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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Dalits being treated as second-class citizens under BJP rule: Cong

New Delhi, May 5 : The Congress attacked the ruling BJP today over a report that Dalits in a Madhya Pradesh district will have to inform the police in advance if there is a marriage in their family, saying that ...

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SC/ST Act Controversy takes new turns

New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected Central Government’s order which urged to put stay on the Court’s matter relating to March 20th ruling which deals with the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act of 1989 and critically ...

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Dining with Dalits not enough, need to address their aspirations: Udit Raj

New Delhi, May 4 1; BJP MP Udit Raj said on Friday that merely having food at homes of Dalits is not enough, as the need of the hour is to address their aspirations and grievances, which are not the ...

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Supreme court and the SC/St act

New Delhi: Talk of the new normal. The phrase is meant to ironically denote how something negative has become commonplace. Who would have imagined a daily slugfest between the judiciary and the executive would join that list! The government was ...

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Supreme Court rejects Centre’s plea to stay verdict on SC/ST law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) has once again refused to stay its ruling on the SC/ST Act, which, according to the Center, violated the powers of the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution. Attorney General KK Venugopal argued that ...

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Do not accept any kind of caste-based discrimination : RSS

NEW DELHI: The RSS on Friday said it does not accept any kind of caste-based discrimination and was votary of “One Temple, One Well and One Cremation ground ” for all. In a statement, RSS’ ‘prachar pramukh’ (chief information officer) ...

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Eating food with Dalits not enough, address their aspirations: Udit Raj

New Delhi : BJP MP Udit Raj today disapproved of party leaders having food at homes of Dalits as part of an outreach campaign, saying such gestures are not enough to address the aspirations of the community and cited the ...

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Hindus in India are converting to Buddhism to protest treatment of lower castes

NEW DELHI, India (RNS) — Four survivors of a brutal 2016 beating at the hands of India’s so-called cow protectors converted to Buddhism this week in a high-profile ceremony recalling one of the country’s most beloved heroes and underscoring the ...

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RSS wing ropes in seers to break bread with Dalits, preach unity

The campaign, named ‘Samajik samrasta evam sadhbhav yatra’ (social equality and harmony yatra), will cover the Western UP region. New Delhi : After the BJP asked its MPs and MLAs to visit Dalit villages and to share meals with the ...

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No stay on SC/ST Act order: Govt says Supreme Court usurping power of legislature, judges disagree

“For the last four decades, the court has believed that it has the power of legislature,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, contending that the March 20 order amounted ...

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Arrest all 7 accused, says father of Nuh gang-rape victim

She committed suicide three days after Sunday’s incident GURUGRAM :Three days after a 17-year-old girl committed suicide in neighbouring Nuh after she was allegedly gang-raped by seven men, her family on Thursday accused the police of delaying action in the case. The ...

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NHRC notice to Raj Govt over attack on Dalits

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance in a matter where during a pre-wedding procession, a Dalit family was allegedly attacked in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district by few people belonging to upper caste after ...

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Savitri Bai Phule Veils an Attack on Leaders Who Visit Dalit Homes, BJP MP Says They Are Doing it For Media and Fame

New Delhi, May 3: In a shocking revelation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Savitri Bai Phule took a dig at all those leaders who made fun of Dalits by pretending to eat at their homes. Phule said that these leaders ...

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Upper Caste Men Attack Dalit Groom for Riding Horse in Rajasthan

This is not the first time that members of the Dalit community have been attacked for riding a horse as part of traditional ceremonies New Delhi: A Dalit procession was allegedly attacked by upper caste men in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district on ...

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Supreme court’s SC/ST Act ruling: Dalits, tribals organisations plan big rally on May 1

Another demand is that all Dalit activists arrested during the Bharat Bandh should be released immediately and action should be taken against those who opened fire at the protesters. New Delhi: In a demonstration expected to be bigger, and more ...

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Did you spend one night in a Dalit village?

Except for the Agriculture Minister, no one had the right answer to PM’s query New Delhi: Earlier this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked party members to fan out across the country as part of a three-week-long programme of ...

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Supreme Court to hear plea for review of SC/ST judgment on May 3

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre’s plea seeking review of its March 20 judgment, which did away with the provision of mandatory arrest under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The SC judgment diluting the arrest ...

