Articles about Dalit

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

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.

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

18 Aug 2022

Kerala
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.

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

16 Aug 2022

Rajasthan
'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.

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

14 Aug 2022

Rajasthan
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.

Tamil Nadu: 27 get life term for Dalit triple murder

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.

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

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.

UP orders investigation into Ayodhya temple land deals after exposé

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

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

12 Aug 2021

Delhi
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.

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

06 Aug 2021

ZEE5
'200 Halla Ho' trailer: Dalit women's oppression and their rebellion

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

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

22 Jun 2021

Bareilly
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.

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

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.

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

06 Jan 2021

Mayawati
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.

Sundance Fest 2020 to feature three Indian films, new directors

18 Dec 2020

Hollywood News
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
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.

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan dies at 74

08 Oct 2020

Bihar
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.

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

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi en route to meet Hathras victim's family

03 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh
Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi en route to meet Hathras victim's family

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are proceeding toward Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, to meet the family of a 19-year-old woman who was raped and murdered.

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

02 Oct 2020

Lucknow
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.

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

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.

On way to Hathras, Rahul Gandhi claims he was lathi-charged

01 Oct 2020

Yogi Adityanath
On way to Hathras, Rahul Gandhi claims he was lathi-charged

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday claimed Uttar Pradesh Police lathi-charged him and pushed him to the ground, just as he was on his way to meet the bereaved family of the Hathras gang-rape victim.

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

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.

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

31 Aug 2020

iPhone
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.

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

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.

Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

25 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court
Delhi HC pulls up DGCA over Kunal Kamra's airlines ban

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) should not have asked airlines to put comedian Kunal Kamra on a no-fly list, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday while hearing a petition filed by him.

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

20 Feb 2020

Rajasthan
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.

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

Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

17 Jan 2020

Delhi Police
Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of the Bhim Army, participated in yet another protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Delhi's Jama Masjid, the spot where he appeared four weeks ago.

Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

31 Oct 2019

India
Several Indian activists, journalists targeted by Israeli WhatsApp spyware

In a shocking disclosure, WhatsApp has revealed that Israeli spyware Pegasus was used to snoop on the messages of several Indian journalists and activists.

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

22 Aug 2019

India
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.

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

19 Aug 2019

Rajasthan
#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.

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

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.

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

15 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

28 Jan 2019

Twitter
After Hindu girl comment, Anantkumar Hegde targets rival's Muslim wife

Union minister Anantkumar Hegde, who has grabbed the limelight time and again for his wild statements, has hit a new low.

Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

18 Dec 2018

India
Athawale: RBI not letting govt give everyone Rs. 15 lakh

In the run up to the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi had promised that every person in the country would receive Rs. 15 lakh if Indians' black money stored in offshore accounts was recovered.

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

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.

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

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.

Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

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.

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