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Was attacked by upper caste men despite compromise: Dalit youth from Gujarat’s Dholka

In Gujarat, ‘Sinh’ or ‘Singh’, meaning lion, is traditionally used by upper caste Darbar community members with their first name. Gujarat: The Dalit youth, who was attacked for using upper caste ‘sinh’ suffix to his name on a Facebook post, has said that ...

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In Kerala’s Thuruthi, the Gods are on strike against a highway

In Kannur district, theyyam are opposing the expansion of a highway on the ground that it could harm the local art form. Kerala: Protests against the expansion of a national highway in the Thuruthi area of Kannur district now has ...

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Gujarat: Dalit youth’s house allegedly attacked after he adds ‘Sinh’ to his name

Clashes broke out between the upper caste Darbar community and Dalits after one Maulik Jadav in Dholka town changed his name on Facebook to Mauliksinh Jadav. Maharasthra: Members of the Dalit and upper caste communities clashed in Dholka town of ...

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Dalit youth beaten in Ahmedabad for adding ‘sinh’ to his name

Ahmedabad: In yet another incident in Gujarat, a Dalit youth was allegedly thrashed by upper caste community members on Tuesday evening, for using the suffix ‘Sinh’ (lion) with his name, which the Kshatriya community consider to be their entitlement. Soon after ...

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UP Govt Out to Replace Everything with Hindutva Icon Deen Dayal Upadhyaya

Dalit organisations in the state are not happy with the govt’s decision of removing the Ambedkar statue and replacing it with that of Upadhyay’s. In a series of attempts to saffronize the public space in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath ...

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Murder on video: Dal, RJD flag Dalit anger

Patna: The video of a Dalit man being beaten to death in Gujarat’s Rajkot surfaced on social media on Monday, drawing condemnation from Bihar’s ruling JDU and Opposition RJD. “I am very disappointed on the Rajkot issue where a Dalit man ...

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Poor Dalits likely to get 95% subsidy to purchase land

MUMBAI: As elections near, the state government plans to hike the subsidy given to Scheduled Caste landless farm labourers who fall below the poverty line. The subsidy increase will be from 50% to 95% to purchase irrigated or non-irrigated land. ...

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Kerala: Adivasi Maha Sabha to march on Saturday demanding probe into land encroachments

The march, to be taken out from Museum police junction, will be inaugurated by V Muraleedharan, MP. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Demanding a probe by a central agency into the increasing mysterious murders and suspicious suicides and land encroachments, the Adivasi Maha Sabha, a ...

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UP: Four Dalit families who fled Etawah village return; one held

On May 12, a Dalit man had eloped with a Yadav woman, both residents of Bhaghuhia village in Etawah’s Saifai area. Two days later, the woman’s two brothers, who were constables posted in other districts, traced the couple and brought ...

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Ragpicker flogged to death in Rajkot

Five people arrested following incident AHMEDABADA : Dalit man was allegedly flogged to death by five persons at Rajkot in Gujarat. Identified as Mukesh Vania, a ragpicker, the man was tied to a pole and beaten mercilessly by five persons, ...

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Closure of Schools in Odisha Leaves Marginalised Children in the Lurch

Rayagada district alone has witnessed closure of 121 government schools, followed by 90 schools in Kandhamal. The two districts have more than 60% tribal and Dalit population. RAYAGADA: For almost a year, the inhabitants of Khalapadar village in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Rayagada ...

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Jignesh Mevani claims Dalit man beaten to death in Gujarat, killers laugh at his cries

Gujarat: A video of a man being mercilessly thrashed while being tied to a wall has gone viral on social media platforms. The man in the video is being described to be a Dalit man, who reportedly succumbed to his ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Ganna trumps Jinnah in this bypoll when sugarcane arrears pile up

Kairana constituency has six sugar mills: four private (the Shamli factory of Sir Shadi Lal Enterprises, Rana Sugars’ factory in Unn, Bajaj Hindusthan’s in Thana Bhawan and Uttam Sugar’s in Shermau) and two cooperative (in Sarsawa and Nanauta). UttarPradesh: “Uth ...

