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Dalit youth who set himself ablaze outside MLA’s office dies

Dalit youth who set himself ablaze outside MLA’s office dies

Karimnagar: Dalit youth, Mahankali Srinivas, who set himself ablaze in front of Manakondur TRS MLA ‘Rasamayi’ Balakishan’s office at Alugunur on September 3, succumbed to his injuries at a corporate hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. His death sparked protests in Manakondur assembly constituency and at his native Gudem, in Bejjanki of Siddipet. Yalala Parushram of […]

Wall built to block Dalits’ passage to crematorium demolished

Wall built to block Dalits’ passage to crematorium demolished

Bathinda: A day after upper caste residents had built a wall to block the entry of Dalits to a cremation ground at Kotguru village in Bathinda, it was demolished late on Friday. Taking serious view of caste discrimination, the district administration announced to send a team to the village on Monday to investigate the matter. […]

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‘Dalit teachers facing harassment’

‘Dalit teachers facing harassment’

Karimnagar: TSCSTUS urges govt. to conduct an inquiry into atrocities against Dalit teachers Alleging large-scale atrocities against the SC\ST teaching community in the integrated Karimnagar district, the Telangana SC\ST Upadyaya Sangam (TSCSTUS) has urged the State government to take necessary action and render justice to the victims of atrocities. Denied postings In a petition submitted […]

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Fact-finding team accuses police for Dalit youth’s death

Fact-finding team accuses police for Dalit youth’s death

Madurai: Demands an enquiry by the DGP Evidence, a Madurai-based NGO, has alleged that some police officers in Vaniyambadi police station of Vellore district are responsible for the recent death of Anbu, a Dalit youth. According to A. Kathir, Executive Director, Evidence, Anbu, who had some issues with his wife Nalini for the last two […]

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Arya Vaisyas protest with Kancha Ilaiah’s face on door mats, Dalit activists condemn

Arya Vaisyas protest with Kancha Ilaiah’s face on door mats, Dalit activists condemn

By Balakrishna Ganeshan: The activists say that the community members should instead focus on writing a counter-argument. Outraged by Social Scientist, Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd’s book ‘Saamajika Smugglerlu Kommatollu’ the Arya Vysya community members have resorted to a bizarre protest. The community is offended by the book, and its title calling them ‘social smugglers’ and in […]

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‘We are Dalits and my son was brilliant, he dreamt of becoming a chief minister like Yogi’: Student, 12, ends life after being ‘harassed’ by teacher for ‘not taking private tuition classes’

‘We are Dalits and my son was brilliant, he dreamt of becoming a chief minister like Yogi’: Student, 12, ends life after being ‘harassed’ by teacher for ‘not taking private tuition classes’

Gorakhpur: A student in Class 5 in Saint Antony’s Convent School, Gorakhpur penned a heartbreaking suicide note telling of his tough time at school, and his struggle with one particular teacher. Navneet Prakash, 12, one of the brightest students in his year, was upset when he returned home on September 15 after being allegedly harassed […]

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More protesters to join Sargasamaram

More protesters to join Sargasamaram

Kozhikode: The “censorship” on the Nadapuram Government Arts and Science College’s magazine has created a wave of protests on campuses across the district, says its union. The authorities had restricted some of the writings in the magazine due to ‘anti-Centre’ content.  Its principal says some of the writings were provocative and meant to inflame hatred. […]

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Dalits accuse upper caste villagers of discrimination

Dalits accuse upper caste villagers of discrimination

Mandya: Some Dalits of Valagerhalli, a village in Maddur taluk, have accused upper caste members of their village of practising untouchability. The Dalits have also demanded protection from the upper caste villagers, who have “categorically denied” the charges and instead accused the former of misusing the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. […]

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18-yr-old Dalit girl in Haryana commits suicide after ‘gangrape’, 3 arrested

18-yr-old Dalit girl in Haryana commits suicide after ‘gangrape’, 3 arrested

Chandigarh: A Dalit girl committed suicide after being allegedly gangraped by three youths in Palwan village of Jind district in Haryana. The family has alleged that the accused even pasted two handwritten posters in front of their house in which they mentioned objectionable remarks against the girl. The 18-year-old girl died on Monday, two days […]

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Dalits extend full support to religion status for Lingayat

Dalits extend full support to religion status for Lingayat

Vijayapura: Chandrashekhar Kodabagi, a veteran Dalit leader, has said that the Dalit community extends full support to the demand for Lingayat religion for creating caste-less society which was fundamental to the struggle of the 12th century social reformer Basaveshwara. Speaking at a recent Lingayat awareness programme at Buddha Vihar here, he said that Basaveshwara accepted […]

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