Caste Discrimination

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

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.

Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

12 Nov 2018

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.

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

25 Sep 2018

PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

In the wake of nationwide caste protests by Dalits, Marathas, Jats, and upper-caste groups, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), for the first time, has held a meeting to discuss affirmative action in the private sector.

'Wire' questions SC/ST representation in cricket team, Kaif replies aptly

29 Jul 2018

'Wire' questions SC/ST representation in cricket team, Kaif replies aptly

Former cricketer Mohammad Kaif has lashed out at a media report alleging "under-representation" of minorities in the Indian test squad.

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

20 Jul 2018

Tamil Nadu gets 24-hour helpline for protection of inter-caste couples

The Tamil Nadu government has informed the Madras High Court that a 24-hour helpline has been set up to investigate issues faced by inter-caste couples and offer them necessary assistance and protection.

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

16 Jul 2018

#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.

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

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.