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Govt doesn’t allocate plan outlays for dalits, adivasis

Govt doesn’t allocate plan outlays for dalits, adivasis

New Delhi:  All governments till now, including the present one, have promised that they will do their utmost to uplift dalits and adivasis who make up about 24% of India’s population and generally occupy the lowest rung of the social and economic hierarchy. One way of fulfilling this eternal promise has been the system of […]

Oppressed Dalits of Bangladesh fight for their future

Oppressed Dalits of Bangladesh fight for their future

Bangladesh: Ramu Nandikolla’s dream is quite simple. He hopes that unlike himself, unlike his father, unlike his grandfather and unlike every member of his family for centuries, his four-year-old daughter grows up to be something other than a sweeper. “I have been educated to an advanced level by Bangladeshi standards and I have applied for […]

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Karnataka likely to get a Dalit chief minister

Karnataka likely to get a Dalit chief minister

Bengaluru: Though summer is yet to set in, political heat is affecting the Congress party in Karnataka. Dalits from across the state have come together to lobby for a CM from their community and are backing Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president G. Parameshwara for the post. No wonder, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is close […]

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Nitish’s victory over Manjhi may have come at a huge political cost

Nitish’s victory over Manjhi may have come at a huge political cost

Patna: When Nitish Kumar came out of the Raj Bhawan after staking claim to form the government on Friday, he stretched out his arms in a sign of relief and victory. He had just won a big battle, of prestige as well as of political skills. Almost outsmarted in the game of political maneuvering by his […]

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Order to end social boycott of Dalits in Harayana village would be ineffective, says SC

Order to end social boycott of Dalits in Harayana village would be ineffective, says SC

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it cannot pass an order to end alleged social boycott of the Dalit community in violence-hit Mirchpur village in Haryana as it would be an “ineffective” one. “What is the solution to end the social boycott? The courts cannot say that end the social boycott of Dalits. […]

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Teenage Dalit girl raped, body found hanging from tree

Teenage Dalit girl raped, body found hanging from tree

Lakhimpur (UP):  In a grim reminder of the infamous Badaun incident, a teenage Dalit girl was raped and her body was later found hanging from a tree in Nighasan area of the district, police said on Thursday. The body of the 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday morning near Taparpurwa village […]

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Dalit’s nose cut off for dining with upper castes

Dalit’s nose cut off for dining with upper castes

Lucknow: In a horrific incident, an upper caste family in Jalaun slashed the nose of a Dalit for his temerity to have food along with them at a wedding. The accused are yet to be arrested. The incident occurred at Surpati village in Madhogarh area of Jalaun. The victim was identified as Amar Singh, a […]

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Tension in Odisha village over Dalit entry to temple

Tension in Odisha village over Dalit entry to temple

Jajpur: Palpable tension prevailed in Takuathenga village under Kuakhia police station limits in Odisha’s Jajpur district after over 50 Dalits were denied entry to the worship area in the newly-built Shaivite shrine in the village on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri on Tuesday. While people across the country observed Maha Shivratri yesterday, the Takuathenga villagers too were equally excited to perform […]

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Clamour over Dalit CM designate in Congress bastion grows

Clamour over Dalit CM designate in Congress bastion grows

Bengaluru : With the demand for a Dalit Chief Minister candidate in the 2018 Vidhana Sabha elections gaining momentum in the Congress bastion, leaders of various Congress Dalit communities cautioned of a statewide protest if their demand is sidelined. The Dalit leaders kept this demand before the state Congress high command during a meet held between […]

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Dalit leaders join MIM ahead of civic polls

Dalit leaders join MIM ahead of civic polls

AURANGABAD:A number of Dalit leaders on Saturday joined the All India Majlis E Ittehadul Muslimeen, (AIMIM), the Hyderabad-based party that has two MLAs in the state assembly. The shift will boost the party’s preparations for the civic elections due in April this year. Mukund Sonawne, state general secretary of Panthers Republican Party, Pandit Borde, former […]

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