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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BJP should spell out what it has done for Dalits: Meira Kumar

Congress had made K.R. Narayanan the President: former Lok Sabha Speaker Karnataka: Daughter of the former Vice-President Babu Jagjivan Ram and the former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has said that she, in her lifetime, has not seen such a ...

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Uneasy calm prevails at Bomminaickanpatti

19 arrested; 500 police personnel deployed MADURAI: With the arrest of 19 persons and deployment of additional police personnel, an uneasy calm prevailed at Bomminaickanpatti village in Periyakulam block on Sunday after violence and arson shook the village on Saturday. ...

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Woman’s murder: husband questioned

KERALA: The police on Saturday interrogated Viraju who set ablaze his wife Jeethu at Chengaloor a week ago. Jeethu succumbed to the burns later. Viraju, who was absconding after the attack on Sunday, was hiding in his cousin’s house in ...

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Dalit-Muslim clash near Theni

THENI: More than 30 persons were injured, three vehicles set on fire and two shops and household items in 50 houses of Muslims damaged in a clash between Muslims and Dalits at a village in Theni district, following a dispute ...

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Not a valid demand, say Dalit intellectuals

TAMIL NADU: The extraordinary demand by Dr. K. Krishnasamy that the Devendra Kula Vellalars should be removed from the SC list has its list of naysayers from within the community. There are two main lines of opposition to this demand: ...

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Rise in atrocities against Dalits,women under NDA govt.: Moily

‘Modi’s economic measures have resulted in loss of jobs’ MANGALURU: M. Veerappa Moily, former Chief Minister, said on Friday that after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government came to power at the Centre, atrocities against Dalits ...

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Dalit woman mortgages earrings to buy train ticket for NEET exam

T Kavitha, a Dalit woman in Thavuthayakulam in Ariyalur district, mortgaged her half sovereign gold earrings to buy tickets for her daughter Hema trip to Ernakulam for NEET. ARIYALUR: T Kavitha, a Dalit woman in Thavuthayakulam  in Ariyalur district, mortgaged ...

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Crimes against Dalits high in BJP-ruled States: Shinde

Karnataka : Referring to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that under BJP’s watch, a Dalit suffered an atrocity every 12 minutes and six Dalit women were raped everyday. Addressing presspersons along with ...

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Watch: A Dalit woman was forcefully evicted from a temple near Puducherry

The incident, where a gathered crowd told the woman that she was ‘not allowed to come here’, took place during a 20-day long festival. Puducherry: A video posted on Twitter on April 30, showing a Dalit woman being refused entry ...

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Dalits seek restoration of assigned land

VISAKHAPATNAM: Dalits from K. Santapalem revenue village from K. Kotapadu met District Collector Pravin Kumar here on Monday and submitted a memorandum demanding that the land that was assigned to them in 1978 be restored. According to the dalits, as ...

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‘Ensure jobs to kin of Lakshmipet victims’

SC, ST panel chief seeks stern action against land-grabbers Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh State Scheduled Castes and Tribes Commission chairperson Karem Sivaji on Sunday directed the government departments to follow the rule of reservation strictly in recruitment and promotions. He expressed concern ...

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Dalits urged to take part in million march in large numbers

Ongole: Former MP of Amalapuram GV Harshakumar has called upon Dalits to take part in the proposed May 18 million march to be taken out from Nagarjuna University to Mangalagiri in large numbers to put pressure on the Center. He ...

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After 15 days, Kerala CM says rights panel politicising custody death of Sreejith

The cold-blooded murder of Sreejith—father of a three-year-old girl—belonging to Varappuzha in Kochi, on 9 April, has raised questions as to whether the guardians of the law in the state have become murderers in uniform. Kerala : The Marxist Chief ...

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2 Indians nominated for Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy

Dalit writer Mimi Mondal and lawyer Gautam Bhatia are on the shortlist for the Oscars of the sci-fi world. Kolkata-: Kolkata-born Mimi Mondal has become the first Indian writer nominated for a Hugo award for a book she co-edited. Also ...

