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Mayawati snubs Brahmins, to pick Dalits for Rajya Sabha

Mayawati snubs Brahmins, to pick Dalits for Rajya Sabha

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati is likely to snub the powerful Brahmin lobby in the party by denying the Rajya Sabha ticket to any member of the caste. She has reportedly made up her mind to field Dalits only for the two seats the party can win on the basis of its assembly strength. […]

Protest against untouchability at eatery

Protest against untouchability at eatery

Coimbatore: TamilarViduthalaiIyyakam staged a road roko in front of the collectorate on Monday, demanding action against the eatery owners in Panappatti, near Coimbatore, who blatantly practiseuntouchability. As many as 57 protesters in the city were arrested and later let off. Deccan Chronicle was the first to expose the ‘two-shed’ system of discrimination in a private eatery […]

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Incentives: inter-caste couples denied their due

Incentives: inter-caste couples denied their due

NALGONDA: Cash incentives to be given to inter-caste married couple under financial assistance scheme still continue to elude 217 couples. While successive governments showed no commitment in granting funds under the scheme, the payment of incentives have been pending even to couples married some six years back. Appreciating the government for introducing Kalayana Lakshmi scheme, […]

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Re-probe sought into Kambalapalli killings

Re-probe sought into Kambalapalli killings

BANGALORE:Members of the Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samiti took out a rally in the city on Tuesday demanding reinvestigation into the March 11, 2000 incident in which seven Dalits were burnt alive in their house in Kambalpalli village near Chintamani in Kolar district by an “upper caste” mob In August 2014, the Karnataka High Court rejected […]

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Probe discrimination of Dalits at Panapatti village

Probe discrimination of Dalits at Panapatti village

COIMBATORE:Members of the Tamilar Viduthalai Iyakkam gheraoed the District Collectorate here on Monday urging the Collector and the Superintendent of Police to take appropriate steps to put an end to the alleged discrimination of the Dalits at Panapatti village near Kinathukadavu on the outskirts of the city. The demonstrators urged the authorities concerned to intervene without […]

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Clear legal hurdle to Dalit spiritual leader memorial

Clear legal hurdle to Dalit spiritual leader memorial

CHIDAMBARAM: The coordination committee on setting up a memorial for Dalit spiritual leader Swami Sahajananda has urged the State government to quickly clear the legal hurdle to the structure. The committee, at its recent meeting presided by V.K. Chellappan, south district secretary of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi, adopted a resolution. It said that on June […]

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Caste discrimination, child labour and the Nobel peace prize winner

Caste discrimination, child labour and the Nobel peace prize winner

Copenhagen:Caste discrimination is a key factor behind child labour in India, home to the highest number of child labourers in the world. This is the message coming from experts on child labour. The Nobel Peace Prize winner, KailashSatyarthi, also explains how witnessing caste discrimination as a child spurred on his engagement with fighting for the […]

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Court directive on opening temple

Court directive on opening temple

Tirupur: Dalit community from Vellakoil block who have been fighting for reopening of the Uthampalayam New Mariamman Temple and unrestricted access to the shrine since 2010, can now hope for immediate relief, following a new directive from the Madras High Court. The High Court had directed the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO)- cum- Sub Divisional Magistrate […]

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Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

Patna: A shutdown in Bihar Tuesday to protest the arrest of three men for the alleged gang rape of six Mahadalit women has hit rail and road traffic, police said. The shutdown was called by the AkhilBharatiyaRashtrawadiKisanSanghathan. Hundreds of activists headed by slain RanvirSena chief Brahmeshwar Singh’s son InduBhusan disrupted road traffic and blocked railway […]

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Dalit leaders in Gujarat Congress want more representation

Dalit leaders in Gujarat Congress want more representation

AHMEDABAD: Dalit leaders in Gujarat Congress have decided to approach the top leadership to demand higher representation in the state unit. Over 25 Dalit leaders of state Congress, including RajyaSabha MP PravinRashtrapal and MLAs Mani Vaghela and ShaileshParmar, held a meeting yesterday. Vaghela, a prominent Dalit leader who represents Vadgam in Banaskantha, said that Gujarat […]

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