the vibhooti, markers of religious identity that should not offend ...

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Ramdas Athawale bats for more land, scholarship to quell Dalit fury

Mumbai: Amid a massive outcry by Dalit outfits and opposition over the Supreme Court’s order on the SC/ST Act, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has made a strong case to reinstate faith of the Dalit community ...

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Kasganj: In wedding route truce with Thakurs, Dalit groom gets his way

District police have clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC in the village and sent in a team to maintain law and order. Kasganj: A Jatav groom won a hard-fought battle to lead his baraat through a route of his ...

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Bharat bandh LIVE Updates: Security beefed up in MP, UP and Rajasthan after Home Ministry advisory

Anti-quota bandh LIVE updates: The Union Home Ministry on Monday issued a nationwide advisory to ensure that adequate security measures are put in place to prevent any violence during the bandh. The bandh call has not been endorsed by any ...

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Kerala police take uncharacteristically severe steps to quell Dalit protests; CPM invites charges of selective action

Kerala : Most political parties and commerce and industry representatives in Kerala supported a hartal (shutdown strike) called by Communist Party of India (Marxist) to protest against the execution of former Iraq president Saddam Hussein in December 2006. No eyebrows ...

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Dalit Christians allege discrimination in Tamil Nadu diocese

India: From denial of priesthood to separate chapels and cemetery, the Dalit Christians of Sivagangai Diocese in Southern Tamil Nadu allege widespread caste-based discrimination, according to a public hearing reported released on Monday. In the report titled “Dalit Christians Crucified”, ...

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Week​ after murder of Dalit man on upper castes’ list of troublemakers, village threatens conversion

Meerut: A week after Dalit youth Gopi Parya, who was a popular figure among a section of people in Shobhapur in the district, was shot dead on April 4, members of the community said they would embrace Buddhism if the ...

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A Dalit’s odyssey

Kumari will also have to influence the party’s policies on minority rights and get them implemented without letting her party’s so-called ‘pragmatic politics’ interfere Pakistan: Krishna Kumari was born to a modest peasant family in Nagarparkar, a village located in ...

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Our threatened humanity

Harsh Mander: India has never been as divided since Partition, and new partitions are being constructed each day in our hearts. India: When I wrote in these pages of the intense fear and invisibility of Muslim citizens of India, of ...

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Rising crime rate against Dalits indicates underprivileged reporting offences in larger numbers, justice system getting stronger

India: The national discourse on the recent Dalit assertion has been fuelled by viewpoints of certain data analysts, who suggest that there has been a rise in the crimes against the SC/ST communities. This is a simplistic two-point data analysis, which ...

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Upper Caste boy allegedly shot dead by Dalit girl’s family for marrying her

Kanpur: A upper caste boy was shot dead in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh for allegedly marrying a Dalit girl. As per a PTI report, the boy was shot dead on the early hours of Sunday, in the city’s upscale Birhana road area, ...

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Thakurs agree to allow passage of Dalit youth’s wedding procession in Kasganj

LUCKNOW: In a major breakthrough, much-hyped row over the route of the wedding procession of a Dalit youth Sanjay Jatav settled when the upper caste Thakurs of Nizampur village in Kasgnaj agreed to allow passage to his baraat after a ...

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Rajasthan trader attempts suicide, ‘disturbed’ by dalit protests

JAIPUR: A 35-year-old trader attempted suicide by setting himself on fire near Amarpali Circle in Vaishali Nagar police station area in the city on Sunday morning. He sustained 70% burn injuries after the attempted self-immolation bid in protest against reservation. ...

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UP: After long fight, Dalit couple gets permission to take ‘baraat’ through upper-caste streets

The district administration, however, said no political party members can participate, no weapons can be displayed, and no alcohol will be allowed. UttarPradesh: After months-long standoff with authorities, a Dalit groom in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district has finally got permission to take ...

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SC/ST Atrocities (prevention) law: Issue ordinance against Supreme Court order by April 14, says Jignesh Mevani

The Dalit leader said that they would not allow a single BJP leader to garland the statues of Ambedkar on his birth anniversary and block the Samakhiali highway the same day against the pending issue of land allotment to Dalits ...

