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Dalit man ‘beaten, kicked out’ of BJP MLA Sangeet Som’s rally

Dalit man ‘beaten, kicked out’ of BJP MLA Sangeet Som’s rally

Meerut: A Dalit man who was critical of controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som’s performance as MLA, was allegedly beaten up by supporters of Som on Tuesday. Satyapal Bhundi, a resident of Peshawali in Sardhana region, 25 km from here, criticised Som during a meeting in the village for staying away from the constituency for five years and […]

Dalit pelted with stones gets BSP ticket from Chakrata

Dalit pelted with stones gets BSP ticket from Chakrata

Dehradun: Daulat Kunwar who rose to prominence after the incident at Punha Pokhri in the Jaunsar Banwar region in May last year in which upper-caste people allegedly pelted stones on him and Rajya Sabha MP Tarun Vijay when they were entering a temple along with a group of Dalits, will contest the forthcoming elections on a BSP ticket […]

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Caste-based exclusion still plagues campuses: Abha Sur

Caste-based exclusion still plagues campuses: Abha Sur

Kolkata: Expressing concerns over incidents like the suicide of Dalit student Rohit Vermula on campus, Abha Sur, who specializes in women and gender studies at the MIT, US, said: “While on the one hand we are talking about academic excellence and are trying to connect with leading institutions globally, we must not forget that realities […]

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Funeral aid for SC families to be paid via electronic mode

Funeral aid for SC families to be paid via electronic mode

Puducherry: In line with the Centre’s objective of promotion of payments through digital means, the Puducherry government has said the financial assistance for the funeral expenses of scheduled caste families here would be paid through electronic mode or Aadhar payment bridge. A notification of the Department of Adi Dravidar Welfare here recently said the assistance […]

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Interview: ‘People from scheduled castes andtribes are three times more likely to be depressed’

Interview: ‘People from scheduled castes andtribes are three times more likely to be depressed’

Dehradun: Kaaren Mathias works at Emmanuel Hospital Association in Dehradun district, Uttarakhand. She runs Project Burans, which trains community health workers who support people with mental distress and also raises awareness about the issue. In an interview to Scroll.in, Mathias, who was trained in New Zealand as a public health physician, talks about her research in mental […]

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BSP list: Muslims get 97 tickets, 10 more than Dalits

BSP list: Muslims get 97 tickets, 10 more than Dalits

Lucknow: Playing the Muslim card to the hilt, BSP chief Mayawati gave on Tuesday the most Assembly poll tickets to candidates from the minority community: 97, up from 61 in 2007 and 85 in 2012. Dalits, who Mayawati considers her most trusted vote bank, are in second position on BSP’s list with 87 seats, two more than the 85 […]

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Una Dalit unrest: ‘Why should I stay a Hindu? Maybe I will convert to Buddhism this year’

Una Dalit unrest: ‘Why should I stay a Hindu? Maybe I will convert to Buddhism this year’

Una: “No money today either,” says Divyesh Solanki as he walks home with his mother and sister after a day spent sorting and packing freshly harvested onion bulbs. They are hired for Rs 160 a day, and for the last three days, haven’t been paid their money. “The farmer has asked me to come back […]

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