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Caring cops conduct Dalit girl’s wedding

Karimnagar: Cops are not just keepers of law, they are public-spirited too, or at least that is what one gets to understand, going by the altruistic trait shown by them in a faraway Telangana village. In an exemplary move, the ...

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Dalits, Adivasis must unite to defeat BJP: Mevani

Asks State govt to give land to landless tribespeople KERALA: Dalit activist and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has called upon all Dalit and Adivasi organisations to join forces to remove the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power at the Centre ...

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DMK has 1 Dalit among its 65 district secretaries

The party is an unflinching advocate of social justice, which has caste-based reservation at its core. Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) spearheaded an agitation recently to oppose attempts to dilute the SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The party is ...

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Dalit man from Kerala dies in police custody in TN, family alleges torture

Yogesh’s brother Babu alleged that he was picked up by the Tamil Nadu police on April 10 but a case was charged only four days later. Kerala :A dalit man from Varanatharappilli in Thrissur died while in police custody in ...

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Dalit man from Kerala dies in Tamil Nadu police custody

THRISSUR: A 42-year-old Dalit man from Varanatharappilli in Thrissur has died while in custody of Tamil Nadu Police. The police officials at Pudukkad gave the name of the victim as Thiruvanchikkulam Yogesh of Kalavarakkunnu, near Varantharappilli. Yogesh died in hospital on Saturday night. The said ...

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SC, ST outfits to fight against ‘dilution’ of POA Act

Plan State-level Mahagarjana at Ongole on May 5 ANDHRA PRADESH: The Karamchedu incident that claimed the lives of six Dalits in Prakasam district in 1984 following differences with upper caste people was a rallying point for Dalit and tribal organisations ...

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From fringes, Madigas of Karnataka ask Congress: Our votes count, why don’t we?

Despite being the single largest community at nearly nine per cent within the umbrella of Dalits who make up nearly 20 per cent of the state population, the Madigas have not got the political and social push needed to ensure upward ...

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Gender barrier: How Tamil Nadu women leaders operate in shadow of violence

Menaka’s murder shook panchayat politics and rural governance in Tamil Nadu, especially members of Tamil Nadu Women Panchayat Presidents’ Federation   Tamil Nadu: Even by normal standards of violence in Tamil Nadu’s panchayat politics, the events of March 29, 2001, ...

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Dalit organisations to form larger alliance

New movement will seek a revamp of the Kerala Model through land redistribution KERALA: Various Dalit, Adivasi organisations and like-minded democratic movements will jointly launch a struggle based on the slogan ‘Land, Civil Rights, Power’ in Kerala. Announcing the formation of ...

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Tamil Nadu’s Women Leaders Live, Work In The Shadow Of Violence

Urapakkam (Kancheepuram district), Tamil Nadu: Even by normal standards of violence in Tamil Nadu’s panchayat politics, the events of March 29, 2001, were troubling. Menaka, 35, the feisty dalit president of Urapakkam panchayat near Tambaram, a Chennai suburb, was hacked to ...

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Thiruvananthapuram: Dalit complainant shifted

Association reiterates demand for appropriate action against Sinha. Thiruvananthapuram: The dalit employee who complained of harassment at the hands of a senior IAS officer has been shifted to the chief minister’s grievances redressal cell. The CPM-led Kerala Secretariat Employees’ Association criticised ...

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Dalits, tribals in academia at the receiving end’

Activists concerned about lack of tolerance for dissent TAMIL NADU: Activists from across India have expressed concern about what they see as increasing hostility directed at Dalits, tribals and women in colleges and universities. At a three-day tribunal organised by ...

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Staff who complained against principal secy transferred

Thiruvanthapuram: A Dalit class four employee in the secretariat was transferred to another department after he lodged a complaint against the principal secretary Vishwanath Sinha alleging ill treatment at office. He has been moved to the chief minister’s grievance cell. ...

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Disabled Dalit woman raped in Andhra, police hunt for the accused

The police have registered a case of rape and also under sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Ac Andhra Pradesh: In a shocking incident, a disabled Dalit woman was allegedly raped in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh late on ...

