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

25 Feb 2020

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

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?

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.

Out on bail, Bhim Army Chief reaches Jama Masjid

17 Jan 2020

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

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

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

#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

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

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

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

'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

'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

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

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

#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

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: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

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

Accusing BJP of dividing society, Dalit MP Savitribai Phule resigns

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.

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.

Odisha Congress MLA KC Sagaria resigns over Kunduli gangrape incident

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.

Jignesh Mevani hurls abuses at PM Modi at Patna rally

26 Oct 2018

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?

21 Oct 2018

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

01 Oct 2018

#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'.

UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man

24 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

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.

#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

11 Sep 2018

#NewsBytesOriginals: Peering into the dark underbelly of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Narendra Modi's flagship 'Swachh Bharat' program is in its fourth year, but underneath the sheen lies the dark reality of manual scavenging, which was again highlighted by the death of five sanitation workers in West Delhi.

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

09 Sep 2018

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.

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

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.

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

02 Sep 2018

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.

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

11 Aug 2018

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.

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

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

01 Aug 2018

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.

#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.

MP: Dalit man whipped 100 times for asking salary hike

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.

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

27 Jun 2018

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.

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

25 Jun 2018

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.

For revealing identity of assaulted Dalit teens, RaGa gets notice

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.

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

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.