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Dalit ragpicker Mukesh Vaniya beaten to death in Rajkot; five people arrested

According to police officers, the incident took place between 6 am and 9.30 am on Sunday when Mukesh, his wife Jaya and an acquaintance Savita were picking rags around Radadiya Factory at Shapar. Rajkot: A 40-year-old Dalit ragpicker was beaten ...

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Dalit ragpicker beaten to death in Rajkot

According to police officers, the incident took place between 6 am and 9.30 am on Sunday when Mukesh, his wife Jaya and an acquaintance Savita were picking rags around Radadiya Factory at Shapar. Rajkot : A 40-year-old Dalit ragpicker was ...

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We underestimate the power of caste and majoritarian dominance,

Kalpana Kannabiran is a sociologist, author and lawyer. She has taught at the National Academy for Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), and currently serves as Director of the Council for Social Development Hyderabad. In this interview with Bar & Bench, she speaks fearlessly ...

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Dalit groups to stage agitation today

They will protest against Governor’s move to swear in B.S. Yeddyurappa as CM KARNATAKA : The Dalita Sanghatanegala Maha Okkoota, a conglomerate of different Dalit organisations, has decided to stage an agitation outside the district administrative complex in Kalaburagi on Saturday ...

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2017 Saharanpur violence: UP govt transfers six cases to CB-CID including two naming BJP leaders

The 31 cases were handed over to a special investigation team (SIT) in May that year formed by state government. The SIT has so far filed chargesheet in 12 cases and closure in eight. Uttar Pradesh : The Uttar Pradesh ...

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Dalit agitation: Bail plea of 34 including BSP, Bhim Sena leaders rejected

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader was arrested on April 5, while Bavra surrendered in a court in Muzaffarnagar on April 13. Both were sent to judicial custody. The stringent National Security Act has been invoked against Bavra. Muzaffarnagar: A sessions court ...

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Dalit man, witness in fathers murder case, shot dead

India: A  40-year-old Dalit man was shot dead allegedly by five bike-borne assailants at Naifal village today in a suspected caste enmity case, police said. The incident took place under Masuri town police station area and family members of the ...

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Shutdown in Kerala after Dalit protests

Thiruvananthapuram: Normal life across Kerala was paralysed on Monday following a shutdown in the state called by 30 Dalit organisations to protest against the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. A similar shutdown took ...

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NHRC notice to Rajasthan government for police brutality following April 2 Bandh

The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over reports of police brutality following April 2 violence. Rajasthan: The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over reports of police ...

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2017 Saharanpur violence: UP govt transfers six cases to CB-CID including two naming BJP leaders

The 31 cases were handed over to a special investigation team (SIT) in May that year formed by state government. The SIT has so far filed chargesheet in 12 cases and closure in eight. Uttar Pradesh: The Uttar Pradesh government ...

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Dalit groups to stage agitation today

They will protest against Governor’s move to swear in B.S. Yeddyurappa as CM KARNATAKA: The Dalita Sanghatanegala Maha Okkoota, a conglomerate of different Dalit organisations, has decided to stage an agitation outside the district administrative complex in Kalaburagi on Saturday condemning ...

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Dalit girl ‘assaulted‘: MP‘s kin booked

AGRA: The nephew of a has been booked for allegedly assaulting and attempt to outrage the modesty of a dalit teenage girl in Agra. A resident of Shashtripuram based , Sanjay Chaudhary, nephew of Fatehpur Sikri MP Chaudhary Babulal, has ...

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Month after stir, dalits languish in jail

Mevani, who along with RTI activist Nikhil De, had visited dalit families in Khairthal said that the police was brutal. Jaipur: Twenty-five-year-old Kanchan Verma is worried about her husband Ravindra Verma’s job and future of her family. Ravindra, a CRPF jawan ...

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Supreme Court: Constitution doesn’t allow arrest without fair process

Noting instances of abuse of the 1989 Act by “vested interests” for political and personal reasons, the top court in its March 20 judgment had laid down stringent safeguards, including provision for anticipatory bail and vetting of complaint to determine ...

