Dalit: News

25 Sep 2023


Bihar: Dalit woman stripped, urinated upon over Rs. 1,500 loan

A Dalit woman in Bihar's Patna district was allegedly stripped, beaten, and urinated upon by a moneylender and his associates after she reported his unjust demands to the police, PTI reported.

28 Aug 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Dalit man killed, mother stripped over sister's assault case

A Dalit man was reportedly beaten to death by a mob and his mother was stripped in the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh after they refused to withdraw a sexual harassment case filed by his sister in 2019.

20 Aug 2023

Amazon Prime Video

'Pallavi Menke is me': Neeraj Ghaywan on #MadeInHeaven2 controversy

Made in Heaven 2's team courted controversy when Coming Out as Dalit author Yashica Dutt blamed the makers recently for using her life's story in the fifth episode sans credit.

23 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Dalit man's face, body allegedly smeared with feces

In another shocking development from Madhya Pradesh, a Dalit man's face and body were allegedly smeared with human excrement by another man belonging to a different caste in Chhatarpur district.

SC dismisses plea against job for Hathras rape victim's kin

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Uttar Pradesh government's plea against the Allahabad High Court's direction to provide a job to the next of kin of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was raped and killed in Hathras in September 2020.

08 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Priyanka Gandhi's PA booked for 'misbehaving' with 'Bigg Boss' contestant

Uttar Pradesh Police booked Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's personal assistant (PA) for allegedly misbehaving and threatening Bigg Boss 16 contestant Archana Gautam.

US: Seattle becomes first city to ban caste discrimination

In a historic move, Seattle on Tuesday became the first city in the United States to outlaw caste discrimination.

27 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur horror: Teacher drills student's hand for forgetting number table

A teacher in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh allegedly used a power drill on the hand of a primary standard student on Thursday after he could not recite a number table, the police reportedly said.

26 Oct 2022

Bahujan Samaj Party

MP: Dalit man, parents shot dead for harassing neighbor's wife

A man belonging to a dominant caste along with five of his kin are accused of shooting dead his neighbor and parents, belonging to the Dalit community, on allegations of harassing his wife in Devran village of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday.

13 Sep 2022

Tamil Nadu

You're untouchable as long as you're Hindu: DMK's A Raja

A video of Tamil Nadu's ruling party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) MP A Raja has stirred up a hornet's nest.

18 Aug 2022


Civic Chandran: After 'provocative' dress, Kerala court questions woman's caste

Kerala writer and social activist Civic Chandran has been in the news this week for two sexual harassment cases against him.

16 Aug 2022


'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

Saddened by the demise of a nine-year-old Dalit boy in an alleged caste crime, Rajasthan MLA Pana Chand Meghwal sent his resignation to CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

14 Aug 2022


Rajasthan: Dalit boy thrashed for touching 'upper caste' waterpot, dies

A nine-year-old Dalit student at a private school in the village of Surana, Rajasthan, reportedly died on Saturday, days after he was allegedly beaten by a teacher for touching a drinking waterpot meant for "upper caste" people.

06 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 27 get life term for Dalit triple murder

The Special Court for Exclusive Trial established under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Act) recently sentenced 27 people to life in prison in connection with the brutal murder of three Dalits in Tamil Nadu's Sivagangai district in 2018.

05 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Why is BJP reaching out to Pasmanda Muslims? Who're they?

At the recently concluded Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national executive conclave in Hyderabad, PM Narendra Modi made a special mention of Pasmanda Muslims and emphasized the need for their social empowerment.

23 Dec 2021

Yogi Adityanath

UP orders investigation into Ayodhya temple land deals after exposé

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into land dealings in Ayodhya near the Ram temple

12 Aug 2021


Dalit girl rape: SDM seeks protection of victim's parents, witnesses

The Delhi Police said the district authorities have sought protection for the parents of the Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and killed in southwest Delhi's Old Nangal area last week.

06 Aug 2021


'200 Halla Ho' trailer: Dalit women's oppression and their rebellion

The impactful trailer of Sarthak Dasgupta's 200 Halla Ho is here.