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Dalit gap invoked to block judge

Govt argument: No judge from weaker sections in top court, enough representation from Kerala New Delhi: The Centre has cited the lack of any Supreme Court judge from the Dalit or tribal communities as one of its reasons for asking the ...

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Dalits see ‘Hindutva agenda’ in govt ban on ‘Dalit’

New Delhi: Dalit activists and academics have condemned the Centre’s recent ban on the word “Dalit” in official communications, saying it stemmed from fear of a word that symbolises oppression, unity and self-assertion and therefore implies the threat of rebellion. ...

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DU Dalit scholar cries abuse by professor

New Delhi: A Dalit PhD scholar has accused her co-supervisor at Delhi University of caste abuse and sexual and academic harassment, saying he repeatedly told her Dalits were unfit for research and were “best suited to cleaning jobs”. The doctoral ...

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For 5 Months, UP’s Dalit Teen Stayed Silent About Gangrape, Abortion

The girl and her family received some relief as the two accused, Pawan (21) and Vipin (20) were arrested by Meerut Police. Noida: A 16-year-old Dalit girl from Meerut’s Khakhoda area was gang-raped by two men from a nearby village, but, ...

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Six-year-old raped by labourer

Accused caught by locals; handed over to police FARIDABAD : A six-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a labourer in a colony on Gazipur Road here on Tuesday, the police said. The accused was caught and beaten up by ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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100 arrested over Dalit protests, 47 cases registered

Haryana BSP accuses BJP of registering false cases NEW DELHI : A hundred people were arrested and 47 cases were registered across Haryana on Tuesday in connection with the sporadic incidents of violence in different parts of the State on Monday ...

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Supreme Court not to stay order on SC/ST Act

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to stay its ruling, which activists say has diluted a law aimed at preventing atrocities on Dalits and tribes, as it asserted that it wanted to protect innocent people from being punished. ...

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MoTA to support setting up of EMRSs

New Delhi: Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) provides support under the programme under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India to the State Governments for setting up of Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) with the capacity of 480 students in each ...

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How a Brahmin vs Dalit vs Patidar office fight set streets of India on fire

Almost 30,000 files related to atrocities, harassment and service matters are pending with National Commission for Scheduled Castes Delhi: What started out as a Brahmin versus Dalit office tussle in 2007 at a government college in Pune’s Shivaji Nagar locality – a Patidar boss shielded the Brahmin superior ...

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Dalit protests: 800 anti-riot policemen rushed to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

NEW DELHI: The Centre today rushed 800 anti-riot policemen to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh after violent protests erupted during a nationwide bandh called by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Two companies ...

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MP Kumari Selja blames Centre for not presenting full facts regarding SC/ST Act in SC

New Delhi, April 2 Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana and former Union Minister Kumari Selja on Monday hit out at the NDA government for allegedly not presenting sufficient facts before the Supreme Court which led to an order by it diluting ...

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SC/ST Atrocities Act: Under pressure, Centre to seek review today

Announcing this on Twitter, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote, “Review petition by the Government against the SC judgement on SC/ST Protection Act shall be filed positively tomorrow, Monday, April 2.” Delhi: A day before Monday’s Bharat bandh called ...

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Govt to seek review of SC/ST order after nudge from Oppn

Official sources said top law officers are brainstorming with officials of the social justice ministry to prepare a credible review plea. New Delhi: With pressure mounting from the Opposition as well as its own allies, and Assembly polls in several ...

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And the cow jumped over the moon: ‘Gaay’ playwright on cow as the protagonist

Playwright Rajesh Kumar turns the contemporary debate over the cow into a play, titled Gaay. Delhi: The main character of the play, Gaay, is not an animal but a group of humans a point of irony that Lucknow-based playwright Rajesh Kumar ...

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Concern on Dalit silence spreads

New Delhi: The concern over the silence of the Prime Minister on the dilution of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has spread beyond Dalit MPs in the NDA. Junior human resource development minister and BJP ally ...

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SC to hear PIL on starvation deaths due to non-linkage of Aadhaar, ration card

New Delhi, March 26 : The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear after two weeks a petition highlighting starvation deaths in Jharkhand due to cancellation of ration cards for want of Aadhaar. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India ...

