Dalit: News

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.