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Sahitya Akademi has bowed to pressure – Dalit student assaulted for writing against caste system

Sahitya Akademi has bowed to pressure – Dalit student assaulted for writing against caste system

Davanagere: On a day New Delhi witnessed a silent march by writers against the Sahitya Akademi’s silence over rising intolerance, prominent voices from Karnataka spoke out. Though the Akademi later condemned the attacks on rationalists, some writers felt its reaction was a result of extreme pressure. A 23-year-old dalit writer from Davanagere was abducted and […]

Dalit girl raped by dairy owner

Dalit girl raped by dairy owner

Bhopal : A Dalit girl was allegedly raped by a dairy owner in Bairagarh Kalan within the limits of Khajuri police station. A case was registered against the accused on Saturday following the complaint of the victim. According to police, the 21-year-old victim resides at Bairagarh Kalan village and was pursuing BA course from a private […]

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Ahmedabad DM orders probe into Dalits’ conversion

Ahmedabad DM orders probe into Dalits’ conversion

Ahmedabad: A day after 90 Dalits embraced Buddhism at a programme in Dholka town, Ahmedabad District Magistrate Rajkumar Beniwal Friday ordered an inquiry into the conversion. The Collector has ordered the concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) to inquire if there was any violation of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion Act and submit report within 15 days. […]

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NCSC summons UP cops over Singh’s comment

NCSC summons UP cops over Singh’s comment

New Delhi: Taking serious note of the controversial “dog” statement of Minister of State for External Affairs General (Rtd) VK Singh, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Friday summoned the Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh and Senior SP (SSP) of Ghaziabad to submit details of the action taken in this case.  […]

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Karnataka: Dalit writer attacked by group of men for ‘anti-Hindu’ writings

Karnataka: Dalit writer attacked by group of men for ‘anti-Hindu’ writings

A 23-year-old student of journalism was attacked on Thursday for his ‘anti-Hindu’ his writings. Huchangi Prasad a student at the Davangere University was attacked at his  the early hours of the day by a group of men. According to a report in The Hindu, Prasad had published a book more than a year ago which was perceived as ‘controversial’ by some people. […]

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Crimes against Dalits rose 19% in 2014, murders rose to 744

Crimes against Dalits rose 19% in 2014, murders rose to 744

New Delhi: Even as Haryana reels from the gruesome murders of two dalit children who were burned alive on Tuesday, allegedly by upper caste men, new statistics show that crimes against dalits, or Scheduled Castes (SCs), rose 19 percent last year, on top of a 17 per cent increase in 2013. In addition, as many […]

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In Jodhpur, Dalit family lives in fear after boy touches non-Dalit’s plate

In Jodhpur, Dalit family lives in fear after boy touches non-Dalit’s plate

Jodhpur: One week after a 12-year-old Dalit student was severely beaten by a teacher for touching a plate “meant for non-Dalits” during the mid-day meal at his school, nothing has changed at Berdo Ka Bas panchayat in Jodhpur’s Osian block. The teacher at the Rajkiya Ucch Madhyamik Vidyalaya here was arrested two days after the beating […]

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Dalit’s to hold ‘mega rally’ for reservation in Delhi

Dalit’s to hold ‘mega rally’ for reservation in Delhi

Meerut: A group of Meerut-based dalits on Thursday protested and asserted that a ‘mega rally’ will be held in Delhi on December 10. Among other demands, they have sought reservation in jobs in the Armed Forces. “We demand a strong reservation law which should be free of any judicial intervention. It should be sacrosanct. We […]

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Discourse on dignity

Discourse on dignity

I am still trying to sort out the subtleties of what dignity means to Nepalis, especially to Dalit people and how it translates into the Nepali language. I want to open a dialogue on what it means, particularly since dignity is the lexical standard-bearer of the movement. My preliminary investigation tells me that aadar translates […]

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Mumbai: BJP hops onto Bhim Rath to shed anti-Dalit tag

Mumbai: BJP hops onto Bhim Rath to shed anti-Dalit tag

Mumbai: In what looks like an attempt to garner the support and votes of the Dalit community, the city unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) inaugurated a Bhim Rath yesterday. The purpose of this chariot is to travel across Mumbai and invite Ambedkar followers for the bhoomipoojan of the Ambedkar Memorial at Indu Mills. Prime […]

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