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Funds for SC/ST uplift

Funds for SC/ST uplift

CHITTOOR: The Centre has granted Rs. 42 crore under the BRGF funds for giving a facelift to all SC/ST colonies in the district. The funds will be grounded through the Zilla Parishad. The general funds meant for mandal parishad and village panchayats would be spent as per the SC/ST sub-plan, the officials said. Source: The […]

Another bastion breached, dalit Christian awarded

Another bastion breached, dalit Christian awarded

CHENNAI: The general perception that Carnatic music remains a preserve of Brahmins was, to an extent, dispelled on Wednesday, when F Selvam, a dalit Christian and maker of mridangams, was conferred with the Fernandes Award For Excellence. Incidentally, Selvam got the award named after his father Fernandes, who made mridangams for many a maestro of […]

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3 yrs after riots, Haryana dalits still suffer

3 yrs after riots, Haryana dalits still suffer

The hardships in the appalling relief camps spread across Muzaffarnagar district in western UP for riot victims have left many in utter dismay. Chandigarh: Faraway in Haryana’s Hisar district, a relatively similar predicament grips several dozens of riot-hit Dalit families who have never returned to their homes even three years after the riots in Mirchpur […]

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Class XI student gang-raped by three in UP

Class XI student gang-raped by three in UP

Mathura: A class XI Dalit student was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three men here, police said on Sunday. According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s father, on December 26, while the girl was returning home from college, Annu along with his friends Rajesh and Lalit offered her a lift in his car, police […]

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High court grants bail to 27 dalits in clash over temple entry

High court grants bail to 27 dalits in clash over temple entry

CHENNAI: The Madras high court held a special sitting on Saturday and granted anticipatory bail to 27 dalits, who apprehended arrest in connection with a caste clash over temple worship in Tiruvallur district. Justice K B K Vasuki, after hearing their counsel P Vijendran in the morning, said two of the 27 accused – Pradeep […]

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Manifesto: Rahul Gandhi to meet Dalit organisations, NGOs for Lok Sabha elections

Manifesto: Rahul Gandhi to meet Dalit organisations, NGOs for Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi:  With a motive to ncorporate the aspirations of Dalits in the Congress manifesto for next general elections, Rahul Gandhi is going to meet representatives of over 100 Scheduled Caste organisations and NGOs from all over the country here on Friday. “The entire exercise is to get an insight of what should go into […]

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ST SC UNIONs DEMAND SCP / TSP LEGISLATION IN CURRENT PARLIAMENT SESSION

ST SC UNIONs DEMAND SCP / TSP LEGISLATION IN CURRENT PARLIAMENT SESSION

New Delhi: Dalits and Adivasis displayed remarkable strength of unity at Jantar Mantar today to claim what is rightfully theirs.Thousands of ST SC Employees and Unions from across the country arrived here to demand Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub Plan Legislation. Addressing the gathering, S Krishnan, IAS (Retd) and Advisor of NACSTL, CPIM leader […]

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Three huts gutted, four damaged

Three huts gutted, four damaged

Hassan: As many as three huts were reduced to ashes and four houses were partially damaged in a fire, rendering seven Dalit families homeless, at Nanjapura near Halebid in Belur on Saturday. The fire which broke out in the kitchen of one of the huts spread to the other huts. No casualties were reported, as […]

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UK team to meet dalit victims from Mirchpur in Hisar

UK team to meet dalit victims from Mirchpur in Hisar

CHANDIGARH: A three-member team of researchers, including two UK nationals, will meet dalit victims, including people from Mirchpur where the community members were attacked by upper caste men in 2010, in Hisar on December 17 and 18. UK nationals John Griffin and Jilly Jilna, along with Pune-based scholar David Kadam, will talk to the victims […]

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Students disrupt Amartya Sen’s lecture over campus suicides

Students disrupt Amartya Sen’s lecture over campus suicides

HYDERABAD: A group of students from University of Hyderabad (UoH) disrupted Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen’s lecture, demanding that he talk on caste-based discrimination in institutions of higher learning instead of the scheduled topic: ‘Are Coffee Houses important for Education?’ The students under the banner of ‘Raju-Venkatesh Joint Action Committee’, an organization formed to protest […]

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