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Dalit woman ‘raped, murdered’ in Rajasthan

The police have registered an FIR against three people — Panna Lal Jat, his wife Gita Devi and son Gurdip — for allegedly murdering the woman whose body was found hanging from a tree near their house on April 20. ...

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Mentally challenged Dalit girl found four months pregnant; was raped by 3 youths for months

Agra: An 18-year-old mentally challenged Dalit girl was found to be four months pregnant when she was taken to a hospital by her parents for her medical examination. According to the girl’s family, she was raped by three youths from ...

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Five months after crime, two youths arrested for raping minor Dalit girl

The accused allegedly tried to strike a comprise through the panchayat by making an offer of Rs 3 lakh to the victim’s family India: A minor Dalit girl was forced to undergo medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) five months after being ...

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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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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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Meerut gangrape: 16-year-old Dalit girl speaks out five months after incident; two arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Meerut : Two men were arrested on Saturday for the gang rape of a 16-year-old Dalit girl, who is from Meerut’s Khakhoda area, according to a report that the incident occurred in December 2017, but the girl remained silent for ...

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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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Dalit woman lawyer alleges rape, assault by senior

LUCKNOW: A Dalit woman advocate on Saturday lodged an FIR against her senior, accusing him of sexually exploiting her for the past three years. She claimed that though she was being exploited for a long time, she lodged FIR after the man assaulted ...

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Dalit woman lawyer alleges rape, assault by senior

LUCKNOW: A Dalit woman advocate on Saturday lodged an FIR against her senior , accusing him of sexually exploiting her for the past three years. He, however, raped me in the hotel room,” she said.He assaulted and insulted me also, ...

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Kanpur: Fifteen-year-old Dalit ‘raped’ by father, four others

The girl, a native of Unnao, has alleged that the four men – Virendra, a property dealer, Ravi, Rakesh Kumar and her neighbour – had confined and then gangraped her. Kanpur: A 15-year-old Dalit girl has filed a police complaint, ...

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Body of 6-year-old Dalit girl found in Pilibhit, family alleges rape and murder

UttarPradesh: After two cases of rape and murder in Etah district, decomposed body of a six-year-old Dalit minor girl child, missing from home for the past one week, was recovered from a field of Kalinagar area in Pilibhit district of ...

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Class 6 Dalit girl confined, raped for 2 days by relative in Odisha

The accused Muna Naik (35), a father of three children, of the same village was arrested. Bhawanipatna: A minor Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by one of her distant relatives at Dumerpadar in Kalahandi district, police said on Friday. ...

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Minor Dalit girl gangraped, forced to abort; panchayat tries to settle case

Meerut: In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl who became pregnant following her gangrape was forced by a local panchayat in Kharkhauda area of Meerut to settle the case in exchange of Rs 3 lakh. A case under sections ...

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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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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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Why are children’s bodies battlefields of communal and family wars?

Children’s bodies are ‘feminised’ the same way as women’s bodies are. Bodies become frontlines where men fight their wars, bond through gangrapes and communicate messages of hatred towards other communities. Jammu and Kashmir: An eight-year-old girl from the Muslim nomadic ...

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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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Dalit girl ‘raped’ by employer

Moga, April 12 A 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by the owner of a finance company, in which she was working as a help, at Dashmesh Nagar in Moga, police officials said here on Monday.The girl told the police ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Dalit woman commits suicide after being sexually harassed by two men

UttarPradesh: A 38-year-old Dalit woman committed suicide after facing sexual harassment by two men at Jolla village in the district, police said. The woman’s body was found hanging in her cottage and a suicide note was also recovered from the ...

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Teenage Dalit girl raped by neighbour in Etah district

“On Wednesday afternoon Gulab Ali invited me at his home for lunch, as his family was celebrating a local festival. AGRA: The Etah Police on Friday arrested a man for allegedly raping a minor girl. After the FIR, the girl ...

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Kathua, Unnao rape cases: Your silence is unacceptable, Rahul Gandhi tells PM Modi

“PM Modi likes to use catchy slogans like “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” to win elections. But, typically, he goes unusually silent when betis are raped, brutalized, and murdered. Mr PM: how many more atrocities will it take for you to ...

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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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Bharat bandh LIVE Updates: Security beefed up in MP, UP and Rajasthan after Home Ministry advisory

Anti-quota bandh LIVE updates: The Union Home Ministry on Monday issued a nationwide advisory to ensure that adequate security measures are put in place to prevent any violence during the bandh. The bandh call has not been endorsed by any ...

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UP: After long fight, Dalit couple gets permission to take ‘baraat’ through upper-caste streets

The district administration, however, said no political party members can participate, no weapons can be displayed, and no alcohol will be allowed. UttarPradesh: After months-long standoff with authorities, a Dalit groom in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj district has finally got permission to take ...