22 Jun 2021


UP: Dalit woman accuses man of rape, blackmail, forced conversion

A Dalit woman in Bareilly has alleged that a Muslim youth raped her after befriending her through social media, and accused his family of forced conversion for marriage, police said on Monday.

12 May 2021

West Bengal Elections

NCSC asked to postpone Bengal visit inquiring into 'Dalit atrocities'

The West Bengal government has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) to postpone its visit to the state to inquire into alleged atrocities against Dalits during post-poll violence in the state, citing the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and protocols.

02 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Four men tortured Dalit man suspecting affair with their kin

In a horrific incident, a 22-year-old Dalit man was allegedly held captive and tortured by four people, who also inserted an iron rod in his rectum, on suspicion that he was having an affair with a girl of their family in Lakhimpur Kheri District, police said on Friday.

06 Jan 2021


Ahead of release, Richa Chadha's 'Madam Chief Minister' receives flak

Bollywood actor Richa Chadha's upcoming film Madam Chief Minister, which claims to follow the tale of an "untouchable who rises to the top," has come under fire after the poster of the political drama was released on Monday.

18 Dec 2020


Sundance Fest 2020 to feature three Indian films, new directors

Sundance Festival 2020 is just around the corner.

Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning

The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the Hathras gang-rape case, took the victim's brother with it on Tuesday for questioning, reports said.

08 Oct 2020


Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies at 74

In an unfortunate development, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has passed away, his son Chirag Paswan confirmed on Thursday evening. He was 74 years old.

07 Oct 2020


Pregnant Dalit teen killed in Uttar Pradesh for "bringing shame"

A 16-year-old teen belonging to the Dalit community was allegedly killed by her father and elder brother for bringing "shame to the family" with her pregnancy, reports TOI.

02 Oct 2020


Top UP officials served summons over Hathras gang-rape, hurried cremation

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday summoned senior officials of the Uttar Pradesh administration and high-ranked police officers in connection to the Hathras gang-rape incident and the hurried cremation of the 19-year-old Dalit victim.

01 Oct 2020

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Rahul, Priyanka detained, not allowed to march toward Hathras

Uttar Pradesh Police detained former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka on Thursday, just as they were on way to Hathras to meet the bereaved family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was raped earlier this month and succumbed to serious injuries on Tuesday.

01 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

After Hathras, another Dalit woman gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh, dies

Just as the atrocities meted on the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras shocked India, another rape was reported from the same state — Uttar Pradesh.

31 Aug 2020

Indian Penal Code

AP: Man beaten, tonsured over alleged theft at filmmaker's home

A 20-year-old man was beaten using sticks, abused, and tonsured for allegedly stealing an iPhone from the house of film producer Nutan Naidu.

17 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Dalit couple assaulted in MP, six cops suspended, probe underway

An inhumane incident reported from Guna in Madhya Pradesh has led to the suspension of six police officers, and the transfer of District Collector and Superintendent of Police.

20 Feb 2020

Scheduled Castes

Accused of theft, Dalits thrashed; petrol poured in private parts

In a hair-raising incident, two Dalits, accused of stealing money from a two-wheeler showroom in Rajasthan, were tied and thrashed by a couple of men.

07 Feb 2020


Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

22 Aug 2019


Dalits forced to "drop" dead-bodies after denied access to crematorium

It's 2019 and caste discrimination is still alive and kicking in India. We were reminded of the same once again, after a discomforting case was reported from Tamil Nadu.

19 Aug 2019


#HarishJatavLynching: Government agrees to fair probe, family cremates his father

The family of Harish Jatav, who was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in July, performed the last rites of his father on Sunday after the Rajasthan government gave assurance of a fair probe.

17 Aug 2019

Andhra Pradesh

Cousins, who wanted to marry one another, thrashed in Andhra

A disturbing incident has been reported from Andhra Pradesh. A minor Dalit girl and her 20-year-old cousin, named Sai Kiran, were allegedly thrashed by a village elder as they wanted to marry each other.

15 Jul 2019


Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.

11 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Papa sent goons: BJP leader's daughter threatened for marrying Dalit

The daughter of a BJP leader from Uttar Pradesh has alleged her life is under threat from her own father, as she married a man belonging to lower caste.

