Dalits

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Rajasthan: Youth beaten, iron rod inserted in private parts

22 Feb 2020

Rajasthan: Youth beaten, iron rod inserted in private parts

In what gives another proof that law and order have been taken for a ride in Congress-governed Rajasthan, a youth was beaten and sodomized with an iron rod on allegations of theft.

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.

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.

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.

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

30 Jan 2019

SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

For the second time in seven days, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that rules out all provisions for anticipatory bail for the accused.

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

30 Dec 2018

#ThatWas2018: RaGa's hug to Biplab Deb's logic, looking at political-controversies

2018 wasn't devoid of political action. As it nears an end, dynamics in Indian politics have changed.

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.

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

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.'

My mother's more Indian than many others: RaGa attacks Modi

10 May 2018

My mother's more Indian than many others: RaGa attacks Modi

Congress party president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw a "threat" in him and the latter's attack on him over his Prime Ministerial ambition was only aimed at "distracting attention".

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

02 May 2018

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.

In Uttar Pradesh, Ambedkar statue gets police protection

12 Apr 2018

In Uttar Pradesh, Ambedkar statue gets police protection

Following incidents of vandalising, a statue of BR Ambedkar was put inside an iron cage in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.

Bharat Bandh: Are political parties in overdrive about Dalit-votes?

04 Apr 2018

Bharat Bandh: Are political parties in overdrive about Dalit-votes?

On Monday, Dalits called a nationwide bandh protesting Supreme Court's March 20 judgment "diluting" the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Jignesh Mevani: Ex-journalist, lawyer, fire-brand Dalit leader to contest independently

27 Nov 2017

Jignesh Mevani: Ex-journalist, lawyer, fire-brand Dalit leader to contest independently

For the upcoming Gujarat elections, Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani has declared that he will contest as an independent from Banaskantha district's Vadgam constituency.