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Sameer Gaikwad had abused Dalit girlfriend: Chargesheet

Sameer Gaikwad had abused Dalit girlfriend: Chargesheet

Mumbai: The prime accused in Comrade Govind Pansare killing, Sameer Gaikwad had used abusive language against his Dalit girlfriend. This was revealed in a chargesheet filed against him in the local Kolhapur court. Sameer has tried to insult his girlfriend Jyoti because of her lower caste status and had highlighted his higher caste, Maratha. The […]

Woman SI consumes poison in police station, dies

Woman SI consumes poison in police station, dies

Coimbatore: Hemalatha (44), a Sub-Inspector at the Annur Police Station in the district, consumed poison in police station on Monday night. She died close to midnight in a private hospital. Inspector S. Lakshmanadass, who found her unwell around 8 p.m. on Monday, rushed her to a hospital, where she died. It is learnt that Monday […]

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Caste oppression may be key issue

Caste oppression may be key issue

Kolkata: Issues of caste oppression may be addressed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) as a priority area in future, with its draft resolution introduced by general secretary Sitaram Yechury at the ongoing party Plenum here identifying “social oppression” as a key area. The draft resolution calls “economic exploitation” and “social oppression” as “the […]

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Attack on Dalits: two held, counter-case filed

Attack on Dalits: two held, counter-case filed

Raichur: Forty-eight hours after the attack by ‘upper caste’ men on Dalits of Turvihal village in Sindhanur taluk of Raichur district, that left 20 persons, including a pregnant woman, injured, the police arrested two persons, Gurjeppa and Hanumantha, on Sunday evening. Superintendent of Police Chetan Singh Rathor confirmed the arrests. “Most of the accused are […]

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20 Dalits, Including Pregnant Woman, Injured In Attack

20 Dalits, Including Pregnant Woman, Injured In Attack

Raichur: A group of 50 ‘upper caste’ men, equipped with rods and sharp weapons, barged into the Dalit colony and attacked the residents, leaving three persons, including a pregnant woman, seriously injured in Turvihal village of Sindhanur taluk on Friday. Another 25 persons sustained minor injuries. The pregnant woman, Huligemma, was rushed to Vijayanagar Institute […]

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INTER-CASTE MARRIAGE: ADMN MUST COME TO RESCUE OF COUPLES

INTER-CASTE MARRIAGE: ADMN MUST COME TO RESCUE OF COUPLES

New Dehli: Every day we come across news of cold-hearted barbaric violence against couples of inter-caste marriage from all over the country, including Odisha, and often reports about killing of young people by family and caste panchayats to uphold caste pride and religious sanctity. Many young couples end their life in distress without protection and […]

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Dalit Youth Ends Life in Kaithal; Kin Allege Torture By Police

Dalit Youth Ends Life in Kaithal; Kin Allege Torture By Police

Haryana: Rishi Pal, a Dalit youth of Bhana village under the Pundri police station in Kaithal district, committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence today. The victim was booked under Section 363 and 366, IPC, yesterday for his alleged involvement along with two others in the kidnapping of a minor girl of Pundri. After […]

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SC-ST Prevention Against Atrocities Amendment Bill 2014 Passed By Rajya Sabha

SC-ST Prevention Against Atrocities Amendment Bill 2014 Passed By Rajya Sabha

New Dehli: The Rajya Sabha passed the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of atrocities) Amendment bill 2014 on December 21, 2015. The amendment bill seeks to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989. The bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha on August 4, 2015, and now has […]

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Impeachment Move Against Judge

Impeachment Move Against Judge

A group of 58 Rajya Sabha MPs moved an impeachment notice against Justice J.B. Pardiwala of the Gujarat High Court for his “objectionable remarks on the issue of reservation.” The MPs, in their petition, said Justice Pardiwala’s comments on reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, while giving a ruling in a case against Patidar […]

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Dalits in U.P. can now sell their land to non-Dalits

Dalits in U.P. can now sell their land to non-Dalits

Lucknow: Dalits in Uttar Pradesh would soon be able to sell their land to non-Dalits without the approval of the administration. This comes into being after Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday gave his consent to the Revenue Code (Amendment) Ordinance proposed by the Samajwadi government. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s Cabinet had passed the ordinance last […]

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