16 May 2019

Narendra Modi

'Justice will be done': RaGa after meeting Alwar gang-rape survivor

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the survivor of the horrific Alwar gang-rape and said justice will be done, adding action will be taken against culprits.

13 Feb 2019

New York City

'Kaala', 'Masaan' shortlisted for first Dalit Film Festival in US

Art seeks to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable, giving voices to those who are silenced by societal structures of oppression.

18 Dec 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Seven IIT-Roorkee faculty members accused of sexual harassment

The #MeToo wave has now hit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.

08 Dec 2018

Yogi Adityanath

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.

06 Dec 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party today, saying it is dividing society.

06 Dec 2018


Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

Upset with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party on Thursday.

12 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

Twenty-five Dalits converted to Buddhism in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar) in a ceremony performed by Bodh Bhikshu Bhante Pergyashil.

06 Nov 2018


Odisha Congress MLA KC Sagaria resigns over Kunduli gangrape incident

Congress MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria today resigned as a member of the Odisha Assembly, protesting "injustice" meted out to an alleged gangrape victim of Kunduli, Koraput district (Odisha), who committed suicide earlier this year.

26 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Jignesh Mevani hurls abuses at PM Modi at Patna rally

While speaking at a rally in Patna, independent MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani was caught abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeatedly on camera.

Two-women prevented from climbing Sabarimala-hills. Will the row ever settle-down?

As the Sabarimala row in Kerala refuses to die down, Ayyappa devotees on Sunday prevented two Telugu-speaking women from climbing the holy hills.

#SeriesInFocus: 'Inside Edge', despite sloppiness, gets International Emmy nomination

'Inside Edge' recently got nominated for the International Emmy Awards. The cricket-themed Indian show that aired on Amazon will go up against Brazil's 'One Against All', Spain's 'Money Heist' and UK's 'Urban Myths'.

24 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man

A 22-year-old Dalit woman had to leave college after being allegedly harassed by a man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, police said today.

15 Sep 2018


Maharashtra: Owaisi's AIMIM, Ambedkar's BBM to merge for 2019 polls

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) will forge an alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra Assembly polls in 2019, party leaders announced.

13 Sep 2018


Bihar-shocker: Man buries wife inside house, as villagers deny cremation-land

In a shocking incident, a Mahadalit in Kewatgama village of Madhepura district in Bihar buried his dead wife inside his house, as villagers denied land for the cremation.

09 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

20-year-old beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh by unidentified persons

A 20-year-old Dalit youth was beaten to death by unidentified persons at Budhana town in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh.

04 Sep 2018


Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

02 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Atrocities against Dalits haven't increased under Modi govt: Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today said it was wrong to say that cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Narendra Modi government.

11 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: After BJP-minister garlands Ambedkar-statue, Dalit-lawyers 'purify' it with gangajal

The Ambedkar statue placed outside the district court in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, was 'purified' by Dalit lawyers on Friday after the BJP state general secretary Sunil Bansal garlanded it.

02 Aug 2018


Gujarat: Dalit youth sports mustache causing clash between Dalits, Rajputs

Members of Dalit and Rajput communities clashed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, after Karadia Rajputs, an OBC group, allegedly objected to a Dalit youth wearing shorts and sporting a mustache.

Cabinet reverses SC order, takes SC/ST Act to original form

Right before the 2019 elections and a week ahead of planned Dalit protests, the Union Cabinet has introduced a bill in parliament restoring the original provisions of the SC/ST Act.

16 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

#HistoryMade: Dalit-groom rides horse in Thakur-dominated UP-village

On Sunday, upper caste families of Nizampur village of Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh chose to either stay indoors or leave the village. The reason? The presence of heavy police in the locality.

09 Jul 2018


Rajasthan: Cook suspended for throwing-away food touched by lower-caste student

A woman cook was today removed from a government school in Rajasthan's Udaipur district after she allegedly threw away the midday-meal touched by a lower caste girl student.