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Saharanpur clashes between Dalits, Thakurs put spanner in RSS efforts to reach out to ‘lower’ castes

Saharanpur: Editor’s note: The BJP, its ideological lodestar RSS, and even the BSP, a party with moorings in Dalit identity, have, in recent months, outdone themselves to court the Dalit constituency. The community itself has found new ways to assert ...

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Dalits protest against casteist slur

TELANGANA: Urge Collector to invoke Atrocities Act Dalits of Mylaram in Darpally mandal under the banner of SC, ST and BC and Minority welfare association, here on Thursday, staged protest against the alleged high-handedness of the members of Village Development ...

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Honour killings in Haryana: In three cases in 1.5 months, girl victims’ kin convicted

In the latest case, a Sonipat Court Wednesday convicted the mother of a girl victim, her three brothers and a cousin for “strangulating the 17-year old girl after poisoning her in 2016 over “her relation with a village youth”.  Haryana: ...

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Man held on charge of abusing minor girl

Accused remanded in judicial custody KOCHI: The Kunnathunad police have arrested a 42-year-old man on charges of sexually abusing a minor girl. The arrested was identified as Firos Khan, who allegedly abused the Dalit girl in her house in January ...

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Phagwara clash: Ambedkar Sena leader among 5 Dalits arrested

This came a few hours before General Samaj Manch’s scheduled meeting to discuss its future course of action. Phagwara: Over a month after the Phagwara group clash, the Kapurthala police on Wednesday arrested five Dalits booked in connection with the ...

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SC justifies its verdict on SC/ST Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday justified its March 20 verdict on the SC/ST Act, saying even Parliament cannot allow the arrest of a person without a fair procedure and asserted that it has protected the fundamental rights to life ...

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Phagwara clash: 5 Dalit activists arrested

Phagwara, May 16: Police today arrested five Dalit activists in connection with a clash that took place on April 13 between members of the community and Hindu right-wing groups on the issue of renaming an NH1 traffic intersection, an official ...

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SC defends Dalit order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the country would not be a “civilised society” if the “Damocles sword of arrest” hangs on a citizen constantly, as it prima facie defended its judgment ruling out immediate and mandatory arrest ...

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Saharanpur Cops: Bheem Army district chief’s brother killed in accidental firing

Sachin Walia (24) had been allegedly shot dead on May 9 in Ramhagar area of Saharanpur – exactly a year after the district witnessed violent clashes between the two groups, which resulted in a death and left at least a ...

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Bijnor: Dalit couple commits suicide at police station

“Both were rushed to a primary health centre and later to a private hospital where the couple said they had consumed sulphas tablets fearing that they would not be allowed to marry,” said station house officer S K Singh. Bijnor: ...

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Gaddar for SC/ST Act in 9th Schedule

Fears atrocities on Dalits will increase due to ‘dilution’ of the Act ANDHRA PRADESH: Baladeer Gaddar on Monday called for a people’s movement to achieve the Special Category Status assured to Andhra Pradesh on the floor of Parliament at the ...

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Still, There Is Discrimination With Dalits At Every Stage In Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: There is an incident of two years ago that, an elderly person from the Dalit community who made a living by shining shoes had lost his mobile phone. Like anyone else, he went to the police station to lodge a ...

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Hindutva’s Anti-Dalit Aggression and Upper Castes’ Hegemony Over National Political Alternatives in India

Among all sections of Hindu society, no section votes as overwhelmingly for the BJP as the upper castes. India:  Hindutva’s caste agenda is by now fairly obvious. On the one hand, there are symbolic gestures. A Dalit is the nation’s ...

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Mevani talks to Dalits about violence during Bharat Bandh

Jaipur: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani today held dialogues with Dalit families in Rajasthan about the violence during Bharat Bandh on April 2. Mevani claimed that many Dalits were brutally beaten up by police during the bandh. “The government needs to ...

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Minor dalit girl abducted, sold to 62-year-old Mewat man

GURUGRAM: A 12-year-old Dalit girl, who was and to a man, was rescued by police from Singar village of on Sunday. Three people have been arrested and two others were booked for their alleged role in the case. According to ...

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Will ask Dalits to not vote for BJP: Jignesh Mewani

JAIPUR: When Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani announced at a press conference that he would set about getting Dalits to vow not to vote for BJP, there was some disbelief. “If not for BJP, then who?” he was asked. “That is ...

