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Meet the people who are still ‘untouchables’ after all these years

Lalitha Devi is 65 and remembers how, during her childhood, when she worked in the fields of a high caste landowner, she used to get thirsty and ask for water. The lady of the house would emerge with a round ...

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Enact stringent laws to tackle honour killings: Dalit leaders

After a Nashik court sentenced six people to death for the gory murder of three Dalit youth at Sonai in Ahmednagar in 2013, community leaders sought a tough legislation to tackle honour-related crimes. Union minister of state for social justice ...

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Dalits enter temple under protection

Palanpur: Nearly 400 dalits entered the Gaushala temple at Sherpura village in Deesa taluka of Banaskantha under heavy police protection on Friday, even as three persons from a different community were booked for allegedly assaulting a Dalit youth and preventing ...

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Implement RPWD Act immediately: Gehlot

HYDERABAD: Pointing out that Telangana is one of the states which has not yet begun full-fledged implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016, Union minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot, urged the government ...

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The long fight for justice

It was not an easy task for them to get the stay vacated at the Supreme Court. Today, the village’s name is echoing in the corridors of the Supreme Court to the DGP’s office in Amaravati and to the special ...

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