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Apex court refuses to stay SC/ST Act bail

New Delhi, March 26 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay a Gujarat High Court order giving anticipatory bail to two builders accused of land- grabbing and atrocities against tribals.The Gujarat High Court had followed the March 20 Supreme ...

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No blanket reversal of court verdict

Delhi: The recent Supreme Court order, prescribing stringent precautions before the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, can be invoked, has ignited a huge controversy. All parties seem to be divided on ...

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In Rajasthan, Dalit Women Fight Panchayat Poll Rule That Has Spared MPs, MLAs

Originally a daily wage labourer, Naurti was elected as the Gram Sarpanch in 2010 after a campaign that cost just Rs 2,200. However, with the Rajasthan government mandating Class 8 certificates for candidates from now, it won’t be smooth sailing ...

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Exception makes the rule

Apex court verdict will make the SC/ST Atrocities Act toothless, roll back social transformation India: The verdict of the Supreme Court’s two-judge bench stating that the SC/ST Atrocities Act 1989 is being misused — and a lot of checks are ...

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Most states, Union Territories poorly implement SC/ST Act

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh neither set up special police stations for dealing with atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, nor identified areas prone to such transgressions despite 10,430 cases in 2016. This dismal situation is not endemic to the ...

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Coming Soon: Dictionary of 3,500 Gondi Words to Redeem Its Lost Identity

The language has over a period of time acquired many regional influences and has variations as we traverse from one part of the tribal belt to another. The original language of the Gondi people has been fading because of the ...

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Govt must seek review of SC order on SC/ST Act: BJP MP

New Delhi: A Dalit MP of the BJP on Friday said that a Supreme Court order diluting the punitive provisions of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act would have an “adverse” impact on the party if the government ...

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Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act: RPI(A) to file review petition, says Athawale

The apex court had on March 20 had underlined that “law should not result in caste hatred,” and ruled out automatic registration of FIR and arrest in complaint under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989. Delhi: Minister of State ...

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Centre must seek review of Supreme Court’s order on SC/ST Act, says BJP MP

New Delhi: A Dalit MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Friday a Supreme Court order diluting the punitive provisions of the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will have an “adverse” impact on the party if ...

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Govt caught in Dalit dilemma

New Delhi: Dalit ministers Ram Vilas Paswan and Ramdas Athawale on Thursday asked the government to seek a review of the Supreme Court order diluting the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, putting the Centre in a fix ...

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Dalit body criticises Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court’s verdict diluting stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act has drawn criticism from a Dalit organisation which said it would lead to “great miscarriage of justice”. Expressing its concern ...

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SC/ ST Act: BJP’s Dalit MPs want Government to file review petition against Supreme Court order

Meanwhile, the government said it would study the order. “I will have to examine the order and the issues and concerns over it,” said Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Delhi: UPSET OVER the Supreme Court’s decision to dilute stringent ...

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Congress against dilution of SC/ST Act, wants review petition

New Delhi, March 21 : The Congress on Wednesday said it was against dilution of any provisions in the SC/ST Act and asked the Modi government to amend law or file a review petition in view of the Supreme Court ...

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Rights groups: ‘Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act will reverse gains’

Latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data shows reported crimes against SCs increased by 5.5 per cent in 2016 while crimes against STs has increased by 4.7 per cent. Delhi: At a time when cases of atrocities against Dalits and ...

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No automatic registration of FIR, arrest under SC/ST Act, rules Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: To curb misuse of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled out automatic registration of first information reports and arrests in complaints under the Act. Stressing that the law should not result in ...

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Shield from arrests under SC/ST law

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that from now on competent authorities would have to give their sanction after a proper probe before any public servants or other citizens can be arrested under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes ...

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Ilaiyaraaja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan, 41 others given Padma awards

NEW DELHI: Noted music composer Illaiyaraja, Hindustani classical singer Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Hindutva thinker P Parameswaran, Kerala Bishop Philipose Mar Chrysostom and 39 other prominent personalities were conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 by President Ram Nath Kovind here ...

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UGC Cuts Funding For Social Discrimination Research Centres Across the Country

Several universities were running such UGC-funded research centres that were set up under the 11th five-year plan and renewed under the 12th plan. Delhi: Thursday (March 16) brought yet another instance of how the Narendra Modi government’s words and actions move in ...