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Murder of Dalit Youth in Bhavnagar: Police open to narco-test on seven suspects

Police had detained four more persons later. As days of questioning did not yield any result, police had subjected the seven to a semi-polygraph-like analysis called suspect detection system (SDS) test last month to identify the prime suspect in the ...

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Azamgarh: Re-open arson attack case, SC/ST panel tells police

The panel’s chairman, Brij Lal, a former UP police chief who joined BJP after retirement, claimed a proper probe was not carried out under then SP government’s pressure. Azamgarh:The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) Commission has asked the Uttar ...

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Ahinda vs upper castes: Congress to draw the benefit?

We infiltrated many Dalit run groups instead of forming our own groups and spread these clippings. Bengaluru: Congress leaders strongly feel that the consolidation of the upper castes – Lingayats, Brahmins, Vokkaliga, Bunts and Gowda Saraswat Brahmins – in their respective ...

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Dalit Prof murder: Gangster remanded in police custody

Raja, an alleged gangster, has also been cited as an accused in the murder of an assistant professor, Senthil Kumar. Tirunelveli: An alleged notorious gangster, J Raja alias “rocket” Raja, arrested in connection with the murder of an assistant professor was ...

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6 Dalit Youth Arrested By Meerut Police For Allegedly Planning ‘Revenge’ For Bhim Army Member’s Death

Police say they wanted to kill an upper caste leader, but have no further information. No arms were recovered from those arrested. India: In the aftermath of the murder of a Dalit man and Bhim Army member Sachin Walia, reports ...

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Saharanpur: Villagers wake up to find ‘Jai Bhim’ written on their walls

“The writings were discovered in the morning. The villagers were angry. Since we did not want the matter to be politicised, we decided not to lodge a police complaint,” said village head Dinesh Rana, a Thakur. Saharanpur: Thakur-dominated Raipur village in ...

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Dalit Man Killed For Teasing Woman, Say Gujarat Police

Pradip Rathod (21) was killed on March 29 in Timbi village in Umrala taluka of Bhavangar and his family, at the time, had complained to the police that he was murdered as some upper caste men were infuriated with the ...

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A month after Phagwara clash, General Samaj to hold meeting on May 16

A Dalit youth Yashwant Bobby was injured in clash. He succumbed to his bullet injuries on April 29. India: Over a month after clashes between Dalit groups and Hindu Right-wing groups over the renaming of Gol Chowk in Phagwara on ...

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Gujarat Dalit youth killed for harassing woman, not for riding horse: Cops

Pradeep, a resident of Timbi village in Bhavnagar district, was found dead near his village on the night of March 29. Gujarat : Bhavnagar police on Sunday claimed that Dalit youth Pradeep Rathod, 21, was not killed by upper caste ...

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Bhim Army man’s killing: Six held, police say revenge plan to create caste unrest

Police said that the six arrested — Rahul, Deepak, Satveer Singh and Ravindra Kumar of Meerut; and Nitin and Bunti of Ghaziabad, all in their 20s — were Bhim Army sympathisers. Meerut: HE MEERUT police arrested six Dalit youths on Saturday ...

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Providing a solid platform for SC/ST entrepreneurs

State conclave on National SC-ST Hub held at Jipmer PUDUCHERRY: In a bid to encourage Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises belonging to the SC/ST community, a State conclave on National SC-ST Hub (NSSH), an initiative of the Ministry of Micro, ...

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Uttar Pradesh’s Dalits embrace Buddhism to escape discrimination, but conversion isn’t the solution to their problems

Uttar Pradesh: Babasaheb Ambedkar, having seen the plight of Dalits, had resolved not to die adherent to the religion of his birth. In 1950, he authored an article titled ‘Buddha and his Religion’, in which he wrote, “If the new ...

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The dalit gurukuls

India: Twenty kilometres off the highway to Panchkula from Saharanpur, the village of Hauj Khedi presents a rather unusual picture. It is past 6 pm and some fifty 5-year-old to 16-year-old children are engrossed in studying. Most of them are ...

