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18-yr-old Dalit girl in Haryana commits suicide after ‘gangrape’, 3 arrested

18-yr-old Dalit girl in Haryana commits suicide after ‘gangrape’, 3 arrested

Chandigarh: A Dalit girl committed suicide after being allegedly gangraped by three youths in Palwan village of Jind district in Haryana. The family has alleged that the accused even pasted two handwritten posters in front of their house in which they mentioned objectionable remarks against the girl. The 18-year-old girl died on Monday, two days […]

Atrocities against Dalits on rise: ex-MP

Atrocities against Dalits on rise: ex-MP

Karimnagar: Ponnam at relay hunger strike Atrocities against the Dalits were increasing in the TRS government but Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was not responding to any incident, TPCC vice president and former MP Ponnam Prabhakar said. Participating in the relay hunger strike organized by the DCC in protest against the police brutality on the […]

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AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao begins fast seeking justice for Dalit victims in Telangana

AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao begins fast seeking justice for Dalit victims in Telangana

Karimnagar: Protesting against atrocities on Dalits and weaker sections, AICC secretary V Hanumantha Rao sat on relay hunger strike. The hunger strike was launched by District Congress Committee here on Friday demanding justice to Dalit victims of Nerella and Gudem.  The hunger strike is supposed to held in Sircilla, but as police denied permission, the […]

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Activists up protests against Narmada dam in Maharashtra

Activists up protests against Narmada dam in Maharashtra

Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Gujarat for inauguration of the Sardar Sarovar Dam, activists opposed to the displacement of tribal families in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh intensified the protest. On Thursday, while a group of activists and affected tribal families protested in the national capital, another protesting group, led by the Medha […]

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‘Killing of Gauri Lankesh an attack on freedom of expression’

‘Killing of Gauri Lankesh an attack on freedom of expression’

Shivamogga: There was a huge turnout for the demonstration held here on Thursday to condemn the killing of activist and journalist Gauri Lankesh. The protest was held under the aegis of Gauri Lankesh Hatye Virodhi Okkoota. Functionaries of the Congress, Shivamogga District Working Journalists’ Association, Shivamogga Press Trust, Karnataka Dalit Sangharsa Samiti, Karnataka Rajya Raitha […]

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Justice: A lost battle for the dalit activist in life and death

Justice: A lost battle for the dalit activist in life and death

Madurai: Kin of 35-year-old Muthalagan, a dalit activist from Madurai, believe he could have escaped the sickle, had he not nurtured the dream of becoming an MLA someday — a goal which had him take the liquor mafia of his village head on, but ended prematurely on June 28 this year when he was hacked […]

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Dalits flee Muzaffarnagar village

Dalits flee Muzaffarnagar village

Meerut: Most Dalit residents of Bhupkheri village in Muzaffarnagar have fled alleging threats by the Thakur community, two days after clashes between the two communities left 18 people seriously injured. This comes four months after Shabbirpur village in nearby Saharanpur witnessed clashes between Dalits and Thakurs. The Saharanpur Police arrested four out of the 18 […]

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58-year-old Dalit killed by upper caste men over stray bovines

58-year-old Dalit killed by upper caste men over stray bovines

Sikar: A 58-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death by upper caste men on Saturday over a petty dispute at Kola Ki Nangal village in Sikar district. According to family members of the deceased, identified as Bhagtaram Meena, the attack was a result of a dispute involving stray bovines entering the land of the alleged […]

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‘She was like our mother’: Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya anguished at Gauri Lankesh murder

‘She was like our mother’: Jignesh Mevani, Kanhaiya anguished at Gauri Lankesh murder

Bengaluru: The murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh on Tuesday night outside her residence in Bengaluru has sent shockwaves across the country. The Karnataka journalist had been vocal against right-wing forces and Hindutva politics. Gauri Lankesh, an editor who had bravely criticised fascist forces, political powers and helped bring Maoists to the mainstream was shot at point blank […]

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Graffiti against hatred, violence pops up around the Capital

Graffiti against hatred, violence pops up around the Capital

After a successful #NotInMyName protest at Jantar Mantar on July 28, the organisers of the campaign, which stands against religion-based violence and hatred, are gearing up for a day of protests on September 10. Poetry recitations, dance performances, and demonstrations at metro stations and universities have been planned. Ahead of the event, various volunteers have […]

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