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Atrocity cases on the rise after Una dalit flogging

Atrocity cases on the rise after Una dalit flogging

Ahmedabad: Cases registering atrocities committed against dalits have seen a steep rise in the state since 2016. The number of FIRs registered under the Atrocity Act has jumped from 1,046 in 2015 to 1,355 in 2016 with a rise of 309 cases, and it has already touched 1,085 by August 2017 with four months to […]

Man cremates wife’s body on roadside in Madhya Pradesh

Man cremates wife’s body on roadside in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: A dalit man had to cremate his wife’s body on a roadside in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. The access route to crematorium ground was allegedly encroached by upper caste people in the region. Local police have denied the happening claiming it as media hype. The incident was reported from Pipripura village […]

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Village tense over insult to Ambedkar

Village tense over insult to Ambedkar

Mysuru: Tension gripped Hosur village of Nanjangud taluk after miscreants disfigured picture of Ambedkar on a signboard in the village.Enraged dalits staged a dharna and demanded action against the culprits for hurting sentiments of the community. As the news spread like wildfire, the police rushed to the spot and detained a few people. Earlier, dalits […]

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Violence against Dalit: ‘He pleaded for mercy, they dragged him out and kept thrashing him’

Violence against Dalit: ‘He pleaded for mercy, they dragged him out and kept thrashing him’

“They wanted to break every bone in his arms and legs. They started counting the broken bones in celebration. As he pleaded for mercy, they dragged him out of the house and kept thrashing him.” Kavita, 18, is yet to come to terms with the brutal murder on September 30 of her father Neelam Ahirwar, […]

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‘Dalits Are Not Safe’: Jignesh Mevani on Apathy of Gujarat Govt

‘Dalits Are Not Safe’: Jignesh Mevani on Apathy of Gujarat Govt

Reports of three Dalit boys being allegedly harassed in Gujarat over sporting a moustache were followed by pictures of various Dalit men showcasing their moustaches as a means of protest against the failure of the state government to protect its own citizens. Ahead of Gujarat Assembly elections, expected to be held at the end of […]

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Dalit woman gangraped in Pilibhit, four booked

Dalit woman gangraped in Pilibhit, four booked

Pilibhit: A 26-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gangraped by four offenders on Monday morning when she was alone at her house after her husband had gone to work. According to the police, the survivor was alone at her house when four accused entered her house and gagraped her. They also made casteist slurs and threatened […]

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15 Upper-Caste Hindus Allegedly Assault Dalits in Karnataka

15 Upper-Caste Hindus Allegedly Assault Dalits in Karnataka

Harmaghatta: High tension prevailed in Haramaghatta village in Karnataka on Thursday, after a group of upper- caste Hindus allegedly assaulted Dalits. The incident happened on Thursday evening, during a special puja being conducted at the Anjaneya temple as part of Bhoomi Hunnime. According to The Hindu, trouble broke out when a group of Dalit youth […]

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