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The RSS Design in JNU and the Student Resistance

Ever since the current JNU vice chancellor, a spokesperson of the RSS, occupied office, he has left no stone unturned to destroy the very essence of the university, the progressive ideas that the students, faculty and workers have long stood ...

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Atrocities against Dalits should not be politicised: Ramdas Athawale

“The cases of incidents of Dalit atrocities should not be politicised as it is to do with the casteism in our society,” Athawale said India: Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale on Friday said the cases of ...

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Amnesty launches website to track, document hate crimes

New Delhi, March 15 : Human rights NGO Amnesty International India on Thursday launched an interactive data website for keeping a track of and documenting hate crimes across the country. “The first step to ensuring justice and ending impunity for ...

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‘Halt the Hate’: Amnesty International Launches Website to Track, Document Hate Crimes in India IANS 7 hrs ago 0

NEW DELHI — Human rights NGO Amnesty International India March 15 launched an interactive data website to track and document hate crimes across the country. “The first step to ensuring justice and ending impunity for hate crimes – where people ...

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After Sonia Gandhi, now Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan hosts dinner for Dalit MPs

NEW DELHI: It seems to be a season of dinner politics in the national capital. A day after dinner hosted by Sonia Gandhi for the opposition parties, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan Thursday hosted dinner for Dalit ...

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At CPI(M) politburo, a section rues time ‘wasted’ on framing poll tactics

NEW DELHI: A section of CPI(M) leaders feels the issue of framing electoral tactics with non-Left parties has been given more importance as against strengthening the party organisation in the past. The view came to the fore on the first ...

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No FIR, No Media Coverage: Dalit Women Facing Sexual Assault See No Hope of Getting Justice

New Delhi: Radhabai Gulabrao Umbalkar, 47, was molested, stripped and paraded naked by upper caste men in her village in Buldana tehsil, Maharashtra. Nine months later, the perpetrators are still roaming free. On June 2, 2017, after an argument with her ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Dalit Woman Burnt Alive in Ballia Over Loan Repayment

New Delhi, March 9: In a shocking incident, a Dalit woman was burnt alive in Jajauli village of Ballia district in Uttar pradesh for allegedly not repaying a loan of Rs 20,000. The incident took place on Thursday when a group of people entered Reshma Devi’s ...

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Amit Shah’s decision to ally with IPFT in Tripura aided BJP

NEW DELHI: BJP chief Amit Shah’s decision to okay an alliance with tribal outfit Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) despite misgivings in sections of the party was crucial in sealing a stunning electoral win that ended the Left’s long monopoly over power in the ...

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Don’t tell women sexual harassment hurts Hindu pride, tell hooligans to leave Holi alone

Would it not make sense to tell the hooligans to leave Holi alone, instead of telling women that their fear at Holi-related hooliganism hurts Hindu pride? In the television channels and social media, there is a concerted attempt to turn ...

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Rural women, gender equality major focus at meet

New Delhi, Feb 27 : Women battling gender discrimination, challenges faced by rural women and government’s role in achieving gender equality were the issues discussed at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women 2018 here on Tuesday. Organised by ...

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NGOs suggest training for policemen for better understanding of POA Act

New Delhi, Feb 26 : Three NGOs working for the welfare of Dalit women in the country have recommended training sessions for police and public officials for a better understanding of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. ...

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Dalits and Muslims are so oppressed in the name of caste and religion that we cannot rise: Mevani

New Delhi: On the second day of the 4-day conference organised by Students Islamic Organisation, famous Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani said that ‘Muslims and Dalits are so much oppressed in the name of caste and religion that ...

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Dalit woman hacked to death with axe in broad daylight

‘She told me about the threats… but I couldn’t save her,’ said brother of the 22-year-old woman Delhi: For four days, Rohit’s 22-year-old sister kept telling him about the death threats she had been receiving. “She told me he had threatened ...

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Opinion: Repealing cow protection laws should be an election issue in 2019

Right-wing groups are using these laws as a weapon to attack Dalits, Muslims and Christians. Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre, the residents of virtually every Dalit settlement and many tribal villages in India ...

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False cases: Govt says won’t tweak SC/ST Act

NEW DELHI:With many cases coming to light of people being falsely implicated under the stringent ‘no bail’ Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre whether false complaints under this law should be a ...

