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In Modi’s Gujarat, no Narmada water for Dalits

In Modi’s Gujarat, no Narmada water for Dalits

Published on 10 April 2013 Vijaysinh Parmar CHITALIYA (RAJKOT): In the villages of Jasdan taluka in drought-hit Saurashtra, dalit women prefer to remain silent. That’s for the fear of the upper castes in a state whose chief minister Narendra Modi is busy trying to conjure up an eclectic image to subserve his perceived prime ministerial […]

Atrocities against Dalits touched their peak in 2012: study

Atrocities against Dalits touched their peak in 2012: study

MADURAI, April 10, 2013 Special Correspondent Study conducted by Madurai-based NGO reveal Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Dharmapuri and Theni among districts topping the list In the last 15 years, atrocities against Dalits touched their peak in 2012 across Tamil Nadu, with Villupuram, Virudhunagar, Dharmapuri and Theni among districts topping the list. A comprehensive study conducted by Madurai-based […]

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Landmark win for dalits as UK bans caste bias

Landmark win for dalits as UK bans caste bias

Apr 26, 2013, 03.55AM IST Kounteya Sinha LONDON: Dalits in the United Kingdom have recorded a landmark victory after the British parliament finally agreed to outlaw caste discrimination. In a major U-turn, the House of Commons, which had earlier trashed an amendment to include caste among other forms of discrimination, on Tuesday voted for legal […]

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Dalits protest atrocities by upper caste in Puri village

Dalits protest atrocities by upper caste in Puri village

Puri, April 3: Protesting atrocities committed on them by upper caste people, 23 Dalit families of Andalsingh under Kanas police limits held a dharna in front of the office of Superintendent of Police (SP) here Tuesday. Alleging that Kanas police have failed to protect them, they threatened to intensify the stir if police administration would […]

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Pakistan: Dalits demand representation

Pakistan: Dalits demand representation

Participants in a consultation on Dalit political representation have adopted a resolution urging political parties in Pakistan to nominate members of ‘scheduled castes’ for seats in the country’s elected assemblies. Political parties in Pakistan should include Dalits in their lists of candidates for the upcoming elections to ensure that they are represented in national and […]

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UPR Bangladesh: Dalits need protection

UPR Bangladesh: Dalits need protection

When Bangladesh was reviewed by the UN’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism on 29 April, concerns were expressed about the human rights situation of the country’s minorities, including Dalits. Vulnerable and marginalised groups in Bangladesh, including Dalits, need more protection from the country’s government, a number of states declared during the UPR session of Bangladesh […]

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Dalits stage protest against atrocities

Dalits stage protest against atrocities

By Express News Service – MYSORE 02nd April 2013 10:21 AM                                                                                                               Members of Dalit Associations Federation staged a protest in the city on Monday, condemning the atrocities on Dalits and the ‘inability’ of the authorities to contain them. Former mayor Purushotham, who led the protest, said that the atrocities on Dalits peak in February-April […]

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