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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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Kasganj: Finally, UP Dalit groom allowed to take wedding procession through Thakur-dominated village

Sanjay Jatav, a 27-year-old block development council member, who has been trying to get “permission” to lead a grand baraat through the lanes adjoining upper caste Thakur houses, got his way on Sunday when district authorities got the two parties ...

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Hunger Strike to Protest Against Targeting of Dalit Activists During Bharat Bandh, Says Bhim Army Chief

Azad has been in jail for the last nine months in connection with last year’s Saharanpur riots. Saharanpur: In the aftermath of the nation-wide protests by Dalits against the alleged dilution of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) ACT, Dalit ...

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Madhya Pradesh: Dalit takes her dead foetus to police

  Bhopal: The police in Satna in Madhya Pradesh was late on Wednesday evening left shell-shocked when a 20-year-old Dalit woman produced a 5-month-old foetus before them as a testimony to her ordeal of being gang-raped for months and then ...

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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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Madhya Pradesh horror: Forced to abort after being allegedly raped for months, Dalit woman walks into SP office with six-month-old foetus wrapped in bag

According to State Crime Records Bureau, 5,300 incidents of rape were recorded in 2017. In 2016, 4,882 cases of crime against women were registered with police. Madhya Pradesh: A Dalit woman in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna has alleged that she was ...

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Police route-map for Kasganj Dalit groom’s baraat avoids Thakur areas, he asks why

The baraat has become a matter of honour for the 40 Thakur and five Jatav families of the Nizampur village, with neither willing to come to a compromise. Uttar Pradesh: A route map chalked by the district administration and police ...

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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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37 Dalit & tribals raped by upper castes, backward castes in 3 years

HYDERABAD: In the past three years, 37 Dalit and tribal women were raped in Hyderabad by accused belonging to either forward castes or backward castes, according to City Crime Records Bureau. In rape and murder cases, if the victim is a ...

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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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Dalit girl found dead in TN village; relatives say gang sexually abused and murdered her

CUDDALORE: A 16-year-old dalit girl was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a village near Bhuvanagiri in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu in the early hours of Tuesday. There were several injuries on her face and body and her clothes ...

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Non-Dalit criminals sparked Muzaffarnagar violence: Uttar Pradesh Police

“In Muzaffarnagar, we have evidence to prove that anti-social elements with criminal cases against them got mixed with protesters and indulged in violence. They (these elements) did not belong to SC or ST communities,” Additional DGP (Law and Order)  Muzaffarnagar: ...

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Dalit woman abducted, gangraped at gunpoint in Patiala, 6 booked

Patiala: In a shocking incident, a 36-year-old married Dalit woman was gangraped by six people in Patiala district, which happens to be the hometown of Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh. The incident took place on last Friday when the ...

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Three killed in Gwalior during Dalit protests cremated at midnight

The violence in several districts of the state, which emerged as the epicentre, erupted when Dalit groups were enforcing a ‘Bharat bandh’ to protest the Supreme Court’s March 20 ruling on the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) ...

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Dalit assertion

BHOPAL/LUCKNOW: At least nine persons were killed in violence that flared across north and central India on Monday, as protesters clashed with police, vandalised property, burnt vehicles, blocked trains and disrupted road traffic during a nationwide bandh  against the alleged ...

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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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Forum condemns increasing rape cases

HUBBALLI: Dalit, Alpasankyataand Hindulida Vargagala Okkoota staged a dharna in front of the tahsildar’s office here on Thursday condemning the recent rapes and murder of women and children in various parts of the country. Okkoota leader Dadapeer Betageri said that while the Centre is raising ...

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Tension in Jalalabad over Bharat Bandh call by Dalit groups, security stepped up

Police authorities had called Beopar Mandal as well as Balmiki Sangh representatives for a meeting on Sunday evening and heavy security had been deputed in the area as a precautionary measure. UttarPradesh: TENSION GRIPPED Fazilka district’s Jalalabad constituency after carcasses ...

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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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SC/ST Atrocities Act: Govt to file review petition against Supreme Court order

Union Minister Thawarchand Gehlot made the announcement through his official Twitter handle and appealed to the people to not agitate on this issue. India: The central government Friday decided to file a review petition against the Supreme Court order that ...

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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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JD(U) leader objects to UP govt introducing “Ramji’ in Ambedkar’s name

Rajak, who is the ruling party’s deputy leader in the state Assembly, alleged that circular issued by the UP government to this effect was an attempt to “impose the agenda of Manuvad” and “divert the attention of the Dalits from ...

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SC/ST Act ruling protest unites govt, Opp

Patna: Ruling and Opposition party MLAs on Wednesday came together to demand that the Centre file a review petition in the Supreme Court over the court’s recent ruling on the SC/ST Act. RJD, JDU, Congress and BJP MLAs sat on ...