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In Haridwar village where Dalit youth was shot, locals yet to come to terms with ‘first caste clash’

Four people named in the FIR, lodged on Friday evening have been arrested: Lalit (25), Mahkar (48), Anil (38), and Amit (28). “We are trying to trace the other two – Sunil, and Sonu,” SO Singh said. Haridwar: On Thursday ...

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‘Ground Down by Growth: Tribe, Caste, Class, and Inequality in Twenty-First Century India’ review: The missing trickle-down effect

Field work of a group of social researchers shows economic growth hasn’t really benefitted the poorest of the poor, Dalits and Adivasis India: Is there structural oppression of Dalits and Adivasis in neo-liberal India? A group of social researchers explain ...

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‘SC/ST Act enacted after a prolonged struggle by Dalits’

Recent observations may dilute the Act: Krishnan ANDHRA PRADESH: Former Union Secretary P.S. Krishnan has urged the Centre to bring in an ordinance immediately to rescind the directions made by the Supreme Court on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ...

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Rythu Bandhu brings smiles to farmers in Adilabad

Adilabad: The newly launched Rythu Bandhu scheme is proving to be a boon for weaker sections. Dalits, who were provided with 3 acres of land by the government, are finding a reason to smile again. They are being given crop investment ...

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Dalits shift their daughters out of village after ‘threat’ to their safety

Meerut: Half a dozen Dalit families in a Baghpat village which saw Dalit-Gujjar clashes last month have now claimed that they have shifted their daughters to the houses of their relatives out of the village following threats to their safety. ...

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Dalits allege atrocity, stage protest

India : Alleging atrocities with the community on the pretext of Thursday incident in UP, where a boy was killed by unknown persons, several Dalit organizations on Friday held protest here at press club. The protest was organized by All ...

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Minor dalit girl gangraped in UP‘s Azamgarh district

VARANASI: A 16-year-old dalit girl was allegedly abducted and gang raped by three youths of other community at a village in area of district on Thursday. One of the accused was arrested while two others were absconding. An FIR was ...

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Dalit man’s murder in Saharanpur a blot on nation: BJP MP Udit Raj

Bhim Army regional president Kamal Walia’s brother Sachin was allegedly shot by unidentified assailants in Ramnagar village on Wednesday, the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap. NEW DELHI: In a huge embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party, its own MP Udit ...

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Koregaon Bhima: Ramdas Athawale meets Dalit teen’s family, seeks ‘proper probe’ into her death

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday met the family members of Puja Sakat, a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Koregaon Bhima whose death had triggered a controversy. Mumbai : Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Friday met the family members of Puja ...

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Gujarat: For ‘research on cow vigilantism’, prof from Japan meets Una flogging victims

Professor Kazuya told The Indian Express that he was visiting Mota Samadhiyala to understand the Una atrocities and its fallout for his research project on cow vigilantism in India. Rajkot: PROFESSOR NAKAMIZO Kazuya, an associate visiting professor at Kyoto University ...

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Panel finds fault with police over Dalit-Muslim clash

‘Incident could have been averted had they been alert’ COIMBATORE: Outsiders were involved in the clash between Muslims and Dalits in Bomminaickanpatti village near Theni [on May 5], and an alert police force would have prevented the clash, L. Murugan, ...

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52-year-old dies in Karnal police custody, 3 cops booked for murder

Family of the deceased, who held a protest and allegedly vandalised Nehru Place police post and the Karnal police station, is accusing the police of custodial torture. Karnal: A 52-year-old man, who was in custody of the Karnal police, was ...

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NCSC MEMBER CONDEMNS MURDER OF DALIT YOUTH

Dehradun: Member of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes Swaraj Vidwan has strongly condemned the murder of a Dalit youth over a trifle at Jhabreda under the Shyampur police station limit on Thursday. However, at the same time, she expressed ...

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Dalits blames Rajputs for murder of Bhim Army leader’s brother in UP

UttaPradesh : He and SSP Kumar faced the wrath of Dalits and Bhim Army activists when they visited the crime spot. “We will decide our future course of action thereafter,” said Bhim Army activist Robin Gautam. Bhim Army supporters have ...