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Physically-challenged woman gang-raped in Vizianagaram

Hunt on for auto driver, two others ANDHRA PRADESH : A physically challenged woman was raped by three persons on Sunday on the outskirts of the town even as the nation was registering its strong protest over the Kathua and ...

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UoH Dalit-Adivasi teachers stage hunger strike over roster policy

TELANGANA: About 30 faculty members of the University of Hyderabad (UoH) staged a relay hunger strike outside the varsity gate on Saturday demanding that the Ministry of Human Resource Development roll back its new roster policy. University Grants Commission-Ministry of ...

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Tamil Nadu Church accused by ‘Dalit Christians’ of discrimination, including untouchability

Tamil Nadu : As per a report released on Monday by Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF), ‘Dalit Christians’ are prone widespread discrimination within the Church. These findings were based on a public hearing for the alleged atrocities like untouchability committed against the ...

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Principal held for Rs one lakh bribe for Dalit boy’s admission in Chennai

CHENNAI: The principal of a Kendriya Vidyalaya school here was caught red handed on Monday when he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh for allotting a Class one seat to a Dalit boy under RTE quota, the ...

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Centre neglecting Dalits, tribals: Kadiyam

Ambedkar Bhavans in Manakondur and Thimmapur at a cost of Rs. 50 lakh TELANGANA: Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari has accused the Union government of ngeligent and indifferent attitude towards Dalits and tribals in the country. He said that the ...

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Dalit youth commits suicide in Palakkad

Local people allege police harassment KERALA: Traffic on the busy Palakkad-Pollachi road was disrupted for several hours on Tuesday evening after local people at Pallatheri, near here, staged a protest accusing the police of mentally harassing a 27-year-old Dalit youth, ...

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‘Dalit Christians still trapped in caste’

Subjected to untouchability, denial of priesthood and opportunities: TNUEF report CHENNAI: Discrimination against Dalits and practice of caste is rampant within the Church, said a report released by the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF) on Monday. The report was ...

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CBI nabs Kendriya Vidyalaya school Principal for accepting bribe for admission of dalit student

CHENNAI: The CBI sleuths have arrested the principal of Kendra Vidyalaya, Ashok Nagar on Monday night on charges of demanding a bribe for an admission in the school. The arrested has been identified as E Ananthan, principal of KV, Ashok Nagar. ...

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Kerala police take uncharacteristically severe steps to quell Dalit protests; CPM invites charges of selective action

Kerala : Most political parties and commerce and industry representatives in Kerala supported a hartal (shutdown strike) called by Communist Party of India (Marxist) to protest against the execution of former Iraq president Saddam Hussein in December 2006. No eyebrows ...

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Kerala hartal LIVE UPDATES: Dalit outfit’s leader taken into custody, exams postponed across state

Kerala hartal LIVE UPDATES: Various Dalit outfits have given a dawn-to-dusk bandh call in the state to protest the alleged dilution of the SC-ST Act. Follow this space to track all the latest developments from the state. Kerala : A week ...

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Owaisi pitches for Dalit-Muslim unity

Development comes with unity between communities: TS Deputy CM TELANGANA: Making a strong pitch for Dalit-Muslim unity, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said that he believes that both communities could come together. The Hyderabad parliamentarian was speaking at ...

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Call for Dalit chief for TNCC

CHENNAI: A clutch of Congress leaders on Friday demanded that a Dalit be appointed as the next president of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. An interaction in this regard was organised at the Chennai Press Club on Friday. It was ...

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Dalit organisations in Kerala call for hartal on April 9 over dilution of SC/ST Act

Their demands included a judicial inquiry probe into the killings in the Bharat Bandh, murder cases filed and their families compensated. Kerala: Just days after the Bharat Bandh – called by Dalits over the Supreme Court’s recent guidelines against the ...

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CHENNAI: YOUTH HELD FOR RAPE AND MURDER OF MINOR DALIT GIRL

Chennai: The Orathur Police arrested a youth in connection with the recent rape and murder of a 16-year-old dalit girl in Cuddalore district. The accused has been identified as S Manikandan, 25. The police didn’t divulge any further details about ...

