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Bodies of four missing Dalits found in UP field

Bodies of four missing Dalits found in UP field

Lucknow: The bodies of four Dalit farmers, missing since April 30, were found on Wednesday in a field in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, police said. The bodies of Jasbeer, Vijay, Manoj and Suraj, who went missing from their homes in Pakwada, were found following leads provided by Anees, a suspect arrested on Tuesday. He also […]

UN expert: Education system fails Dalits

UN expert: Education system fails Dalits

In his most recent report, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism notes that discrimination against Dalits in the educational system is widespread in caste-affected countries. It leads to high dropout rates and even suicides. All children, especially Dalits and other vulnerable groups, should have access to good-quality education. Discrimination of these groups […]

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Nepal: Dalits campaign for equal rights

Nepal: Dalits campaign for equal rights

Dalit civil society organisations in Nepal have launched a 12-day campaign against caste discrimination and ‘untouchability’. The campaign will put pressure on the government to implement existing legislation against caste discrimination. Nepal has strong constitutional and legal provisions against the practice of ‘untouchability’ and other forms of discrimination. But a government minister admitted last Friday […]

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Call for UN focus on Dalit women

Call for UN focus on Dalit women

IDSN has urged UN member states to recognise Dalit women as a particularly vulnerable group in the upcoming annual resolution in the Human Rights Council on violence against women. Dalit women are frequently subjected to multiple forms of discrimination and violence due to their caste as well as their gender. This issue will be discussed […]

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Dalit stabbed in Pabnama, upper caste youth arrested

Dalit stabbed in Pabnama, upper caste youth arrested

CHANDIGARH: Even as the fumes over the caste violence in Kaithal’s Pabnama village are yet to get doused, a cousin of Surya Kant, a dalit whose marriage with an upper caste girl had triggered an attack on the entire dalit community, was allegedly stabbed by upper caste youths on Tuesday night. A badly hurt Ram Mehar, 22, cousin of Surya Kant, was referred to PGIMER in […]

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Dalits attacked over temple festival row

Dalits attacked over temple festival row

NELLORE: At least five dalits were grievously injured at Ramapuram village of Tada mandal in the district when they were chased and attacked by upper caste landlords following a dispute over the festival of the village goddess on Monday. In the mayhem that lasted for two hours, the landlords smashed the valuables of the panic-stricken dalits after […]

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Dalit woman attacked for drawing water from handpump

Dalit woman attacked for drawing water from handpump

Madhubani, Bihar: A Dalit woman was injured when a man attacked her with a sharp weapon on Monday for drawing water from a handpump in a village in Bihar’s Madhubani district, police said. Mantorami Devi (33) was attacked by Marhu Yadav who was infuriated with her for drawing water from a public handpump at Jhauwa village. […]

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Tension after Ambedkar statue is desecrated

Tension after Ambedkar statue is desecrated

KANPUR: Tension gripped Shiv Katra locality in Chakeri police area on Monday following desecration of a statue of BR Ambedkar by unidentified miscreants. Local police rushed to the spot and pacified the agitated mob. A case was registered and cops were deployed in the locality to prevent any untoward incident. “Some unidentified people desecrated statue […]

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Dalit houses attacked, 4 hurt

Dalit houses attacked, 4 hurt

CHANDIGARH: Four people were injured when a Jat community mob attacked dalit houses in Dalit Basti at Mangalpur villagein Jind district on Saturday night. Following the incident tension gripped the area and Jind deputy commissioner M L Kaushik andSP Balwant Singh Rana are camping in the village. A special police post has been set up to guard around […]

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Tarn Taran girl complains to SC/ST panel on security

Tarn Taran girl complains to SC/ST panel on security

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times Amritsar, May 12, 2013 The young girl from Usma village in Tarn Taran district who along with her father was mercilessly beaten up by Punjab Police personnel on March 4 appeared before National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Tribes vice-chairman Dr Raj Kumar Verka on Sunday and complained about her security […]

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