State

The aftermath of an inherited exclusion

Sankar Venkateswaran’s new play examines the 1871 Criminal Tribes Act through a fine theatrical sieve We are assuredly no stranger to Victorian-era statutes in our law-books whose ramifications are being felt to this day — Section 377 is one egregious ...

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Punjab Dalit woman’s household scared to depart house

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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Minister ‘dog’ slur after Dalit protest

Bangalore: Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde on Saturday called his critics “barking dogs” after a protest by Dalits during his visit to Bellary, prompting calls for his sacking. A large crowd had blocked the car carrying the skill development and entrepreneurship ...

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Post bhog row, Dalit family, gurdwara panel strike deal

But Sikh organisations cry foul, demand public apology Sangrur, January 21 Manwala resident Kaka Singh and his family, who had accused village gurdwara committee of not allowing them to perform the “bhog” of their mother on January 17, today entered ...

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Loan recovery agents allegedly crush Dalit farmer under tractor in UP’s Sitapur

Gyan Chandra, 45, of Bhauri village in Sitapur had taken a loan of Rs 5 lakh from a finance firm in 2015 to purchase a tractor. Loan recovery agents allegedly crushed a Dalit farmer under a tractor in Sitapur on ...

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