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Kerala hartal LIVE UPDATES: Dalit outfit’s leader taken into custody, exams postponed across state

Kerala hartal LIVE UPDATES: Various Dalit outfits have given a dawn-to-dusk bandh call in the state to protest the alleged dilution of the SC-ST Act. Follow this space to track all the latest developments from the state. Kerala : A week ...

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Their ‘hero’ killed, Dalits in UP village to mark Ambedkar Jayanti with greater gusto

MEERUT: A pall of gloom has descended on Meerut’s Shobhapur village. Hundreds of households here are mourning the murder of Gopi Parya, a 28-year-old Dalit youth whose name was first put on top of a “list of violent protesters during the Bharat Bandh” ...

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Dalit families cry foul about cremations in their locality

KARNATAKA: Five families living at ‘Scheduled Castes colony’ in Hosur, Sakleshpur taluk, are a distraught lot. For, “upper caste” people from the village, in an alleged attempt to drive them away, have been using their locality as a cremation ground. ...

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Case against Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani for remarks on Modi

BENGALARU: A case has been registered against Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani for reportedly making provocative remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in Chitradurga, about 200 km from here, police said. The case was filed ...

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Dalit woman fights for survival

Chitralekha says it’s a shame for CPM to hunt her over a decade now. KANNUR:  Eramangalath Chitralekha, an auto driver from a dalit family of Edatt here, is a victim of  CPM persecution for over a decade.  The attacks started when ...

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Dalit protests: BSP leader among 100 held for inciting Hapur protests during Bharat bandh

Denying reports that a curfew was imposed in the district, the SP said: “Some private vehicles and state buses were vandalised and set ablaze. No shops were targeted. The situation was brought under control in an hour.” Noida: MORE THAN ...

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Two more Ambedkar statues damaged in UP

A statue of BR Ambedkar was found vandalised, with its head decapitated, in Dugraiya village of Badaun. The statue has since been replaced by the district authorities, police said. UttarPradesh: TWO MORE statues of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar were ...

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Dalit families cry foul about cremations in their locality

Accuse ‘upper castes’ of trying to evict them; ZP chief says it’s a cremation ground KARNATAKA: Five families living at ‘Scheduled Castes colony’ in Hosur, Sakleshpur taluk, are a distraught lot. For, “upper caste” people from the village, in an ...

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Owaisi pitches for Dalit-Muslim unity

Development comes with unity between communities: TS Deputy CM TELANGANA: Making a strong pitch for Dalit-Muslim unity, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that he believes that both communities could come together. The Hyderabad parliamentarian was speaking at ...

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Dalit groom insists on taking ‘baraat’ on horseback; Allahabad HC dismisses petition

Hathras: A Dalit groom Sanjay Jatav insists on entering the bride’s village on horseback, landing the Kasganj police and district administration in controversy. Jatav wishes to take out the marriage procession from the perimeter of the village up to the ...

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Dalit Panther activists take out ‘morcha’ in Nashik

Nashik, Apr 7 : The activists of Dalit Panther on Saturday took out a ‘morcha’ to district collector’s office here to protest against injustice and oppression of dalits across the country and in support of their demand to immediate arrest ...

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Bhim Army to hold protests over atrocities against Dalits on 18 April in Delhi, demonstrators to court ‘mass arrest’

New Delhi: Alleging atrocities against Dalits have increased since the ‘Bharat Bandh’, the Bhim Army on Saturday said it will hold a peaceful protest in Delhi on 18 April during which the demonstrators would “court mass arrest”. At a press conference ...

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Dalit protest over SC/ST Act: The fight against an invisible enemy

The community is simmering over the biases the professional, employed Dalit faces behind closed doors India: Ashok Bharti was born in Basti Rajaram, a slum for untouchables near Jama Masjid in old Delhi, one of seven children. His grandfather cut ...

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Hunger Strike to Protest Against Targeting of Dalit Activists During Bharat Bandh, Says Bhim Army Chief

Azad has been in jail for the last nine months in connection with last year’s Saharanpur riots. Saharanpur: In the aftermath of the nation-wide protests by Dalits against the alleged dilution of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) ACT, Dalit ...

