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Dalit boy stabbed for talking to non-Dalit girl

Dalit boy stabbed for talking to non-Dalit girl

MADURAI: A 15-year-old school going dalit boy was inflicted with multiple injuries on his face, for allegedly speaking to a non-dalit girl, aged 14, in Kumaram village near Madurai. The incident happened on the night of August 21 and the boy was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Government Rajaji Hospital where he […]

Protest against damage to Ambedkar statue

Protest against damage to Ambedkar statue

YADGIR: The desecration of the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar statue at Bendarwadi village in Malavalli taluk of Mandya district on Wednesday had its impact in Yadgir city with hundreds of Dalits, under the banner of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, staging a protest near the Dr. Ambedkar Circle. Condemning the incident, the activists staged a rasta-roko from Shastri […]

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14 kids quit school protesting Dalit cook’s removal

14 kids quit school protesting Dalit cook’s removal

KENDRAPADA: Fourteen Dalit children from Gahirapala project upper primary school in Jajpur district withdrew from the school to protest the removal of a dalit woman cook. All have obtained School Leaving Certificates (SLCs). The cook was allegedly removed after upper caste students refused to have food cooked by her. “We decided not to send our […]

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50 Dalit families face boycott in Jampad village

50 Dalit families face boycott in Jampad village

Bidar: Panchayat Development Officer says of the 50 families from Jampad village in Bidar taluk, around 40 have MNREGA cards. “They want us to leave the village for good. That is the message,” says Saidappa, a Dalit from Jampad village in Bidar taluk. The members of his community have become victims of social boycott by […]

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Government refuses to share information on Thangadh dalit killings

Government refuses to share information on Thangadh dalit killings

RAJKOT: Despite directions from Gujarat Information Commission (GIC), the state government has refused to share its findings on Thangadh dalit killings in police firing in September last year. Three dalit youths were killed in the incident that had sparked statewide protest against the police action. The efforts made by Right to Information (RTI) and dalit […]

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15 Year Old Dalit Girl Gang-Raped in Haryana

15 Year Old Dalit Girl Gang-Raped in Haryana

Rewari : A minor Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped by two youths at Basdooda village, around 30 km from here, police said today. The incident took place on Wednesday when the 15-year-old victim was on her way to a private school in the village, where her mother has been employed as a sanitation employee, they […]

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Dalit scholar arrest: SC notice to UP govt

Dalit scholar arrest: SC notice to UP govt

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking its explanation for the arrest of Kanwal Bharti, a dalit scholar, over a post on social media in support of the suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal. The arrest is in violation of an earlier order by the SC. A […]

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Bias against backward class officers in Parliament

Bias against backward class officers in Parliament

New Delhi: The chairman of the Parliament Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has complained to Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar that Dalit officers declared fit for promotion by the departmental promotion committee (DPC) are being superseded, in flagrant violation of the rules and Supreme Court judgments. Gobind Chandra Naskar, in his […]

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Dalit killed, 40 hurt for unfurling tricolor in Bihar village

Dalit killed, 40 hurt for unfurling tricolor in Bihar village

SASARAM: A dalit villager was stoned to death and at least 40 people were injured, eight of them seriously, as a 500-strong mob of upper caste men attacked them for defying their diktat of not to unfurl the tricolour in front of a temple of Sant Ravidas at Baddi village in Rohtas district, 160km from […]

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Minor dalit girl murder issue: Controversy sparks over the age of rape accused in Odisha

Minor dalit girl murder issue: Controversy sparks over the age of rape accused in Odisha

Kendrapara: Police have been investigating to ascertain the age of the two accused in the rape and murder of a dalit girl following a complaint to the Kendrapara Juvenile Justice Board today on a claim that both were minors. “As per school records both are minors and despite grave nature of offence allegedly committed by […]

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