Maharashtra & Gujrat

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mumbai: Forest deparment plans to displace 800 Dalit families from slum

Mumbai: Amidst hollow populist claims of ‘Housing For All’ and ‘Affordable Housing’, the state government is once again threatening to demolish homes of around 1,400 poor Dalit and Muslim families. Two slum areas — Bheemchhaya in Kannamwar Nagar in Vikhroli ...

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Students: TISS failed to keep word, will stall convocation

MUMBAI: Protesting students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) have decided that they will not let the annual convocation happen on May 7 and 8 if the administration fails to keep its word about promises regarding fees made in March. The decision was ...

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A lot has changed in terms of Dalit politics

While community leaders like Mayawati, Ramvilas Paswan and Ramdas Athvale are increasingly losing their appeal, the new leadership having youngsters like Jignesh Mewani is gaining credibility Gujrat: No one knew that a Supreme Court order would trigger such an upheaval ...

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Bhima Koregaon violence and death of a Dalit teen: What happened to Pooja Sakat?

Reports about the 19-year-old’s mysterious death did appear in the media, but nobody took to the streets for her, nobody ran hashtags. Pune: In a landmark Marathi film, Samna, made by renowned filmmaker Jabbar Patel in 1974, a question is often ...

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Dalit man demands Sambhaji Bhide’s arrest, attempts suicide outside Mantralaya in Mumbai

Cops stop political worker, who blames Bhide for Bhima-Koregaon violence, from immolating himself outside state secretariat Maharashtra: A Dalit political worker from Ahmednagar, associated with Prakash Ambedkar’s Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh, tried to commit suicide outside Mantralaya on Wednesday. Ganesh Dilip ...

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Temporary Relief: Gujarat High Court allows Dalit student to appear in exam

After his petition was turned down by the single-judge bench of Justice R M Chhaya, Mariappan filed Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in HC. The LPA is an appeal from a decision of a single judge to another bench of the ...

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Dalit leader attempts suicide at Mantralaya

Mantralaya: A Dalit political worker attempted to self-immolate by pouring kerosene in front of the State secretariat’s main gate on Wednesday. When Pawar started pouring kerosene in front of Mantralaya, he repeatedly chanted slogans demanding Bhide’s arrest. He was demanding ...

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Murder of Bhavnagar Dalit youth: No arrest yet, police bank on narco test

GUJRAT: Sources said that police have recovered a dhariyu (a sharp-edged weapon with curved blade attacked to a long handle) and a blood-stained shirt from a place around 2.5 km away from the scene of crime. A MONTH ON, police ...

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Gujarat: More than 300 Una Dalits renounce Hinduism

Ahmedabad: Caste-based atrocities in Hinduism has been existing since time immemorial but now these atrocities and discrimination against lower caste people are forcing them to renounce Hinduism and convert to other peaceful religions. More than 300 Dalit members including four ...

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‘Attack’ on ‘Dalit’ activist: Trupti Desai’s anticipatory bail plea rejected by Bombay HC

Trupti Desai had shot to prominence in 2016 when she led an agitation demanding entry for women into Shani Shingnapur temple in Ahmednagar district. Ahmednagar: The Bombay High Court has rejected an anticipatory bail plea filed by Trupti Desai, the ...

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Bhima Koregaon violence: Dalit teen’s death a case of murder, says ‘fact-finding panel’

Police have been treating Puja Sakat’s death as a suicide and have booked nine persons, on the complaint of her family, on charges of abetting her suicide. Pune : Members of a self-declared “fact-finding committee” formed by the Bhima KoregaonShauryadin Prerna ...

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A Dalit Family’s Struggle Shows How India’s Justice System Is Failing Its Lowest Castes

Navi Mumbai: Past the newly constructed Eastern Freeway and its scenic seaboard views, about 35 km from one of India’s costliest business districts, Nariman Point, the car hit a stretch of tar lined with yellow butterfly-winged streetlights, heralding passage into ...

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NHRC ‘satisfied’ with Gujarat actions

AHMEDABAD: He added that the commission can only speak on cases represented before it. We look at facts and we hear both sides impartially.”In the case of manual scavenging deaths, of which there were 161 in the state, NHRC member ...

