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We celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, weren’t part of procession, say Dalit families of Saharanpur village

We celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, weren’t part of procession, say Dalit families of Saharanpur village

Saharanpur: After an Ambedkar Jayantiprocession on April 20 led to a communal riot, the first under new regime in UP, in which dozens were injured and the house of a senior superintendent of police was attacked by a mob allegedly led by local MP, Dalit residents of Sadak Dudhali village have said they had already celebrated Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 […]

Dalit anganwadi worker consumes poison at collectorate

Dalit anganwadi worker consumes poison at collectorate

Ahmedabad: An dalitanganwadi worker from Liya village of Viramgam, consumed a poisonous substance at Ahmedabad district collectorate on Friday, in protest as police allegedly refused to register her complaint of atrocity despite several attempts. Bhaniben Parmar, 37, has been admitted to the trauma centre at Civil hospital, after she drank phenyl at the Ahmedabad district […]

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Call for unity of Dalits, Adivasis, and Muslims

Call for unity of Dalits, Adivasis, and Muslims

Kochi: Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani, who fired up the imagination of Dalits and minorities by mobilising them against upper caste atrocities at Una in Gujarat, on Friday said that there should be a coming together of Dalits, adivasis, and Muslims to fight fascism and the liberal policies followed by governments including the Communist-led government in […]

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In Hanuman’s name, Dalits in this Karnataka village are denied access to village well

In Hanuman’s name, Dalits in this Karnataka village are denied access to village well

Karnataka This ruse is being used by caste Hindus to ration water to the Dalits. Article 17 of the Indian Constitution abolishes untouchability. But for Dalit communities living in many parts of India, this is far from true. Among them is Chandapur village of Yadgiri’s Shahpur taluk, where Dalits are reportedly not even allowed to […]

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Students protest outside SOL, demand committee against sexual harassment

Students protest outside SOL, demand committee against sexual harassment

New Delhi Following the death of the 21-year-old Dalit, the students of Delhi University staged a protest demonstration demanding the formation of a committee against sexual harassment in School of Open Learning  (SOL) on Sunday. The students held the first round of campaigning outside the institution and this is to be followed on Monday in […]

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Dalit man alleges attack by BJP men

Dalit man alleges attack by BJP men

Vadodara: Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations briefly turned sour in the city on Friday when a Congress member from the Dalit community was allegedly attacked by BJP workers when he rushed to garland the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at the Race Course Circle. The worker Mitesh Parmar has been making representations seeking an Ambedkar Memorial at […]

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Dalits attacked during temple festival, nine injured

Dalits attacked during temple festival, nine injured

Coimbatore: A group of intermediate caste Hindusattacked dalits from a village near Thondamuthur here on Tuesday, causing injuries to six men. The dalits were targeted after they questioned the group who misbehaved with a dalit women during a temple festival procession. Of the 500 families at Pullaigoundenpudur village, 40 are dalits. The village temple festival […]

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Delhi fails to shield its kids, nearly half of Capital’s rape victims are minors

Delhi fails to shield its kids, nearly half of Capital’s rape victims are minors

By: Prawesh Lama  Facts first – Delhi registered thrice the number of rape cases compared to Mumbai and over 19 times compared to Bangalore, according to the 2015 National Crime Records Bureau data. In 2015, there were 2,210 rapes in Delhi, 712 in Mumbai and 112 in Bangalore. In Delhi, infamously dubbed the rape capital, […]

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Mass closure of abattoirs will hit Muslims, Dalits, farmers

Mass closure of abattoirs will hit Muslims, Dalits, farmers

By: Swaminathan S Anklesaria Aiyar Dear Narendra Modi, You swept to victory in the Uttar Pradesh election promising good governance and economic progress for all -“sabka saath, sabka vikas.“ But Chief Minister Adityanath’s first act was to crack down on abattoirs and meat processors. Some analysts thought he was acting on his own. But last […]

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Suspicious death of Dalit youth snowballing

Suspicious death of Dalit youth snowballing

Peddapalli: Controversy is raging over the suspicious death of a dalit youth who was in love with an upper caste girl and was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances on the outskirts of Khanapur village in Manthani mandal of Peddapalli district a fortnight ago. As the victim, Manthani Madhukar, went missing from his house on […]

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