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Activists urge eradication of caste at school

Activists urge eradication of caste at school

Chennai: The attack on a group of dalits more than 10 days ago in a Villupuram village has sparked outrage with activists urging the government to address the issue with seriousness from the school level. On Saturday, the State Platform for Common School System, during a discussion, resolved to appeal to all academic bodies to […]

MCL’s sponsors 250 BPL Dalit Farmers in Sambalpur

MCL’s sponsors 250 BPL Dalit Farmers in Sambalpur

Sambalpur: For healthy and sustainable crop, small and marginal dalit farmers in Sambalpur district of Odisha will not have to look at the sky anymore. Thanks to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), the small and marginal poor dalit farmers in western district now have their own Deep Bore-wells in fields to water their harvest timely and produce maximum […]

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U.K. Dalit groups question Modi’s silence on Cobrapost revelations

U.K. Dalit groups question Modi’s silence on Cobrapost revelations

New Delhi: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United Kingdom, four U.K.-based Dalit organisations have written to Mr. Modi expressing dismay at his silence over the revelations made by news portal Cobrapost on the alleged involvement of senior BJP leaders in the massacre of Dalits in Bihar. Their letter questions why Mr. […]

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Kanwariyas: Are the BJP and RSS Attempting to Saffron-ise Dalits?

Kanwariyas: Are the BJP and RSS Attempting to Saffron-ise Dalits?

Moradabad: Naya Gaon Akbarpur Kaidri is a small, nondescript village in Kanth tehsil, 27 kilometres from Moradabad. The Kanwariya season – which ends today – has seen an interesting surge in the village this year, with more than 36 men participating in the Kanwar yatra as opposed to just 15 last year. The sudden interest […]

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Odisha CPI (M) leads protest against Polavaram project

Odisha CPI (M) leads protest against Polavaram project

Berhampur: Over 3,000 tribals and Dalits, including women, under the banner of CPI (M), held a 24-hour protest in front of the Malkangiri District Collector’s office on Tuesday against Polavaram multi-purpose project of Andhra Pradesh. This demonstration coincided with the start of recent session of the Odisha Assembly on Tuesday. In the next phase, the […]

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Khap orders Dalit women raped after brother elopes, SC seeks police reply

Khap orders Dalit women raped after brother elopes, SC seeks police reply

Meerut: The Baghpat village of Sankrod is suddenly in the limelight for all the wrong reasons. A 23-year-old resident has sought Supreme Court intervention against the Khap panchayat order that a Dalit woman and her sister be raped and paraded naked as payback for their brother’s alleged elopement with a married woman from the Jat […]

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Non-utilisation of grants irks Dalit organisations

Non-utilisation of grants irks Dalit organisations

Hassan: Many Dalit organisations staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday against the alleged non-utilisation of grants released under the Scheduled Castes sub-plan and Tribal sub-plan (SCP & TSP) in the district. Over Rs. 44 crore released during 2014-15 had remained unutilised in the district, they claimed. Members of the Adivasi […]

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Dalit blues

Dalit blues

When Dalit lawmakers and activists were protesting on August 4 against the draft constitution, which significantly curtails rights of the Dalit community enshrined in the Interim Constitution, the police used brute force to suppress peaceful agitation. Use of excessive force against the Dalit community provoked huge furor in the media. The suppression in broad daylight […]

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Dalits stage alertness rally

Dalits stage alertness rally

Damauli: The joint Political Dalit Struggle Committee, Tanahun, today staged an alertness rally demanding mandatory reservation and guarantee of their rights in Damauli. The alertness rally was taken out seeking 10 per cent, 5 per cent and 3 per cent reservation in local, provincial and central government bodies in the new statute for Dalits. The […]

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Quota sought for Dalit Christians

Quota sought for Dalit Christians

Warangal: Members of All India Christian Council led by Bishop Udumula Bala took out a rally and staged a demonstration at Ambedkar statue to observe ‘Black Day’. They demanded reservations for Dalit Christians which they say were denied by the 1950 Presidential Order. The Dalits, who were converted into other religions were denied privileges and […]

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