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Tribal Travails

There have been several attempts to deprive tribals of their land in the garb of development, and to make the process quicker and Chhattisgarh’s Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill seems to be yet another one The world over, it is ...

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Punjab Dalit woman’s household scared to go away dwelling

PATIALA: Family of the Dalit girl, who filed a complaint last year against her school teachers for caste discrimination and upper caste classmates for discrimination, intimidation and physical assault after refusing to help them cheat in a Class X examination, ...

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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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Dalit atrocities: NHRC asks DGP to submit report

Jaipur: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken to task DGP of Rajasthan over the state police inaction in dealing with cases of atrocities against Dalits under the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. He was asked to submit a ...

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Andhra Dalits face social boycott for using thoroughfare and ‘polluting’ deity

Dalit children were not allowed to go to school, while adults were refused work. Casteism has reared its ugly head once again. This time in Andhra’s Prakasam district where Dalits belonging to the village of Kancharlagunta faced a social boycott ...

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