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Gujarat man marries off seven Dalit girls in daughter’s wedding

PALANPUR: In a rare heart-warming gesture, seven girls from (Dalit) community were married off by a man along with his own daughter in village some 7km from Patan town on Thursday. Not only did Amrut pay from the wedding ceremony ...

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At NHRC open camp in Gujarat, a case takes less than five minutes of hearing

A two-day “open hearing session” camp was organised by the NHRC in Ahmedabad to take up about 155 cases of human rights violations, including those of SC/ST victims, in Gujarat and adjoining Union Territories of Daman & Diu and Dadara ...

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Man sets example of social change

Palanpur: “I saw a good opportunity to initiate social change when my daughter’s marriage was finalized. It was our plan to get rid of the social evil and indifferent attitude towards the people of Dalit community that is deeply rooted ...

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Dalit Woman’s Death in Bhima Koregaon Was a Targeted Killing: Family

The police has now filed a case against 19-year-old Pooja Sakat’s father, whose house was torched on January 2. Pune: On April 22, 2018, Pooja Sakat’s body was found in a well near her family’s temporary house in Vada, near Bhima ...

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Father of Dalit girl who ‘killed self’ in Koregaon Bhima booked for criminal intimidation

The police said a woman, who is related to some of the persons accused of abetting the girl’s suicide, has alleged in her complaint that Suresh Sakat had ‘verbally abused’ her. Mumbai: In a fresh development related to the ‘suicide’ ...

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Police Sub-Inspector Gets 4 Years In Jail For Assaulting, Abusing Dalit Man

Sessions judge VD Parmar also imposed a fine of Rs. 7,000 on Ajaysinh Zala, after convicting him under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act) and under the IPC. NADIAD:  A court Nadiad in Gujarat’s Kheda district has ...

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Una Flogging Case: Victims Say They Were Threatened, Asked To Withdraw FIR

Ramesh Sarvaiya, who was among the four Dalit youths allegedly beaten up by cow vigilantes in Mota Samadhiyala village of Una tehsil in 2016, alleged that one Kiran and another unidentified person threatened him and his cousin Ashok today, and ...

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Bhima Koregaon shadow over death of Dalit witness

While police have claimed that it is a case of suicide, her family members blamed the death on their former neighbours with whom they had an ongoing “land dispute”. Mumbai: Mystery surrounds the death of a 19-year-old Dalit girl who ...

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Mevani leads rape protest rally: ‘Will move SC if govt fails to deliver justice in Ambawadi clash’

“In Gujarat, the population of Dalits is 7 per cent, so you use undue powers on us. But be aware, that Dalit population is 17 per cent in the country… If none of the 182 MLAs come forward for justice ...

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Dalit girl, a key witness of Bhima Koregaon violence found dead

PUNE: 19-year-old woman, who belonged to a Dalit community and a key witness to the Bhima Koregaon clashes in Maharashtra, was found dead. According to a Times of India report, the dead body of Pooja Sakat was found floating in ...

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Pune: 19-Year-Old Dalit Victim Of Bhima Koregaon Violence Found Dead In Well

The woman’s house had been burnt during the violence at Bhima Koregaon in Pune district earlier this year, while a police official said that her family alleges it to be a suicide Mumbai: 19-year-old Pooja Saket, belonging to a Dalit ...

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Muslim, Dalit outfits to hold Jan Akrosh Rally

Ahmedabad: To protest against the recent rape horrors in the country, various Muslim and Dalit organizations will come together to hold the Jan Akrosh Rally in Shahibaug on Monday evening. These organizations include Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) led by ...

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Want to be voice of Dalits in pvt companies, than for reservation: Jignesh Mevani

“I became more conscious, that more than reservation, I must speak for the sanitation workers who enter sewers, and landless agricultural labourers,” Mevani said. Gujarat: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Friday said he wanted to be a voice for Dalits ...

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Maharashtra: Police probe links between Republican Panthers and ‘Maoists’ held by ATS in January

A complaint, registered with the Pune City Police in January, had alleged that speeches made at the Elgaar Parishad had triggered violence in villages near Pune on January 1.   Maharashtra: Some of the key organisers of the Elgaar Parishad, held ...

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Dalit protests fan out across Gujarat after Una assault

Rajkot: Dalit protests in Gujarat spread to several parts of the state including Ahmedabad yesterday unleashing violence in which a head constable was killed in stone pelting and state transport buses attacked while three more members of the community allegedly ...

