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Assembly elections: Dalits vote for issues and candidates, not caste

Assembly elections: Dalits vote for issues and candidates, not caste

By: Dhrubo Jyoti They were considered a critical chunk of votes in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, a bloc that would sway the outcome of the elections one way or the other. But as results poured in from the two largest states that went to the polls, it became clear that Dalits were neither a monolithic […]

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Muzaffarnagar: Dalit woman relieves herself in field, thrashed A 25-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly beaten up by a farmer for relieving herself in his sugarcane field in Bhens village here, the police said on Friday. The woman had come to attend a wedding in the area. Members of the community blocked the Delhi-Dehradun highway near […]

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Chalo Nagpur event brings women’s movement to civil society

Chalo Nagpur event brings women’s movement to civil society

Nagpur: Two days after International Women’s Day, women from different rights groups around the country came together here today to mark their protest against Hindutva, caste-based and patriarchal violence against women and other marginalised communities. Adivasi, Muslim, Dalit, queer and disabled women, as well as students and sex workers, attended the event — called Chalo Nagpur […]

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At Nagpur event, women lend support for fight against discrimination

At Nagpur event, women lend support for fight against discrimination

Hyderabad: Thousands of women from various groups and identities lent their support for the struggle against discrimination at an event in Nagpur. The Chalo Nagpur ‘movement’ saw Radhika Vermula, mother of Rohith Vermula, recount her ordeal to establish her identity as a Dalit. “I am part of this movement because I believe in justice and […]

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Chalo Nagpur: Thousands flock together to remember Savitribai Phule & vow to fight their odds

Chalo Nagpur: Thousands flock together to remember Savitribai Phule & vow to fight their odds

Nagpur: It was a rare gathering in Nagpur. Thousands of women from across the country assembled at Nagpur to rise together against the growing tide of hatred, injustice and domination in the country. The occasion was the 120th Remembrance Day of Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule. More than 4,000 women gathered at Indira Chowk Maidan in Nagpur […]

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Chalo Nagpur: A Movement To Centre The Voices Of Dalit Women

Chalo Nagpur: A Movement To Centre The Voices Of Dalit Women

Nagpur: On the 10th of March, prominent social and political activists, and people invested in the issues of social injustices will gather at Nagpur in large numbers. More than 5000 women and allies will march down on the roads in Bezonbagh Nagpur, leading a cultural event to commence the long struggle of bringing forth marginalised voices […]

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Chalo Nagpur: More than 3,000 women march against casteism on Savitribai Phule’s death anniversary

Chalo Nagpur: More than 3,000 women march against casteism on Savitribai Phule’s death anniversary

Nagpur: Deceased Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother spoke at the event and denounced attempts to deny her caste identity. At least 3,000 women took to the streets of Nagpur on Friday in protest against casteism and religious patriarchy. The “Chalo Nagpur” protest, which began at 10 am, was planned to mark the 120th death anniversary of […]

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Radhika Vemula: The woman who became ‘The Mother’ of a movement

Radhika Vemula: The woman who became ‘The Mother’ of a movement

Hyderabad: One face that comes to mind when one talks about the Justice for Rohith movement is that of Radhika Vemula, mother of the deceased Dalit research scholar. For the last one year she has travelled through the length and breadth of the country to garner support for the movement. And Radhika shows the true […]

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Dalit boy ‘thrashed’ for not picking up garbage in class

Dalit boy ‘thrashed’ for not picking up garbage in class

Dadri: A Dalit student was allegedly thrashed in a private school in Greater Noida for not picking up garbage lying in the class. Suffers injury The victim allegedly suffered injury to his ear. The boy’s family has lodged a complaint with the police. Police officials said that the victim is a Class IX student and […]

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Rohith Vemula’s mother announces Dalit Rath Yatra in Telangana, Andhra

Rohith Vemula’s mother announces Dalit Rath Yatra in Telangana, Andhra

Bengaluru: Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika with Prasanth Dontha, a student expelled from Hyderabad University, at a press conference in New Delhi on February 26.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ Hindustan Times) Radhika Vemula has announced that she will now lead the movement seeking justice for her son Rohith Vemula, the PhD scholar whose suicide in […]

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