Dalit News

Caste Overshadows Religion in Somnath Constituency of Gujarat

The entry of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s name in the Somnath temple’s non-Hindu visitor book may have kicked up a row, but voters in this temple town seem to be sailing with caste, not religion. With a sizeable numbers ...

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Dalit student’ death: Five classmates arrested

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Police have arrested five classmates in connection with the death of a Thiruvananthapuram native and Aviation student. The arrested are Shalu, Elizabeth, Vaishnavi, Neethu and Shaija. Thiruvananthapuram IPMS Aviation college student Athira had jumped from the top of the ...

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Kerala Dalit student attempts suicide after alleged harassment by classmates

The students were arrested after the police recorded the victim’s statement on Monday. Police on Thursday arrested five girl students of IPMS College of Aviation, Thiruvananthapuram, for allegedly harassing Dalit student Athira IS, who reportedly fell off a lodge while attempting to ...

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Humiliated by moneylender, Dalit drinks ‘poison’, dies

Moneylender detains small farmer to recover loan A Dalit farmer, who reportedly consumed some “poisonous substance” after being ‘detained’ by a moneylender, who was demanding repayment of a loan of Rs. 10,000, at Daniyalapadu in Yellandu mandal on Monday, died ...

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Evicted from Kerala home, Dalit family become latest flashpoint in power struggle within ruling LDF

The tug of war between the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the CPI, the two senior partners of Kerala’s ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF), has taken a new turn with the latter offering protection to a Dalit family thrown ...

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