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Koregaon Bhima violence: Court grants bail to Milind Ekbote

Following complaint filed by Dalit activist, offence of was lodged against Ekbote on charges of attempt to murder, atrocity against Dalits and conspiracy of January 1 violence. Ekbote was arrested in this case on March 14, but was later granted ...

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Bharuch SP notifies police stations about SC/ST Act provisions after local court order

The communication from the SP of Bharuch comes after a directive of the 2nd Additional District and Sessions Judge and Special Judge for SC ST Atrocity Court of Bharuch, G M Patel. Ahmedabad: Close to a month after the Supreme Court ...

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Gujarat slum-dwellers clash with students: Three FIRs filed, one under Dalit atrocity Act

Police said nearly a dozen vehicles were burnt and a firefighting tender was damaged during the clashes which erupted late on Monday, following a brawl between a family staying in the chawl and some hostel occupants. Gujarat: After the residents ...

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Bhima-Koregaon clashes: police raid activists’ homes

CM Fadnavis says searches have no relation to organisers of the Elgar Parishad PUNE/NAGPUR : Pune police carried out a seven-hour-long search early on Tuesday morning at the residences of prominent human rights lawyers and activists across Nagpur, Pune and Delhi to probe ...

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Pune Police Raid Dalit Activists’ and Lawyers’ Houses in Bhima Koregaon case

The activists allege that the government is Afraid of the Dalits and are hence targetting them. Pune: In a multi-city raid, Pune police conducted searches at houses of prominent activists, lawyers and the artists of Kabir Kala Manch in Pune, Mumbai ...

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Down-trodden Dalits battling to ride a horse in caste-ridden India

Gujarat : India’s low-caste Dalits – which literally means the oppressed – are demanding the right to ride a horse, sport a moustache, wear jeans and sunglasses and take out marriage processions playing music from Hindi films that people could ...

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Raids carried out in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur against Dalit activists involved in Koregaon-Bhima riots

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Police carried out multi-city raids on Tuesday against prominent Dalit activists and supporters in a fallout of the 1 January caste riots in Koregaon-Bhima, official sources said. The raids which started at around 5 am, were carried ...

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Former Dalit sarpanch’s nameplate defaced

Ahmedabad: After statues of political leaders being defaced and vandalized in recent past, a similar incident, that of the nameplate of a former Dalit woman sarpanch being defaced on the birth anniversary of Ambedkar came to light in Malsan village ...

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Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani stopped by cops at Jaipur airport

Gujarat: Gujarat Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani was stopped at Jaipur International Airport on Sunday and kept detained by local police for more than 4 hours. Mevani was scheduled to attend a programme on Ambedkar Jayanti at Merta road in Rajasthan’s ...

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Nature of crime against Dalits has worsened after 2014

Be it Bhim Koregaon or Saharanpur events or suicide by Rohit Vemula, the nature of violence against Dalits has turned grim. Even during Mandal agitations of 1990-1991, polarisation wasn’t so sharp India: If, in spite of rapid mechanisation and replacement of ...

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Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims Die Earlier Than Other Communities

Mumbai: At 43 years, the mean age of death for adivasis (scheduled tribes or STs) was the lowest, meaning they were more likely to die before other Indians, according to a new paper. Apart from adivasis, if you feature on ...

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Dalit youth killed ‘for riding a horse’ in Gujarat: No arrest yet, police seek forensic lab’s help to identify killer

Pradeep Rathod was allegedly hacked to death in his native village of Timbi in Umarala taluka of Bhavnagar on March 29. Rajkot: Two weeks after a Dalit youth in Bhavnagar was murdered allegedly by upper caste men for riding a horse, ...

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Advise PM for ordinance on SC/ST protection, Jignesh Mevani tells Ramdas Athavale

Gujarat: Gujarat legislator and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani on Monday asked Union Minister Ramdas Athavale to advise Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an ordinance vis-a-vis the SC/ST Act to ensure protection of the Dalits’ rights.”Our stand is absolutely clear — ...

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Ramdas Athawale bats for more land, scholarship to quell Dalit fury

Mumbai: Amid a massive outcry by Dalit outfits and opposition over the Supreme Court’s order on the SC/ST Act, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has made a strong case to reinstate faith of the Dalit community ...