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Dalit organisations in Kerala call for hartal on April 9 over dilution of SC/ST Act

Their demands included a judicial inquiry probe into the killings in the Bharat Bandh, murder cases filed and their families compensated. India: Just days after the Bharat Bandh – called by Dalits over the Supreme Court’s recent guidelines against the ...

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Dalit protest: Muzaffarnagar BSP head held for ‘inciting violence’, sent to judicial custody

With the latest development, more than 40 cases have been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and above 85 people have bee arrested, police said. Muzaffarnagar: BSP district president of Muzaffarnagar Kamal Gautam has been arrested for ...

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Rhetoric to reasoned debate

The SC order on Atrocities Act calls for a dispassionate discussion. At stake is not just the question of justice for victims of caste atrocities, but also the issue of due process and the rule of law. Delhi: The last ...

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Prime Sikh Body Wants Upper-Caste And Dalit Sikhs To Pray In The Same Gurudwaras. Will It Work?

India: When Ranjit Kaur and her husband Kaka Singh approached the ‘main’ gurudwara in their Maanwala village in Dhuri tehsil of Punjab’s Sangrur district to perform some religious rituals, they were told to go instead to their “own gurudwara”. The ...

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DALIT WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER WERE STRIPPED IN LALITPUR

Lucknow: Claims of improvement in law and order by DGP, OP Singh, especially on ensuring safety of the fairer sex took a battering when a widow and the sole witness to her husband’s killing was sprayed with bullets by a ...

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The WhatsApp wires: How Dalits organised the Bharat Bandh without a central leadership

Since 2014, when Narendra Modi showed it could be an effective political tool, social media has struck deep roots in India, significantly changing its politics. India: On Monday, various Dalit groups organised an all-India strike against the Supreme Court’s judgement ...

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Call for Dalit chief for TNCC

CHENNAI: A clutch of Congress leaders on Friday demanded that a Dalit be appointed as the next president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. An interaction in this regard was organised at the Chennai Press Club on Friday. It was ...

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PM Modi stresses Dalit outreach

Asks party MPs to spend a night each in villages where SC/STs make up majority New Delhi: Four days after the Union government filed a review petition in the Supreme Court on its orders concerning the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ...

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Dalit youth named first on the ‘arsonists list’ killed, shot 5 times in UP

After the country witnessed Bharat Bandh on April 2, a list of Dalit vandals and arsonists from Shobhapur, Uttar Pradesh created a buzz on social media. Many young men were part of the list. The first on the list, a ...

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Crimes against Dalits rose 746% in 10 years & the police are half as likely to help

In March, the Supreme Court ruled there shall be no immediate arrest without prior permissions for crimes registered under the the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.  Mumbai: Over the decade to 2016, the rate of crime against dalits rose more than ...

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UoH University Court: ASA says Dattareya’s nomination reflects BJP’s anti-Dalit agenda

Former Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya is an accused in the death of PhD student Rohith Vemula Hyderabad : The nomination of former Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya as a member of the University Court in the University of Hyderabad ...

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SC/ST/OBC association launches protest in Tripura University

Agartala, Apr 6 :  Condemning UGC circular over reservation, Association for Reserved Categories (SC/ST/OBC) of the Tripura University Association has launched a weeklong Relay Hunger strike in the campus against the circular to implement reservation taking department as a unit ...

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Dalit organisations in Kerala call for hartal on April 9 over dilution of SC/ST Act

Their demands included a judicial inquiry probe into the killings in the Bharat Bandh, murder cases filed and their families compensated. Kerala: Just days after the Bharat Bandh – called by Dalits over the Supreme Court’s recent guidelines against the ...

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UP: Kasganj Administration Maps Out Safe Wedding Route For Dalit Groom Who Wants To Ride Horse

Kasganj: A conflict is rearing its head in UP’s Kasganj district related to the recent Dalit protest. Sanjay, a law graduate hailing from Hathras, wishes to marry Sheetal in Nizampur village, Kasganj on April 20. The roadblock to their happy union is ...

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Madhya Pradesh: Dalit takes her dead foetus to police

  Bhopal: The police in Satna in Madhya Pradesh was late on Wednesday evening left shell-shocked when a 20-year-old Dalit woman produced a 5-month-old foetus before them as a testimony to her ordeal of being gang-raped for months and then ...