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Bhima Koregaon violence: Bombay HC refuses interim relief to murder-accused trio

In their bail pleas, the three persons said that they were arrested only because the T-shirts they had worn depicted picture of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Pune: The Bombay High Court has refused interim relief on a bail plea by three ...

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Dalit atrocity: 17 booked

Amritsar: Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, May 10 As many as 17 residents of Mallia village have been booked under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. According to information, the accused forced a Dalit, Kulbir Singh, to stop some construction work that he ...

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Casteism and struggles of a Dalit

For Subash Vyam, the Gond tribal artist, the experience was interlinked with his life too, as he, too, experienced caste discrimination in his village for being a Dalit. KOCHI: For Subash Vyam, the Gond tribal artist who worked on the much-celebrated ...

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Vote for BJP only if you want jungle raj: Mevani

Gujarat: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for their “communal politics”, Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Thursday appealed to the people of Karnataka to cast votes wisely. “If you want the ...

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Nomadic tribes: Move to grant Constitutional protection gathers pace

Social Justice Ministry invites feedback on panel recommendationSocial Justice Ministry invites feedback on panel recommendation India: THE MINISTRY of Social Justice and Empowerment has invited comments from 22 ministries, commissions, and government think tanks on the recommendations of the National ...

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UP: Minor Dalit girl set on fire after she refused to share her mobile number

Girl refuses to share mobile number, set afire UttarPradesh: Enraged over a girl’s refusal to share her mobile number despite his repeated requests, a man, Mohammad Shai, allegedly set his minor Dalit neighbour on fire at her house in Fariha ...

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Ordinance set to negate Supreme Court order?

The Opposition parties had also accused the government of failing to protect the rights of dalits. New Delhi: In a significant step towards reaching out to dalits, the government has begun inter-ministerial consultations to bring in an ordinance to overturn ...

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Dalit girl gets a helping hand from mosque committee

MALAPPURAM:“The committee had convened a meeting immediately after the girl and her mother approached us. But later, a person who wished to remain anonymous, donated the entire amount and the committee remitted Rs 83,000 as tuition and hostel fee at ...

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Democracy In India Part 10: Scourge of casteism in slow retreat as more and more youth marry for love

India: As the Indian Republic turns 70, Tufail Ahmad begins a journey through the country to examine the working of democracy at the grassroots level. Inspired by the French author Alexis de Tocqueville, who toured America and wrote Democracy in America, ...

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Dalit groups to stage protest against atrocities in Delhi om May 20

NEW DELHI: Angry dalits, who declared Bharat Bandh on April 2 to protest against the Supreme Court’s ruling to amend arrest provisions under the SC/ST Act,on Wednesday planned to return to the national capital on May 20 to protest against continued atrocities against dalits following ...

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PALAMU POLICE BRING IN DALIT FAMILY UNDER PROTECTION

Hussainabad : Dalit against dalit in Palamu and police took a safe recourse. Police escorted a dalit family from Jeeta Mati under Mahudand police picket and put up the family in Hussainabad a distance of 25 Kms where this dalit ...

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Karnataka polls semi-final for the 2019 battle: Jignesh Mevani

Gujrat: Jignesh Mevani, a Dalit MLA from Vadagam in Gujarat, has become one of the strongest critics of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in recent times. Mr. Mevani, who hails from Gujarat like Mr. Modi, has been touring ...

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Dalit youth murder: NHRC issues notice to UP govt

LUCKNOW:The incident indicates lawlessness in the region and plight of the people belonging to the Dalit community suffering due to highhandedness by the people belonging to upper caste. After this incident, most of the Dalit homes in the village were ...

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UP dalit groom needs to experience horse, police draw up map for baraat

LUCKNOW: At a time when Dalits are up in arms against dilution of the SC-ST Act, a row has broken out over the district police and administration directing a Dalit youth to take his “baraat” on a longer and circuitous ...

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Badaun Dalit assault, humiliation: Case against SHO for not filing FIR

Bareilly: The four accused were later arrested and sent to jail.Following the incident, the UP SC/ST Commission had taken cognizance of the matter. When he was taken to the police station, the SHO did not file an FIR in the ...

