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Dalits call for unified struggle

Dalits call for unified struggle

KATHMANDU: Dalit leaders from different political parties today said Dalits should launch a joint struggle to institutionalize the achievements of the first Constituent Assembly. At an interaction on ‘Review of Dalit movement and guarantee of Dalit rights in the new constitution’, Unified CPN-Maoist leader Bishwo Bhakta Duwal pointed out the need to reconstitute the united […]

Government ingored us: Dalit families

Government ingored us: Dalit families

DAILEKH: Twenty-eight Dalit families at Ratamata in Narayan Municipality-1 in the district, who are deprived of ownership certificates of the land they have been tilling for years, have accused the government of being apathetic towards their plight. Speaking at a programme organised by the Food-first Information and Action Network-Nepal (FIAN) in the district headquarters on […]

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Caste discrimination still rampant in Myagdi district

Caste discrimination still rampant in Myagdi district

MYAGDI: The Dalits in Shikha, Ghar, Pauddhar, Bhurung-Tatopani, Dana, and Narchyang VDCs are not allowed to enter the Khayar Barahai Lake in the district. The lake, located at a high altitude, attracts thousands of people, especially on Janai Purnima. It is believed that a puja and visit to the lake will fulfil the wishes of […]

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Acid attack on Dalit in Bihar

Acid attack on Dalit in Bihar

PATNA: A group of people poured acid in the eyes of a Dalit youth in Supaul district of Bihar on Wednesday, according to a police complaint. Ranjit Sada, 22, said that as he was walking along a road, talking on his mobile phone, a few people suddenly shouted at him, accusing him of theft. They […]

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Dalit Alleges Boycott Over Land Dispute

Dalit Alleges Boycott Over Land Dispute

MYSORE: A dalit family which has alleged boycott by fellow villagers for more than a year over a land dispute staged a protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Friday. They picketed the office with their utensils, clothes and other belongings. Venkatram, a resident of Mavinahalli in Mysore taluk, demanding justice for his […]

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Norton and African American Legacy Families to Sign “Declaration of Empathy” Avowing Solidarity with Dalits of India, Victims of Modern Day Slavery

Norton and African American Legacy Families to Sign “Declaration of Empathy” Avowing Solidarity with Dalits of India, Victims of Modern Day Slavery

We stand in solidarity with the oppressed Dalit people of India. Until they are free, none of us is, indeed, free On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, in commemoration of the 85th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth, an historic event will occur in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill. Beginning at 3 p.m., descendants […]

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Dalits’ further hots up after Congress leaders reacted to Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader

Dalits’ further hots up after Congress leaders reacted to Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader

Over `Dalits’ further hots up after Congress leaders reacted to Aam Adami Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas allegations on Rahul Gandhi that Congress vice-president had done nothing for a Dalit women Sunita in Amethi. Vishwas was unnecessary wanted to create controversy over Rahul Gandhi doing nothing for Sunita, a dalit woman hailing from Amethi”, alleged […]

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Dalit groups protest outside American consulate in Mumbai

Dalit groups protest outside American consulate in Mumbai

We expect an unconditional apology from the U.S. government: Devyani’s father Mumbai: Dalit organisations on Tuesday held demonstrations outside the American consulate here against the arrest and alleged humiliation to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the U.S. Ms. Khobragade’s father, former IAS officer Uttam Khobragade, briefly participated in the demonstration. He appealed to the protesters […]

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Dalit organizations launch 180 day long Bhoomi Adhikar Yatra for land rights in MP

Dalit organizations launch 180 day long Bhoomi Adhikar Yatra for land rights in MP

Sidhi: While most of the people bid adieu to the bygone year and welcomed the New Year with lavish parties, hundreds of Dalits and Adivasis decided to make a new beginning on the first day of the year by launching Bhoomi Adhikar Yatra, a campaign for land rights in Madhya Pradesh under the banner of […]

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Dalits celebrating New Year attacked

Dalits celebrating New Year attacked

PUDUKOTTAI: New Year day celebrations turned violent at Karukkakuruchi on Tuesday night, when a group of caste Hindus attacked Dalits. The Dalits alleged that a section of upper caste Hindus objected to their celebrating New Year in the village. Vigneshwaran, a Dalit, suffered fracture on the hand after a caste Hindu youth dashed a two-wheeler […]

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