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Dalit organisations call for hartal in Kerala on Monday

KOTTAYAM: Various Dalitorganisations have called for a hartal (protest) in the state on Monday (April 9). The dawn-to-dusk hartal is in protest of the killings of Dalits during the recently held nationwide bandh called by dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST ...

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SC/ST Act, Andhra special status, farmer distress: Sonia and Rahul lead charge against Centre

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi led a protest by Opposition members against the BJP-led government outside Parliament on Thursday raising several issues including atrocities against Dalits and farmer distress. AndhraPradesh: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul ...

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Attacks on Dalits will increase because of court order

Rajamahendravaram: TDP leader Dalit Ratna Kasi Naveen Kumar said that because of the fresh orders of apex court on SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, many Dalit will face problems and expressed concern that attacks on Dalits may be increased. Participating in ...

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Tamil Dalit leaders meet CM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Office-bearers of major Dalit organisations in Tamil Nadu interacted with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in his office here on Tuesday. They included the Adi Tamilar Kakshi, Untouchability Eradication Front and Social Justice Kakshi. They presented Mr Vijayan with the ...

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Hyderabad University suspends Dalit Phd Scholar over alleged misconduct

Hyderabad: Hyderabad University today suspended a Dalit PhD scholar for six months over alleged misconduct and indiscipline. Lingam Swami Baikani has been suspended for allegedly misbehaving with an assistant professor of the Centre for Health Psychology. The university has also ...

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Cheated by moneylenders, Dalits in Kerala fight against law used to evict them from their homes

Moneylenders decamp with lakhs taken as bank loans after mortgaging property of poor who borrowed from them. Banks are using Sarfaesi Act to recover their dues.  Kerala:Velikkathara Susheela spends most of her time these days inside her home that stands ...

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Bharat bandh: Telangana CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao condemns attacks on Dalits

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief demanded that the judiciary take into account the feelings, agony and opinion of the Dalits. He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak with the Supreme Court Chief Justice in this regard. Telangana: Telangana ...

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Dalits take out rally against SC ruling

VISAKHAPATNAM: As part of ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the Dalits against the Supreme Court order, members of Dalit Hakkula Porata Samithi and State Dalit JAC, staged a dharna at Maddilapalem Junction, here on Monday. The members staged the protest ...

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Tripura CM mulls to set up food processing unit in ADC village for tribal’s earning

Agartala, Apr 2: In view of dilapidated condition of the tribal population in Tripura’s TTAADC area of Champaknagar village under the Jirania Sub-divison of West Tripura District, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday mulled for a food processing unit ...

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Arrest of two ex-students foiled plot to kill Hyderbad Central University V-C, say police

The arrested were Ankala Prudviraj (27), a native of Krishna district, and Chandan Kumar Mishra (28) of Howrah in West Bengal Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh have claimed to have foiled a CPI (Maoist) plot to kill University of Hyderabad vice-chancellor ...

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Suicide case: members of Dalit outfits held for staging road roko

They had sought action against the college TAMIL NADU: Two office-bearers and four members of Dalit outfits, who staged a road roko near the Collector’s Bungalow here on Friday after a Dalit student committed suicide in the college hostel were ...

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CPM-led Dalit Shoshan group protest today

The DSMM which functions as Pattika Jathi Kshema Samiti (PKS) in the state has decided to take out Raj Bhavan march on April 6. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: While Dalit organisations have given a Bharat Bandh call on April 2 to protest against dilution ...

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Suicide case: members of Dalit outfits held for staging road roko

They had sought action against the college TAMIL NADU: Two office-bearers and four members of Dalit outfits, who staged a road roko near the Collector’s Bungalow here on Friday after a Dalit student committed suicide in the college hostel were arrested ...

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Cops book three of dalit family for abetting suicide of woman

Tirupur: In a sudden turn of events, three members of a dalit family, which was allegedly forced to fall at the feet of non-dailts, were booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of an elderly gounder woman near Kangeyam in Tirupur ...

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Kerala School Kids Not Filling Caste, Religion Info: Is It Enough?

  Kerala: On Wednesday morning, Kerala society had a new subject of discussion. Education Minister C Raveendranath told the Assembly that the school records of as many as 1,23,630 students in the state have empty religion and caste columns. The ...

