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Dalit-centric channel set to hit the airwaves

Dalit-centric channel set to hit the airwaves

Chennai: It will be launched on Thursday — Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary In a State where almost all major political parties run a television channel, the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a prominent political party with a strong Dalit base will get its own 24×7 television channel on April 14. The party’s general secretary, Ravi Kumar, […]

Dalith woman’s efforts to educate Muslim women in Mumbai

Dalith woman’s efforts to educate Muslim women in Mumbai

Mumbai:  Sujatha, a dalit woman in Mumbai started imparting training to Muslim women in a one room school. Earlier, a school by name Bazm-e-Furquan was running in that room. Sujatha surveyed the area for two months. She persuaded Muslim women to come to the center for training. Out of 5000 women only 22 came forwards […]

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Hindu Nationalism And Caste Exclusion In Indian Universities

Hindu Nationalism And Caste Exclusion In Indian Universities

  Leading members of the Indian opposition have publicly condemned the treatment of Rohith Vemula and the political interference in Hyderabad University. Indian politics in 2016 has been marked by a rise of student protests and leading Indian universities have become battlegrounds for national politics. The ruling nationalist party has enabled Hindu nationalist activists to […]

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Grants for Gujarat tribals, dalits slashed by Modi govt

Grants for Gujarat tribals, dalits slashed by Modi govt

Ahmedabad: During the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Gujarat would no longer face any ‘injustice’ if he were to be anointed to power. Two years down the line, dalits and tribals, the two most deprived communities, face grave injustice, as grants for their welfare scheme have been […]

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Parties go all out to woo Dalits in state

Parties go all out to woo Dalits in state

Chandigarh: Political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo Dalits in Punjab, with the BJP’s decision to appoint Doaba-based Dalit leader Vijay Sampla as the state party chief being the latest move aimed at this key vote bank. Dalits have a 32 per cent share in the state’s population, while 34 of Punjab’s 117 […]

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Dalit Student ‘Harassed’

Dalit Student ‘Harassed’

New Delhi: A Dalit student of Delhi University has alleged that he was attacked by a group of students at Hans Raj College when he was pasting posters of a protest on the institution’s premises. The student also alleged that casteist remarks were passed to harass him. The student also approached Maurice Nagar police station […]

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Vemula and Kanhaiya: Tale of 2 Indian student activists

Vemula and Kanhaiya: Tale of 2 Indian student activists

New Delhi: Student unrest in India, as elsewhere in the world, had serious political consequences. In the 1970s, it even led to the imposition of ‘Emergency’ (1975-77) by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Student unrest again led to the implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendations on reservations in government jobs and admissions to educational institutions […]

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Dalits Still a Deprived Lot: Niranjan

Dalits Still a Deprived Lot: Niranjan

Konark: Two senior Congress leaders on Sunday came down heavily on the State Government over its non-performance, particularly its failure to ensure the rights of the Dalits. The presence of the two leaders, former president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik and senior party leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra, at a public meeting […]

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Meet the Kanhaiya Kumar of Goa who’s got the authorities all nervous

Meet the Kanhaiya Kumar of Goa who’s got the authorities all nervous

Goa: Ravindra Velip, a 27-year-old tribal activist who has been fighting against illegal mining, was assaulted in jail. Why has there been no FIR in the case?  Lakhs of people come to Goa every year to holiday. They come to relax on the beaches, taste the fresh fish and enjoy a cold beer in the […]

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Dalit girl allegedly raped, murdered by physical trainer in college hostel

Dalit girl allegedly raped, murdered by physical trainer in college hostel

Bikaner: A physical trainer and instructor was arrested for allegedly raping and killing a Dalit girl in the hostel of their college in Bikaner district. The body of the 17-year-old girl was found in a water tank on Tuesday morning following which her parents lodged a complaint against trainer Vijendra Singh accusing him of raping […]

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