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SC/ST Atrocities (prevention) law: Issue ordinance against Supreme Court order by April 14, says Jignesh Mevani

The Dalit leader said that they would not allow a single BJP leader to garland the statues of Ambedkar on his birth anniversary and block the Samakhiali highway the same day against the pending issue of land allotment to Dalits ...

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Dalit Panther activists take out ‘morcha’ in Nashik

Nashik, Apr 7 : The activists of Dalit Panther on Saturday took out a ‘morcha’ to district collector’s office here to protest against injustice and oppression of dalits across the country and in support of their demand to immediate arrest ...

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State govt. to give scholarships to TISS students

Mumbai: The State government will be disbursing funds under the Government of India Post Matriculate Scholarship (GoI-PMS) to the students of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) who come from communities falling in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category and ...

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Crimes against Dalits rose 746% in 10 years & the police are half as likely to help

In March, the Supreme Court ruled there shall be no immediate arrest without prior permissions for crimes registered under the the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.  Mumbai: Over the decade to 2016, the rate of crime against dalits rose more than ...

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Dalits to march to police station over youth’s murder

“Dalits from across the state will participate in the condolence meeting and the rally. We are also expecting some people from Maharashtra to join ,” said Aravind Makwana, Bhavnagar district coordinator of Navasarjan Trust, who has been helping Kalu since ...

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Koregaon-Bhima violence: Court grants Ekbote bail in atrocity case, police arrest him over another

An FIR was registered against Ekbote, along with Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, at Pimpri police station by activist Anita Savle on January 2. Later, on January 3, another complaint was lodged against the duo at the Yerwada police station by ...

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Family Alleges Dalit Boy Was Killed for Riding Horse, Police Doesn’t Buy it

Alleging continuous threats by upper caste Darbars prior to the killing, the 20-year-old’s family stands firm as pressure mounts on them to withdraw complaint. Umrala (Gujarat): Timbi, a nondescript village in Umrala taluka, about 50 km from Bhavnagar district headquarters, Gujarat, ...

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Dalits to march to police station over youth’s murder

“Dalits from across the state will participate in the condolence meeting and the rally. We are also expecting some people from Maharashtra to join ,” said Aravind Makwana, Bhavnagar district coordinator of Navasarjan Trust, who has been helping Kalu since ...

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Crime rate against Dalits increased by 746% from 2006 to 2016; conviction rates for such crimes have fallen

Mumbai: Over the decade to 2016, the rate of crime against Dalits rose more than eight times (746 percent); there were 2.4 crimes per 1,00,000 Dalits in 2006, rising to 20.3 in 2016, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of 2016 ...

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Prakash Ambedkar blames Centre, SC for Dalit violence

Pune, Apr 2 : Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar today said the Supreme Court and the Centre were responsible for todays violence in various states during the nationwide bandh called by Dalit outfits. At least seven persons were killed ...

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Rajkot: Six persons have been detained for Dalit youth’s murder, police say ‘no breakthrough’

In his complaint, the victim’s father had alleged that his son was killed by upper caste men from Timbi and nearby Piprali village as they could not withstand a Dalit, owning and riding a horse. Gujrat: Three days after a ...

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Mevani extends support to Bharat bandh

Ahmedabad: Vadgam MLA and dalit leader Jignesh Mevani has pledged support to the Bharat Bandh on April 2 called by dalit leaders and activists to show their disagreement with the Supreme Court’s decision making investigation by a DSP-level officer mandatory ...

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Maharashtra to file review plea in Supreme Court as Dalit groups call for Bharat bandh

Minister says Attorney General is likely to represent the Maharashtra government in the review petition Maharashtra: The Maharashtra government on Saturday said it will file a review petition in the Supreme Court’s recent decision that protects public servants and private ...

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Low-caste Indian Dalit killed for owning horse

AHMEDABAD: A young farmer from India’s lowest Dalit community has been beaten to death for owning a horse, which is seen as a symbol of power and wealth, police said Saturday. Police have detained three upper caste men for questioning ...