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Dalits ‘gherao’ collectorate over alleged vanniyar discrimination

VILLUPURAM: Allegedly discriminated against by vanniyars , people of Atthiyur Thirukai dalit colony gheraoed the Villupuram collectorate on Monday . Hundreds of dalit villagers mostly women who thronged the Villupuram district collector office with their ration cards demanded to shift them to ...

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UP dalit groom needs to experience horse, police draw up map for baraat

LUCKNOW: At a time when Dalits are up in arms against dilution of the SC-ST Act, a row has broken out over the district police and administration directing a Dalit youth to take his “baraat” on a longer and circuitous ...

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Dalit outreach with doles

Patna: From 15kg foodgrain per child per month to money grants for studies and competitive exams, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday rained doles on Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Extremely Backward Castes (EBC), Other Backward Castes (OBC) and the ...

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Baghpat: Assault on Dalit student, nephew; NHRC issues notice to UP govt, police

The 19-year-old had succumbed to multiple organ failure triggered by renal trauma and septicemia on Monday. The report said most Dalits living in the village had deserted their homes after the incident. Baghpat:The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent ...

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Government misusing funds meant for construction labour, Dalit welfare: BJP

ACB registers case into ‘scam’ in Delhi Labour Department DELHI: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday attempted to corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the wake of an FIR registered by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to ...

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Caste in two minds

Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste and its contemporary relevance India: Dr BR Ambedkar has been one of those rare thinkers, social revolutionaries and outstanding scholars who have earned unparalleled posthumous recognition. With each passing year, more and more social thinkers and ...

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In Tamil Nadu, Muslims And Dalits Clash Following Row Over Route For Funeral Procession

Tamil Nadu: A Dalit-Muslim dispute over the route of a funeral procession of a woman led to tension in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district with over 30 persons being injured and three vehicles being set on fire,  has reported. According to the ...

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Saharanpur violence: Dalits, Thakurs’ assiduous efforts to assert caste identity come at cost of development

Saharanpu: Editor’s note: The BJP, its ideological lodestar RSS, and even the BSP, a party with moorings in Dalit identity, have, in recent months, outdone themselves to court the Dalit constituency. The community itself has found new ways to assert ...

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Caste Politics And Dalit Unrest May Have A Bearing On Rajasthan Polls

Rajasthan records the second highest number of cases against Dalits in the country after Madhya Pardesh. But simmering anger, as communities clash, could change the contours of the political landscape in Rajasthan BHILWARA, RAJASTHAN:  A Dalit groom was forced off his ...

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Yet another Dalit groom beaten up, wedding procession attacked in Bihar

India: In yet another incident of atrocities against Dalits, a group of men, allegedly belonging to the upper caste attacked a Dalit groom when he came to marry a girl from his community living in the same locality as theirs. ...

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Man found dead in well, kin allege caste-based murder

Vellore: Family members and relatives of a 26-year-old youth from SC community, who was found dead in a farm well in Natchiyarkuppam village, staged a protest on the premises of the district collectorate on Monday, alleging that he was murderedby non-dalits for ...

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BRP Bhaskar: Testing time for justice system

India: What distinguishes India”s Constitution from those of other democratic countries is the primacy it accords to justice social, economic and political, listed in that order in its preamble. In his last address to the Constituent Assembly, Dr BR Ambedkar, ...

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Phagwara clashes: Slain Dalit youth’s bhog held amid tight security

Large number of people attended the bhog under tight security raising slogans like ‘Shaheed Bobby Zindabad’. Family appealed to all communities to maintain peace and harmony. Phagwara : Amid tight security and diversion of traffic on NH-1 for over two ...

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Dalit youth assaulted in Baghpat dies, most villagers who fled yet to return

Two days after the assault on the 19-year-old and his 16-year-old nephew Manish, villagers said that most Dalit homes that were deserted after the attack remained empty and young women who had been sent away “as precaution” had not yet ...

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Dalit girl goes missing from SW hostel

Action demanded against authorities ANDHRA PRADESH: A twelve-year-old Dalit girl went missing from a social welfare hostel at Markapur recently. The girl’s parents, both farm labourers in a remote Goburu village, near Peddaraveedu in Markapur division came to know of ...

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