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Marked and then killed: Dalit youth in Uttar Pradesh shot dead, was named No. 1 on list of ‘arsonists’

Among the 83 names on that list, the first was that of Gopi Pariya, 28, a BSP worker. Three days later, Gopi was dead, shot five times. Uttar Pradesh: After the Bharat Bandh on April 2, a purported list titled ...

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Dalit netas unite against ‘dilution’ of SC/ST Act

PATNA: The Supreme Court’s recent order that allegedly diluted the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act seems to have united dalit politicians across partylines in the state. JD (U) MLA Shyam Rajak told this reporter our Parliament ...

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Dalit organisations call for hartal in Kerala on Monday

KOTTAYAM: Various Dalitorganisations have called for a hartal (protest) in the state on Monday (April 9). The dawn-to-dusk hartal is in protest of the killings of Dalits during the recently held nationwide bandh called by dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST ...

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Two Dalit BJP MPs write to PM Narendra Modi, allege discrimination

LUCKNOW: The rebellion by Dalit BJP MPs continues in Uttar Pradesh. Days after Chhote Lal Kharwar, a tribal MP from Robertsganj constituency, wrote a letter to PM Narendra Modi accusing the UP government of discrimination, the party’s Dalit MP from ...

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Rumours, mobs and arson: How caste riots gripped Rajasthan’s Hindaun city

Protests against a Supreme Court ruling on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act set off the violence. Rajasthan: In Rajasthan’s Hindaun city, the home of former Congress MLA Bharosi Lal Jatav was deserted on Wednesday, a ...

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Haryana to rehabilitate 254 Mirchpur Dalit families

Chandigarh: The Haryana government will rehabilitate 254 Dalit families that had migrated after two persons were burnt alive in an inter-caste violence in Mirchpur village of Hisar district eight years ago, minister of state for welfare of Scheduled Castes and ...

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Madhya Pradesh horror: Forced to abort after being allegedly raped for months, Dalit woman walks into SP office with six-month-old foetus wrapped in bag

According to State Crime Records Bureau, 5,300 incidents of rape were recorded in 2017. In 2016, 4,882 cases of crime against women were registered with police. Madhya Pradesh: A Dalit woman in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna has alleged that she was ...

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In Dalit Man’s Fight For His Baraat, Top UP Official Says, ‘Not Possible’

Sheetal and Sanjay Kumar are fighting for a tradition that is basic to most north Indian weddings – a baraat or grand procession for the groom, who often rides a mare to the venue. KASGANJ:  For about a month now, a ...

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BJP blames opposition parties for ‘provoking’ dalits

However, there are rumblings inside the party, too India: Laying the blame for the dalit agitation in different parts of the country squarely on the opposition parties, the BJP said they provoked the weaker sections of the society during the ...

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SC/ST Act, Andhra special status, farmer distress: Sonia and Rahul lead charge against Centre

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a protest by Opposition members against the BJP-led government outside Parliament on Thursday raising several issues including atrocities against Dalits and farmer distress. AndhraPradesh: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul ...

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Dalits to march to police station over youth’s murder

“Dalits from across the state will participate in the condolence meeting and the rally. We are also expecting some people from Maharashtra to join ,” said Aravind Makwana, Bhavnagar district coordinator of Navasarjan Trust, who has been helping Kalu since ...

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Koregaon-Bhima violence: Court grants Ekbote bail in atrocity case, police arrest him over another

An FIR was registered against Ekbote, along with Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, at Pimpri police station by activist Anita Savle on January 2. Later, on January 3, another complaint was lodged against the duo at the Yerwada police station by ...

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At the receiving end in one Rajasthan town, Dalits say may embrace Islam

The mob, provoked by the Bharat Bandh held by SC/ST outfits on Monday, attacked houses of two Dalit politicians — Rajkumari Jatav, the BJP MLA from Hindaun, and the Congress’s Bharosi Lal Jatav, who represented the seat earlier — located ...

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Police route-map for Kasganj Dalit groom’s baraat avoids Thakur areas, he asks why

The baraat has become a matter of honour for the 40 Thakur and five Jatav families of the Nizampur village, with neither willing to come to a compromise. Uttar Pradesh: A route map chalked by the district administration and police ...

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