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Cong, BJP out to woo Dalits fighting discrimination

Cong, BJP out to woo Dalits fighting discrimination

Shimla: At a time when social discrimination, especially in the rural areas of the state, has forced Dalits to launch agitations to demand social equality, both the opposition BJP and the ruling Congress have been holding ‘Dalit Pride’ conferences to woo the community ahead of the assembly election. Dalits comprise 25.02% of total population and […]

Dalit activist alleges police harassment

Dalit activist alleges police harassment

Thrissur: Dalit activist T S Anilkumar, who is under treatment at a hospital at Kodungallur, alleged that the police was harassing him in the name of Maoist connection. The police suspect that he was one of the Maoists who was injured in the Nilambur encounter. However, Anilkumar denied any links with the ultras. Calling himself an Ambedkerist, he […]

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Dalit families migrate after social boycott

Dalit families migrate after social boycott

Palanpur: As many as 37 members of six dalit familieshave been forced to migrate from their native village Maniyari in Chanasama taluka of Patan following social boycott by upper cast members. The families migrated to nearby village on November 19. Pushpa Solanki a social worker said, “Patels have boycotted the dalits. No one would talk to […]

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Ex-CJI asks Dalits to fight ‘injustice’

Ex-CJI asks Dalits to fight ‘injustice’

Patna: Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Sunday called upon the Dalit and marginalized community to unitedly fight the atrocities committed on them. Inaugurating ‘Dalit Dawedari Sammelan’, organized by SC/ST Workers’ Union here, the former CJI said the Dalit community was poorly represented in decision making bodies in the country. “The community should continue its fight […]

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Delhi: Dalit-Muslim Mahasangram Rally at Ramlila Maidan

Delhi: Dalit-Muslim Mahasangram Rally at Ramlila Maidan

New Delhi: Jamiat-ulama-e-Hind on Sunday organised a Dalit-Muslim Mahasangram Rally at the Ramlila Maidan. Attended by Dalits, Muslims and Adivasis, the rally demanded budgetary allocation for Dalits, Adivasis and minorities in proportion to their population, representation of all three in constitutional and public institutions, end of caste-based discrimination and speedy unbiased justice to victims of […]

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Constitution day: Real objective of socio-economic equality should be served, says Ramdas Athawale

Constitution day: Real objective of socio-economic equality should be served, says Ramdas Athawale

Mumbai: The government’s decision to commemorate November 26 as Samvidhan Divas, or Constitution Day, has by and large evoked positive response from the Dalit community, which believes the agenda of social and economic equality still remains an unaccomplished task even after six decades of Independence. Dalit leaders believe Constitution Day is also a clarion call […]

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Demonetisation: Dalits hit in Agra, struggle to feed families

Demonetisation: Dalits hit in Agra, struggle to feed families

Agra: Ever since the demonetisation was announced on November 8, housewives, especially those of belonging to Dalit households are facing serious trouble managing their households. Most of these women who as labourers at construction sites, footwear or brush factories are suffering as many construction sites have stopped work and the factories have asked most of […]

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AAP to field Dalit deputy chief minister

AAP to field Dalit deputy chief minister

Goraya: Aam Aadmi Party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday that his party’s deputy chief minister for the state would be a Dalit. Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal, who is on a tour to the state, made the announcement at a rally organised at Phillaur, a reserved constituency in Jalandhar — which has a sizeable […]

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Dalits to hold bike rally to counter Marathas in Mumbai on November 26

Dalits to hold bike rally to counter Marathas in Mumbai on November 26

Mumbai: After the show of strength by Marathas in Mumbai earlier this month, Dalits have decided to hold a similar bike rally on November 26 in the city against the landed community’s demand to review the anti-atrocities Act. The rally will be in the run-up to a mammoth protest march organised by Dalit outfits on […]

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Class 12 Dalit Student Hacked To Death By Classmates In Hostel

Class 12 Dalit Student Hacked To Death By Classmates In Hostel

Tirunelveli: In a case of caste animosity, 17-year-old dalit student P.Venkatesh was hacked to death by his classmates in Tirunelveli in southern Tamil Nadu on Friday night, police said. Venkatesh, a native of neighbourng Thoothukudi district, was about to have dinner in the hostel run by Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department when a youth […]

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