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Govt to file review petition against dilution of SC-ST Act: Paswan

India: A delegation of Dalit ministers and MPs led by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday to discuss issues related to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) and said the government will ...

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Scheme to provide house-site pattas to Dalits stalls

Land acquisition mandated by law for this purpose has ground to a halt; govt. cites the ‘unwillingness’ of landowners TAMIL NADU: A 40-year-old land acquisition law, meant for providing Dalits with house-site pattas (documentary evidence of their right over land), ...

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10 Real Stories of Inter-Caste Marriages from India

Couples belonging to different castes in India face difficulties like no other if they want to marry. Some fail and some succeed. Here are 10 real stories of couples and their inter-caste marriages. India: The term ‘inter-caste marriages’ makes one ...

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‘Sand mining going on unabated in Krishna river’

VISAKHAPATNAM: Sand mining is going on unabated in Krishna river very close to the capital region, which might create a huge problem for Amaravati, environmental activist Bolisetty Satyanarayana said here on Wednesday. Speaking on behalf of Jai Jan Jodo Abhiyan, an NGO ...

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CRPF distributes bicycles to tribal girl students

Kakinada: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is always working for a better society and striving to maintain the law and order in the agency areas, by providing necessary support to the police department, said the CRPF 39th Battalion Commandant ...

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Tribals in Agency missing without a trace

Kothagudem: The number of missing cases being registered at various police stations in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district has been increasing day-by-day. With many agency areas in the district, several tribals are going missing. Since they are illiterate, the tribals depend on labour work ...

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SC/ST Act: A Hostile Environment and an ‘Atrocious’ Interpretation

The SC has taken easy recourse to the language of public morality, setting aside the centrality of constitutional morality to constitutional reasoning. India: The decision of the two-judge bench of the Supreme Court in SK Mahajan vs State of Maharashtra (criminal appeal no.416 ...

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VILLUPURAM MURDER: POLICE NAB DALIT BOY’S KILLER, FIND OUT HE IS A ‘SERIAL BURGLAR AND RAPIST’

Chennai: Nabbed by police recently for 9-year-old dalit boy’s murder near Villupuram, V.Thillainathan grew up accustomed to a life of house-breaks and rapes, say police. The 36-year-old dropped out of school when was in class V, and started committing burglaries. ...

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Dalit family attack case: Cuddalore serial rapist, murderer on the run held

VILLUPURAM: With the arrest of a history-sheeter, the police claim to have cracked the sensational Vellamputhur Dalit family attack case, in which an eight-year-old was clubbed to death and his 14-year-old sister and mother severely injured. Police said V Thillainathan ...

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Enraged Over Relationship With Dalit Man, Father Kills Daughter

Kozhikode: Clutching a gold thaali in his hand, 27-year-old Brijesh, an army man from Koyilandy, walked into the Medical College Hospital in Kerala’s Kozhikode on the morning of 23 March. He had been told that his bride-to-be, Athira, had sustained some minor ...

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50 yrs after Dalit’s killing, things remain the same

Vijayawada: Even after 70 years of Independence, atrocities are still being committed against Dalits. The discrimination, which they have been facing down the years, deviates from the Constitutional protections and the laws to prevent such social maladies in the country. ...

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Kerala honour killing: Dalit groom hangs on to the wedding sari

It was an end the couple had feared for long, with Rajan, an Ezhava, opposed to his 22-year-old daughter’s relationship with Brijesh, a Dalit. Numerically the largest community in Kerala, the Ezhavas are backward caste Hindus. Kerala:Friends and relatives were ...

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Dalits determined to construct Ram temple in Prakasam

They are denied entry into a privately managed temple at Vardhinenipalem ANDHRA PRADESH: Dalits aspiring for upward social mobility are making a valiant bid to construct a temple of Lord Rama of their own in a remote village in Prakasam ...

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‘Justice eludes victims of caste discrimination’

Dalit outfits express discontent over SC ruling on SC/ST Act ANDHRA PRADESH: Even decades after the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act came into force in the country, nothing has changed for the victims of caste discrimination, said ...

