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Taken to be thieves, two Dalit brothers lynched by mob in Bihar

Taken to be thieves, two Dalit brothers lynched by mob in Bihar

Sasaram: In yet another case of a mob taking the law into its own hands and dispensing instant justice, two middle-aged men, were lynched at a village in south western Bihar, very early on Thursday, on mere suspicion that they were thieves. The incident took place around 1 am on Thursday, at Parasia village under […]

Thousands Rally Across India to #NotInMyName Protests Against Lynchings of Muslims, Dalits

Thousands Rally Across India to #NotInMyName Protests Against Lynchings of Muslims, Dalits

New Delhi: Braving heavy rain in some cities, thousands of people across the country took to the streets on Thursday in an unprecedented citizens’ protest against recent incidents of mob violence across the country that have targeted Muslims and Dalits on one pretext or the other. Holding placards that read: “Break the Silence”, “No Place for Islamophobia” […]

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Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims

Not In My Name: Indians protest attacks on Muslims

Thousands of people have turned out in protests across India against a wave of attacks on Muslims by mobs that accuse them of killing cows or eating beef. Waving “Not in My Name” banners and “Stop Cow Terrorism” placards on Wednesday, protesters braved monsoon rains in at least 10 cities including Mumbai, Kolkata and New Delhi where […]

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Alleged rape of Dalit in Banaskantha: ‘Police diluted rape case to sexual harassment’

Alleged rape of Dalit in Banaskantha: ‘Police diluted rape case to sexual harassment’

Ahmedabad: Patidar and Dalit leaders on Tuesday accused Banaskantha police of not registering a case regarding rape of an 18-year-old at Bural village in the district. They claimed the police diluted the complaint of rape by filing an FIR for sexual harassment. Jignesh Mevani of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM), Reshma Patel and Chirag Patel […]

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Dalits on Kerala border live in fear of caste clash

Dalits on Kerala border live in fear of caste clash

Govindapuram: An eerie silence prevails over the Tamil-speaking Ambedkar Colony on the Kerala border here, a fortnight since its Dalit residents complained of untouchability practised by caste Hindus of the neighbourhood. All the male members of the Chakkliya families in the colony are sleeping on the premises of the local temple fearing attacks from Goundars […]

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Opposition’s dilemma: Can they oppose a Dalit face?

Opposition’s dilemma: Can they oppose a Dalit face?

By: Anand Mishra THE BJP seems to have successfully created the need for a rethink among Opposition leaders over proposing a joint candidate by naming Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA’s Presidential nominee. While Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) is finding it “difficult” to oppose a “Mahadalit face” like Kovind, as a party leader put […]

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Dared to stand up to upper caste man, was abused: Dalit woman sarpanch in Telangana

Dared to stand up to upper caste man, was abused: Dalit woman sarpanch in Telangana

Yerraram: Can a Dalit woman raise her voice, especially in a political situation? Only if she is willing to get insulted, as this incident from Jogipet area in Sangareddy district in Telangana proves. A Dalit woman from Yerraram village – the sarpanch of the village no less – was allegedly insulted by an upper caste […]

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Bhim Army calls for Azad’s release

Bhim Army calls for Azad’s release

New Delhi: Thousands of members and supporters of the Bhim Army, an organisation championing the Dalit cause, gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, demanding the release of their leader Chandrasekhar Azad. Mr. Azad was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) and Special Investigative Team (SIT) from Himachal Pradesh’s Dalhousie on June 8. […]

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Saharanpur violence: Disillusioned Dalit youths ready to renounce Hinduism, plan mass conversion on 26 November

Saharanpur violence: Disillusioned Dalit youths ready to renounce Hinduism, plan mass conversion on 26 November

New Delhi: Disillusioned by the “manuwadi” Hindu religion and the hypocritical role that leaders of the “Hindu party” have played in using Dalits for political gains, a section of the community’s youth is renouncing the religion of their birth. Among thousands of Dalits gathered at Jantar Mantar on Sunday to mark their protest for the […]

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Dalits to protest against atrocities in Kaithal on June 20

Dalits to protest against atrocities in Kaithal on June 20

Chandigarh: Dalit bodyBahujan Sangharsh Dal, Kaithal has planned a ‘Dalit Pratirodh’ on June 20 to protest against slapping of sedition charges against 15 Dalits at Karnal on April 26 and seeking justice in several other atrocities against them. Advocate Ankit Grewal, member of the People’s Union for Civil Rights (PUCR), Haryana, said, “The FIR was […]

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