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Gujarat: Dalit man killed for ‘riding horse’, animal found dead nearby; 3 detained

The deceased man’s father said that some upper caste men had threatened to kill Pradip if he didn’t sell off the horse. Bhavnagar (Gujarat): A Dalit youth was allegedly killed in Bhavnagar district by upper caste men for owning and riding ...

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Dalit man killed in Gujarat for keeping, riding horse

Pradeep Rathod, 21, had bought a horse about two months ago and had been threatened ever since by some of his co-villagers. He was killed late Thursday night. His father Kalubhai Rathod said Pradeep intended to sell the horse following ...

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AN EVIL, DISCRIMINATORY AGENDA

We may be a democratic republic but justice and equality are clearly not available to all. Members of SC/ST communities continue to be oppressed at every juncture of their lives Maharashtra: On March 20, 2018, the Supreme Court in its decision in  ...

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Bhima koregaon violence: Court directs collector to arrange for video recording of proceedings

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had on Wednesday said in the state assembly that police have no proof of Bhide’s involvement, adding that the probe in the case has not ceased. Pune : A special court in Pune on Thursday ordered ...

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Dalit activist Gemini Kadu succumbs to injuries

NAGPUR: Former scribe, teacher and Dalit activist breathed his last at a private hospital on Saturday. Kadu had met with an accident on March 5 when his two-wheeler collided with a cab on . He was admitted to the trauma ...

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Nagpur-born Marathi writer Dr Pantawane passes away

AURANGABAD,SENIOR literary, thinker and ‘Asmita Darshan’ founder editor, Dr Gangadhar Pantawane passed away here on Tuesday due to prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 81 and is survived by two daughters. Pantawane was ill since falling down at his ...

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Two sentenced to 20 years in jail for gangrape

Rajkot, Mar 27 : A local court today sentenced two persons to 20 years in jail for gangraping a Dalit woman five years ago. Additional sessions judge B P Pujara sentenced Sultan Mekwa and Imtiaz Sheikh to 20 years in ...

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GANGADHAR PANTAWANE: THE PROF WHO TRANSFORMED MARATHI DALIT LITERATURE

Mumbai: It is indeed very saddening that Prof Gangadhar Pantawane has succumbed to a prolonged illness. His electrifying existence significantly charged the world of Marathi literature for many years, and a number of writers sharpened their tools under his wings. ...

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Bhima Koregaon violence: No evidence against Sambhaji Bhide, says Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

Anybody found guilty would be punished. Even if it’s a member of my family, says Devendra Fadnavis in Assembly Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday: “There is not a single document or evidence to substantiate the role ...

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Koregaon-Bhima violence: 20,000 Dalits gather at Azad Maidan, demand Sambhaji Bhide’s arrest

Mumbai: Members of the Dalit community gathered at Azad Maidan on Monday to demand arrest of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. (Nirmal Harindran) Members of the Dalit community gathered at Azad Maidan on Monday to demand ...

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Una flogging victims to march till Gandhinagar for Dalit rights

Ahmedabad: Nearly 50 people from Una are expected to join the march. This was the centre of faith for many Dalit families. Here, Dalits don’t have the right to enter the temple and are considered untouchables. Keval Rathod, a Dalit ...

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Elgar morcha: Prakash Ambedkar, supporters gather at Azad maidan demanding arrest of Sambhaji Bhide

Mumbai: Scores of Dalit supporters gathered at Azad Maidan in South Mumbai, to demand the arrest of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. The protest is headed by well-known Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dr. BR Ambedkar ...

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Culprit Behind Bhima-Koregaon Violence Shall Be Arrested: Ramdas Athawale

Ramdas Athawale said that he will talk to the Chief Minister on the issue of Dalit Atrocities. Mumbai  – Republican Party of India (RPI) (A) chief and Minister of State for Social Justice, Ramdas Athawale on Monday said that he ...

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Gujarat: Girl found disfigured met with freak accident, say cops

Police said that after the accident, 108 medical emergency service was called and was taken to the civil hospital. She was still conscious and told the doctors there that she got injured in the accident. Gujrat: A day after a ...

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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Govt lacks political will to arrest Sambhaji Bhide, says Prakash Ambedkar

Maharasthra: Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar today said the BJP-led Maharashtra government lacks the political will to arrest pro-Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide, accused of instigating violence at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune on January 1. “Before any action could be initiated against ...