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Dalits determined to construct Ram temple in Prakasam

They are denied entry into a privately managed temple at Vardhinenipalem ANDHRA PRADESH: Dalits aspiring for upward social mobility are making a valiant bid to construct a temple of Lord Rama of their own in a remote village in Prakasam district ...

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Tripura: Enduring Peace

Tripura has become a role model for other insurgency-afflicted States in India’s Northeast. Tripura: Tripura once again remained as the most peaceful among the seven troubled States of India’s Northeastern region, in terms of insurgency-related violence, as the State Government ...

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Dad who murdered girl on wedding eve arrested

Kozhikode: The police have arrested the 43-year-old man who stabbed to death his daughter on the eve of her marriage, angered over her decision to tie the knot with a Dalit youth. Rajan, who was taken into custody yesterday itself, admitted that ...

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Tribal girl to climb up Mt Everest

Seetampet: Tribal student Kondagorre Renuka is embarking upon an unusually huge adventure trip. She is going to climb up the summit of the mount Everest. He has left her home in Nulakajodu village of Bhamini mandal and will be trained at ...

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Father who killed daughter day before her wedding was a drunkard: Kerala Police

MALAPPURAM: The police have confirmed Thursday’s murder of a girl at Pathanapuram, near Areekode, as honour killing and arrested Rajan, 42, father of the victim, in connection with the incident. Areekode sub-inspector Shinod K told Express that a case has ...

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Drunk father allegedly stabbed his daughter moments before her wedding with a Dalit boy

 Kerala: In a shocking incident, a bride was allegedly stabbed by her father on her wedding day amid of her marrying to a Dalit boy. According to a report, in a suspended case of honour killing, the father of a ...

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Father kills daughter a day before her marriage with Dalit youth in Kerala

The incident took place at Arikkod in Malappuram on Thursday evening. A man on Thursday stabbed to death his 21-year old daugther, a day before she was to marry her lover, a Dalit, police said. The incident took place at ...

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Harassment of dalit women: ICDS officer may face the heat

The death of Sumathi enraged her colleagues in the district, who on Thursday plunged in to an indefinite strike. TIRUNELVELI: The strike by Anganwadi workers in Tirunelveli over the suicide of one of their co-workers Sumathi, who allegedly resorted to the ...

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Kerala man stabs daughter to death ahead of marriage to Dalit

Local panchayat member Raihana K V said Rajan was opposed to the marriage due to the caste factor, and was not willing to discuss the issue. Kerala: A man in Kerala’s Malappuram district stabbed his daughter on the eve of ...

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Demand to register cases against KCR, Eatala

Musheerabad: State convener of TMASS John Wesley on Thursday demanded registration of cases under the SC, ST (Atrocity prevention) Act against Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Finance Minister Eatala Rajender for allegedly diverting funds set apart for SCs and STs. ...

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Meagre Funds, No Salary: How Tamil Nadu’s Women Leaders Still Succeed

Nachangulam Panchayat, Sivagangai district (Tamil Nadu): What is it like to do a full-time job without a salary? Especially if you are a dalit or an adivasi woman and your daily earnings sustain your family? Ask Rajanikandham, a dalit daily wage ...

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Chennai: Two armed reserve personnel try to immolate self near DGP office, allege bias

CHENNAI: Tension prevailed on Kamarajar Salai here for some time on Wednesday when two armed reserve policemen from Theni district attempted self-immolation in front of the State police headquarters, after accusing certain senior officials of caste-based discrimination. Around 5.30 pm ...

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Probe over, chargesheet filed in Dalit girl rape case

BENGALURU:The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has completed the probe and submitted the chargesheet to the court in connection with the gruesome rape and murder of a 14-year-old dalit girl in Vijayapura.On December 19 afternoon, the girl was allegedly kidnapped, raped ...

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Dalits will lose their identity if they vote for BJP, says Buddhist monk

‘BJP is conspiring to change Constitution framed by Ambedkar’ Karnataka: Bante Bodhidamma, an internationally recognised Buddhist monk, has warned the Dalit community that they would lose their identity and recognition in the society if they vote for the BJP. Addressing ...

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