07 Jul 2018


MP: Dalit man whipped 100 times for asking salary hike

In yet another barbaric incident of primitive, caste-based violence in India, a Dalit man from Madhya Pradesh was tied to a petrol pump and whipped 100 times with a belt for asking for a salary hike.

27 Jun 2018

Sexual Harassment

Muzaffarnagar: Youth attacks Dalit woman, mother for opposing sexual harassment

A 21-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly sexually harassed and her mother was attacked by a youth for opposing him at Bhokaheri village in Muzaffarnagar, police said today.

25 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Dalit thrashed for riding bike in front of sarpanch's house

A 30-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten up for riding a motorcycle past the house of a sarpanch in Dharampur village in Tikamgarh (MP), the police said.

20 Jun 2018


For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been served with showcause notice by Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (MSCPCR) for sharing the video of Dalit teens being beaten in Maharashtra village a few days ago.

17 Jun 2018


This all-women musical band from Bihar is breaking all stereotypes

A musical band formed by Dalit women is breaking social stereotypes in a tiny hamlet on the outskirts of Patna.

15 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: For bathing in well, two Dalit teens stripped, beaten

In a horrific incident, two Dalit boys were beaten by upper caste men in Vakadi village of Maharashtra's Jalgaon district for swimming in a well.

06 Jun 2018


Bhima Koregaon riots: Four Dalit activists, Nagpur University professor arrested

Police in Maharashtra have arrested four prominent Dalit activists along with a Nagpur University teacher with "Maoist links" for their role in the Bhima Koregaon riots of January.

03 Jun 2018


Dalits are adding 'Sinh' to their names to reclaim dignity

The 2016 Una uprising lit a fire in India's Dalit community that shows no signs of stopping. After the viral moustache social media campaign, it is now about the name 'Sinh.'

21 May 2018


Gujarat: Men mercilessly beat Dalit ragpicker amid deafening-screams, he died

An incident reported from Rajkot, Gujarat proves we are gradually taking scary steps towards an inhumane society.

06 May 2018


Congress celebrating Jayantis of Sultans for vote bank politics: PM

Accusing the Congress of distorting history as part of a conspiracy to divide society, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday flayed the Siddaramaiah government in the southern state of Karnataka for celebrating the "Jayantis of Sultans" for the sake of "vote bank politics".

04 May 2018

Mohan Bhagwat

'Stop drama of eating with Dalits': Mohan Bhagwat tells BJP-leaders

RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat advised BJP leaders to stop doing 'drama' of eating meals at Dalits' homes, and instead invite them to their houses, reported TOI.

Arrest shouldn't be so easy: Supreme Court on SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court (SC) has again refused to stay its ruling on the SC/ST Act, which, according to the Center, violated the powers of the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution.

02 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Uninvited, BJP minister barges into a Dalit man's house

Rajnish Kumar, a Dalit man from Aligarh, alleged that a BJP minister barged into his house, uninvited, with his own food, mineral water and cutlery.

01 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Dalit farmer allegedly forced to drink urine; four arrested

In a shocking incident, a Dalit from Badaun district, Uttar Pradesh, alleged he was forced to drink urine by upper caste men after he refused to harvest their fields.

30 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

According to Gujarat speaker, BR Ambedkar, PM Modi are Brahmins

Adding to the list of controversial statements made by BJP leaders recently, Gujarat speaker Rajendra Trivedi said Dalit icon BR Ambedkar was a Brahmin.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

For dinner with Yogi, Dalit family asked to 'keep-it-simple'

As part of BJP's 'Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan', which was launched by PM Narendra Modi on Ambedkar Jayanti, UP CM Yogi Adityanath will dine at a Dalit's house in village Kadhai Madhupur under Patti assembly segment of Pratapgarh, reports HT.

22 Apr 2018


When a head priest carried a Dalit on his shoulder

In a major attack on India's deep-rooted caste system, the head priest of Hyderabad's Chilkur Balaji recently carried a Dalit man on his shoulder into the revered temple's inner sanctum.

14 Apr 2018


Bihar govt. introduces Ambedkar's middle name 'Ramji' in official records

In a move to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti, the Bihar government, following in the footsteps of the UP government, has decided to introduce Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's middle name, 'Ramji', in government and court records.