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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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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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Punjab: Dalit activists protest against Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act

Led by Valmiki leader Dharamvir Sethi, the protesters burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave a call for a strike in Phagwara on April 2 in protest against the dilution of the Act, the police said. Pujab: ...

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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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Two get 7 yrs jail term for molesting, attacking Dalit girl

India: A local court on Monday sentenced two to men seven years’ imprisonment and fined them Rs 6,500 each for molesting and attacking a Dalit girl with sharp edged weapons while she resisted their advances. While the court of Additional ...

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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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QCrime: 10 Booked for Terror Funding; Dalit Men Tied, Beaten in MP

1. UP ATS Nabs 10 Persons on Terror-Funding Charges: Police The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police has arrested ten persons, who it claimed were linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba and allegedly involved in terror-funding activities. “Ten persons were arrested ...

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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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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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Married woman gang-raped, four booked

Tarn Taran, March 24 Amritsar: Four persons of Rasulpur village, 30 kilometers from here, have been booked under section 376 of the IPC and section 10 (3) of the SC/ST Act, 1989, by the Patti Sadar police in a gang ...

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Kasganj: Dalits, Thakurs in month-long tussle over taking out baraat

While the Dalits want to hold the procession (baraat) through the village, the dominant Thakurs are against it. UttarPradesh: Over the last month, the Kasganj administration and police have been trying, and failing, to broker a compromise between the Dalits ...

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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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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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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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15-year-old Dalit girl commits suicide

VARANASI: A 15-year-old Dalit girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself afire at a village in Ballia district on Wednesday night. A suicide note was also found in her house. The police arrested five teenage boys of the same village in this ...

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Retrograde move’: Activists slam top court’s directives on ‘misuse’ of SC/ST Act

Radhika Vemula came down heavily on the guidelines, saying “this is exactly what the government wanted” Delhi: The Supreme Court’s recent move to issue directions to prevent the ‘misuse’ of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) ...

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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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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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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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UP: Dalit youth thrashed and paraded naked by family members of his girlfriend in Muzaffarnagar

UttarPradesh: A 22-year-old backward caste youth was allegedly thrashed and paraded naked by the family members of his girlfriend, a dalit, after he was found with her in a restaurant here, police said today. Following the alleged incident, counter cases ...

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Minor Dalit girl allegedly burnt in UP’s Ballia district; 5 arrested

VARANASI: The body was sent for postmortem.It was the second case of death due to burns in Bhimpura area in a fortnight. VARANASI: A 15-year-old Dalit girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself afire at Kasesar village in Bhimpura police ...

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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 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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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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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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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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Youth rapes teenage Dalit girl, attempts suicide in Uttar Pradesh

BANDA: A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a youth in a village here, police said today. The victim had gone to attend to nature’s call yesterday when one Kuldeep allegedly raped her, Baberu Circle Officer Om Prakash said. ...

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Teacher booked for his bid to sexually assault minor Dalit girl

Shahjahanpur: A junior high school teacher has been booked for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a 14-year-old Dalit girl student at a village in Shahjahanpur district’s Madnapur block on Monday. The teacher, Mahendra Singh, was suspended by the Basic Shiksha ...

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Witness in gang-rape, suicide of Dalit woman attacked

Jaipur: In December last year, a 30-year-old Dalit woman, a mother of two boys, committed suicide after her family was repeatedly threatened by two men who barged into her home in July and gang-raped her. Last week, the prime witness ...

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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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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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3 booked for gangrape of Dalit girl, video of harassment turns up online

AGRA: Police have registered a case against three persons on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old Dalit girl in a forest area in Farrukhabaddistrict.  Though the incident happened on Saturday, the girl’s father lodged a police complaint only after a video ...

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Tamil Nadu: Dalit girl commits suicide after classmates tear up her Class 12 exam hall ticket

The girl’s family said one of the boys had been harassing her and had threatened to throw acid on her if she rejected his advances. Tamil Nadu: A 17-year-old Dalit girl committed suicide in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district after two ...

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Dalit youth murder accused Yuvaraj attacks idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor in Trichy Central Prison

TRICHY: Idol smuggler Subhash Kapoor was attacked by a fellow inmate in the high security block of the Trichy Central Prison on Tuesday evening. Kapoor sustained minor scratches after being slapped by S Yuvaraj, who is an accused in the murder of dalit youth Gokulraj ...

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Koregaon Bhima violence: Leftists, Naxalites led to violence, says Milind Ekbote

The apex court, which is hearing his anticipatory bail application, had extended Ekbote’s interim pre-arrest bail till March 14. Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote last month submitted a 10-page representation to the Shikrapur police station, where an FIR accusing him of ...