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No Intention of Amending ‘No Bail’ Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, Says Govt

New Delhi, Feb 14: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the government has no intention of amending the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The Centre, through additional solicitor general Maninder Singh, told the apex court that the law ...

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Seminar on Tribal literature and Tribal poet meet to grace Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Annual Festival of Letters’

New Delhi: This year, Sahitya Akademi’s ‘Annual Festival of Letters’ will feature a seminar on Oral and Tribal literature and Tribal poet meet. The Annual Festival of Letters is going to take place in New Delhi at Rabindra Bhavan from Monday, ...

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TalkPoint: Why is New India still rattled by inter-caste/inter-faith marriages?

Ankit Saxena was allegedly murdered by the family of his 20-year old Muslim girlfriend on 3 Feburary in west Delhi. The police have arrested the family and detained her teenage brother. The controversial incident has generated an online outcry and the ...

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Dalit, minorities demand equal share in budget allocation

New Delhi, Feb 4 : Citing unequal allocation of money to the poor, organizations working for SC/STs, backward classes and minorities said they will create a joint platform to ‘push the government from plundering money dedicated to the poor section ...

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Death Penalty Not an Answer to Every Child Rape Case: Centre to SC

New Delhi, Feb 2: The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it does not support the idea of amending laws to provide death penalty to those found guilty of sexual assaults on children and infants. Contradicting popular demands, additional solicitor ...

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Student opposition to JNU enforcing compulsory attendance requirement is baffling

The institution is yet to be freed from the reductive formulations of the Left. In keeping with the tradition to protest against anything and everything, a section of students in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has decided to launch an agitation. The ...

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Three Indian States Get Court Notice for Failing to Check Cow Vigilantism

Activists raiding houses and eateries to check for cow meat, and in some cases, lynching those possessing beef, have become a norm in many parts of India where cow meat is banned – a move seen by religious minorities as ...

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3 States Get Contempt Notice From Supreme Court On Cow Vigilantism

Last September, the Supreme Court had asked 26 states to maintain law and order and prevent violence by cow vigilantes by deputing nodal officers and highway patrol. NEW DELHI: Three states — Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — have received contempt ...

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Mahatma Gandhi, Buddhism dominant tableaux themes

Among the ministries were external Affairs, tribal affairs, youth affairs and sports. New Delhi: As the leaders of all 10 Asean countries joined President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 69th Republic Day celebrations in Delhi, the ...

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Padma Vibhushan for Parameswaran, Illaiyaraja, Ghulam Mustafa Khan

NEW DELHI, Cricketer M S Dhoni, snooker player Pankaj Advani among 12 people awarded Padma Bhushan Govt honours many ‘unsung heroes’ including Rani and Abhay Bang, Sampat Ramteke with Padma Shri THE senior-most Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak from Kerala ...

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Maoists kill four policemen in India

NEW DELHI: Maoist rebels killed four policemen Wednesday in central India where the guerrillas have been waging a jungle battle for decades, an officer said. Seven other police officers were injured in an ambush in the Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh state, a ...

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Transgender sailor’s plea against dismissal: HC seeks Centre’s reply

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has sought the Centre and the Indian Navy’s response on why a transgender sailor’s plea against dismissal from service be not admitted. A bench of justices G S Sistani and Sangita Dhingra Sehgalissued notice to the central government and the ...

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Restore hospital title, says Dalit outfit

NOIDA: Nearly hundred members of Dalit , (DUSM) Noida protested against the change of name of sector 30 to by Uttar Pradesh government. The members of took out a candlelight march against the change of name late Thursday evening from ...

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DCW rescues tribal girl tortured by lady doc for months

When 14-year-old Bertha (name changed) stepped out of a dark, dingy and damp room, she let out a piercing cry, one that narrated her horrific ordeal. Clad in a torn frock, she tried to cover up the bruises, bite marks ...

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Ranchi teen saved from monster doc Delhi employer arrested, girl being treated for injuries

New Delhi: A tribal underage domestic help from Ranchi, suffering vicious physical abuse from her employer, a lady doctor in North West Delhi’s Kalyan Vihar, was rescued late on Friday evening. Aged somewhere between 14 and 16 years, the tribal girl ...

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