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Gujarat govt refuses to withdraw cases against Dalits who protested Una incident

Gujarat: The Gujarat government has refused to withdraw cases against Dalits who were part of the Una protests, even as the state leadership has quashed legal proceedings against members of the Patel community who were on the opposing side. “In ...

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Dalit Woman’s Ear and Finger Chopped Off by Four Men in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar

The woman told the police that the men pulled her hair and beat her to the point that she lost consciousness. Ahmedabad: A 23-year-old Dalit woman was brutally thrashed and her finger and one ear was chopped off after she was ...

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Koregaon Bhima violence: Milind Ekbote remanded in 14-day judicial custody

Milind Ekbote has been accused of instigating violent clashes that had broken out between Dalit and Maratha groups on January 1 Maharasthra: Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote, accused of instigating violence near Koregaon Bhima on January 1, has been remanded in judicial custody ...

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SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act: Dalit activists, leaders fear apex court order could be misused

Sanjay Bhalerao, an activist who filed an intervention application in the case pertaining to the Bhima Koregoan violence earlier this year, said the court’s directions are generic in nature. Mumbai : WITH the Supreme Court on Tuesday diluting stringent provisions ...

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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Prime accused sent to 14-days judicial custody

New Delhi : Bhima-Koregaon violence prime accused Milind Ekbote was sent to a 14-day judicial custody by a sessions court in Pune on Wednesday. Hindutva leader Ekbote was arrested by the Maharashtra Police on March 14, after the Supreme Court ...

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Grappling systematic communal assault, Gujarat Muslims try to find a way out

Ahmedabad : Grappling with continuing attacks on minorities and their institutions, various Muslim organisations in Gujarat are trying to find a way out. Around 400 representatives of various social organisations gathered in Ahmedabad Sunday to take stock of the situation, ...

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Gujarat Assembly: Govt says no record of land and job promises made to Una Dalit victims

In his subsequent question, Mevani asked why the promises made by the CM were not implemented. Parmar in his reply stated that since there was no record of any such promises being made by the CM, so the question of ...

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Gujarat: Tired of fight over land rights, Dalit farmer seeks mercy

Ahmedabad: A 44-old-year-old farmer from Ahmedpura village in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district has requested for mercy killing, stating that he was tired of fighting for his land rights. Since 2013, I have been fighting for the 20 bigha of land that was ...

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Atrocities against Dalits at 17-year high in Gujarat, RTI reply shows

  Ahmedabad: The Una flogging incident sparked a Dalit movement in Gujarat, but this seems to have had no effect as atrocities against Dalits saw a steep increase in the state. According to RTI figures, the state registered 1,515 cases ...

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Bhima-Koregaon riots: Right-wing leader seeks Prakash Ambedkar’s arrest

Maharashtra: Right-wing Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide alias Guruji on Monday demanded the arrest of Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar and others for allegedly inciting the riots of January 1 in Bhima-Koregaon and its subsequent fallout. Speaking to the media, ...

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Una victims seek to convert to Buddhism

Ahmedabad: The Dalit family that was victim of public flogging by self-styled cow protection group in Una district of Gujarat state has now submitted a memorandum to district collector seeking permission to embrace Buddhism. “We have today submitted a memorandum ...

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Koregaon Bhima violence: Three held for bid to blacken Ekbote face in court premises

After special judge Prahlad Bhagure extended Ekbote’s police custody by two days, Sanjay Haridas Waghmare (40), a Dalit associated with an outfit called Ganimi Kava Yuva Seva Sangh, threw black colour at Ekbote, some of which landed on him Maharasthra ...

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DALIT-MUSLIM EKTA MANCH: MEVANI’S NEW MOVE

Dalit leader and Congress supported independent MLA Jignesh Mevani is all set to form an organisation named ‘Dalit Muslim Ekta Manch’. Mevani surfaced in the political arena of Gujarat post infamous Una Dalit flogging incident that took place in July ...

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After Repeated Communal Violence, a Gujarat Village Stands Polarised

The rise in the number of communal incidents targeting Muslims has happened after a local unit of the Bajrang Dal was established, villagers in Chhatral say. Chhatral (Gujarat): On March 5, Farzan Hussain Saiyyed, a 32-year-old farmer from Chhatral village, Kalol ...

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