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Rape fastest growing crime in India, says US report

Rape fastest growing crime in India, says US report

Washington: Rape is the fastest growing crime in India, but still remains under-reported, according to the US report on human right violations released on Friday. According to official statistics, there were 33,707 cases of rape nationwide in 2013, the latest year for which data were available. This was an increase of 35.2 Per cent over […]

Vachanakaras strove for social equality

Vachanakaras strove for social equality

Kolar:Kannada and Culture Department held a seminar on Dalit Vachanakaras at T. Chennaiah Rangamandira here on Wednesday. Inaugurating the programme, Deputy Commissioner K.V. Thrilokchandra said that the Vachana literature was not confined to any caste. People from all communities, including the socially downtrodden sections displayed the talent of writing vachanas, he said. The State Government […]

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Dalit priest’s suicide: Tamil Nadu minister Panneerselvam’s brother gets bail

Dalit priest’s suicide: Tamil Nadu minister Panneerselvam’s brother gets bail

Madurai:A session’s court in Theni on Wednesday granted bail to O Raja, brother of Tamil Nadu finance minister O Panneerselvam, in a case relating to the suicide of a dalit priest. The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on June 11 directed Raja to surrender before the session’s court within three weeks and file a bail application. The […]

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80% Dalit Christians Facing Caste Discrimination

80% Dalit Christians Facing Caste Discrimination

Dindigul: Around 80 percent of Dalit Christians suffer from caste discrimination in the Church especially in some Dioceses with a group of persons enjoying foreign funds, according to Christopher of Dalit Viduthalai Iyakkam (Dalit Liberation Movement). Deposing before the TN Minority commission, which held a review meeting here on Tuesday, he alleged that people belonging […]

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Assault on Ambedkar’s grandson resented

Assault on Ambedkar’s grandson resented

Kolar:Activists of Dalit Sangharsha Samiti staged a protest outside Deputy Commissioner’s office condemning reported assault on Anandaraj Ambedkar, grandson of B.R. Ambedkar in Maharashtra recently. The functionaries came in a procession from Nachiketa Nilaya and conducted a sit-in protest outside the DC office. “If this is the fate of the grandson of architect of the […]

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Dalit youth Killed in police custody in Jammu

Dalit youth Killed in police custody in Jammu

Kashmir: June 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian police killed in custody reportedly a Dalit youth, Tarsem Lal, 24, in Jammu. Tarsem Lal was killed by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Indian police. National Panthers Party Chief Patron, Professor Bhim Singh while denounced the killing in a statement demanded registration of FIR against police […]

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Tension prevails in parts of Madurai district after miscreant’s damage Ambedkar statue

Tension prevails in parts of Madurai district after miscreant’s damage Ambedkar statue

Madurai: Tension prevailed in parts of Madurai district after miscreants caused a minor damage to a Dr B R Ambedkar statue at Avaniyapuram. Police said miscreants damaged one of the index fingers of the statue. There was a small damage on the specs on the statue. Banners and flags placed by dalit outfits near the […]

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NHRC orders action against headmistress for illtreating dalit girls

NHRC orders action against headmistress for illtreating dalit girls

Madurai: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked Tamil Nadu government to explain why 25,000 each should not be paid as relief to two girls of a panchayat union middle school in Tirunelveli, who were forced to clean the toilets by the headmistress of the school. According to the state organiser of the Arundhadhiar […]

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Action against attack on Dalits sought

Action against attack on Dalits sought

Nagercoil:The Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF) demands action by police against those responsible for the attack on a Dalit family in Padmanabhapuram recently. In a petition submitted to Superintendent of Police N. Manivannan on Wednesday, a team, comprising TNUEF district president K. Ganesan, district secretary Stalin Doss, the victims, alleged that Rajendra Prasad was […]

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Government to send 100 Dalit students to US, UK on Ambedkar ‘inspiration’ trip

Government to send 100 Dalit students to US, UK on Ambedkar ‘inspiration’ trip

New Delhi: The ministry of social justice and empowerment is conducting the visit called Dr Ambedkar Foundation’s Study Tour. Students with at least a graduation degree will be visiting Columbia University and London School of Economics. In its continued attempt to win over Dalits, the government is arranging a study tour wherein one hundred Dalit students will […]

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