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Security cover to mother of rape victim withdrawn

The Kerala Police have withdrawn the security cover to the mother of the Dalit law student who was brutally raped and killed in Perumbavoor. The security was withdrawn citing that the woman faced no further threats to her life. “The ...

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Kunduli rape case: CFSL didn’t find any trace of semen on victim’s clothes, says Odisha Police

A 14-year-old Dalit girl of Kunduli area of Koraput district had alleged that she was gang-raped by “four men in uniforms” on October 10 last year near a jungle in Pottangi police station area of the district. Kolkata: The Central ...

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Signboard Carrying Photograph Of BR Ambedkar Found Damaged In UP

Following the incident, activists of the Dalit Sena led by district president Vikas Mediyan staged a demonstration, demanding action against the culprits MUZAFFARNAGAR:  A signboard carrying a photograph of BR Ambedkar outside a panchayat building was found damaged at Jadwad village ...

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Dalit woman set on fire by moneylenders succumbs in Uttar Pradesh

Two moneylenders had allegedly poured kerosene oil over Devi and set her on fire while she was sleeping in her house in Jajauli village on Thursday night. Uttar Pradesh: Four days after a 40-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly set on ...

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Three arrested for rape and murder of minor Dalit girl in Odisha

The decomposed body of the minor girl, who was missing from Sudasailo village under Govindpur police station limits of Cuttack district, was found from a paddy field. Odisha: Odisha police on Sunday arrested three persons on charges of raping and ...

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Dalit girl sexually harassed on way to school, accused fires at rescuers

Agra:When her brother shouted for help, local residents rushed to the spot but Shakir’s elder brother Aman Khan and friend Amanat stopped them. Agra: A Dalit teenager, a student of class 8, was allegedly sexually harassed on her way to ...

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One ‘witch’ raped, another killed

Ranchi: A 55-year-old tribal widow on Saturday lodged a complaint at Murhu thana in Khunti district alleging she had been raped by four men who accused her of being a witch while an 80-year-old Dalit woman of Chainpur, Palamau, was axed to death ...

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Dalit woman, 45, set ablaze over Rs. 20,000 loan in Uttar Pradesh

BALLIA: A Dalit woman was injured after she was allegedly set ablaze by some people over a loan they had given to her in Jajauli village in Ballia, following which two men were arrested, the police said today. The incident ...

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Samajwadi Party MLA, son booked for abducting Dalit woman zila panchayat member

AGRA/FIROZABAD: Samajwadi Party MLA from Sirsaganj Hariom Yadav and his son Vijay Pratap have been booked for allegedly abducting a Dalit woman zila panchayat member on March 2. The woman, a resident of a village under Pachokharapolice jurisdiction, and her father have been missing since the day ...

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Minor girl raped

TELANGANA : The parents of a 16-year-old dalit girl from Hamalibasti in Chilkalguda area on Friday alleged that their daughter was sexually assaulted over a period of time by their neighbour, police said. Based on a complaint lodged by the victim’s ...

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Dalit woman burnt alive on Women’s Day in UP

Uttar Pradesh : Around the time, when the country was celebrating International Women’s Day, a 40-year-old Dalit woman was burnt alive in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district, about 400 kilometres from here, for her alleged failure to pay the interest on ...

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Two teens dead within days of each other, one community lives ‘in fear’ of another in Rajasthan’s Bhiwadi

The charred body of Ajay Jatav, 14, was found Monday, some 250 m from the spot where his friend Neeraj Jatav had been murdered on March 2, during Holi celebrations. One of the boys was 16, his friend 14. They ...

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15 arrested after suicide bid by Dalit woman

A social panchayat imposed fine of Rs 51,000 on the woman. As she was poor, she could not pay the fine. Consequently, she was barred from using the village well and hand-pump. Tikamgarh police have arrested 15 persons of a ...

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Rajasthan: Dalit boy’s kin allege he was killed as he saw friend’s murder

The charred body of Ajay was found on Monday afternoon around 250 m from the spot where Neeraj was allegedly beaten to death during Holi celebrations on March 2. Bhiwadi  : A day after the charred body of a 17-year-old ...

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Bhima Koregaon violence: Dalit student, injured in clashes, discharged from hospital

Pavan KhengreA 23-year-old Dalit student Amit Parshuram Bongade, who was left seriously injured during the clashes that broke out near Koregaon Bhima on January 1, was discharged from the Sassoon General Hospital on Monday. Pavan Khengre Amit Parshuram Bongade, a ...

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Woman is burned alive ‘by man she had fought off when he tried to rape her’

A 31-year-old man was arrested at a train station apparently trying to flee the scene of the incident A man has been arrested for allegedly pouring kerosene over a woman and setting her on fire for turning down his advances. ...

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