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Can’t Return To Villages, Say Dalits Who Attended Una Rally In Thousands

Can’t Return To Villages, Say Dalits Who Attended Una Rally In Thousands

Una: Balubhai Sarvaiya, one of the four young Dalits who was filmed being thrashed in Una after wrongly being accused of killing a cow, needed eight policemen to escort him to his village last evening. Because of seething caste tension in this south-western part of Gujarat. 19 people, including three policemen, were injured in clashes […]

Dalit grps come together over gau-rakshak attacks

Dalit grps come together over gau-rakshak attacks

Lucknow: Dailts in Uttar Pradesh are now up in arms. Several Dalit as well as other organisations in Uttar Pradesh joined hands on Tuesday under the banner of Dalit Alpsankhyak Shoshan Mukti Morcha in Lucknow to fight the cause of atrocities being meted out to minorities in the name of gauraksha. Representatives of as many as 10 organisations from both the […]

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Dalits to take out rally in Gandhinagar on Monday

Dalits to take out rally in Gandhinagar on Monday

Gandhinagar: Dalit bodies from various parts of the state, under the banner of Gujarat Anusuchit Jati Atyachar Ladat Samiti, have planned to take out a rally and submit a memorandum to CM Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar on August 21. The memorandum, containing a charter of 16 demands, will be submitted to the CM, said Kirit […]

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How online anti-caste platforms are reclaiming and reasserting Dalit space

How online anti-caste platforms are reclaiming and reasserting Dalit space

Are you going to quote me? How exactly will this be used?” asks Cynthia Stephen, Bengaluru-based activist and policy analyst on gender, poverty and development. Stephen, who is an active contributor to anticaste digital media platforms, goes on to explain the context for the extra caution. “A lot of our material is appropriated, without any […]

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Dalits plan massive rally in Delhi ahead of winter session

Dalits plan massive rally in Delhi ahead of winter session

New Delhi: Looking to build on the momentum of the Dalit protests in Gujarat, scheduled caste organisations are planning to stage a mega rally at Delhi’s Ramlila grounds ahead of the winter session of Parliament that is being billed as a challenge to the Modi government’s policies. The sustained protests after the flogging of Dalits […]

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RSS scouts for its own Dalit figures

RSS scouts for its own Dalit figures

New Delhi: Unknown till a few months ago, the late Rohit Vemula, Kanhaiya Kumar and Jignesh Mevani have now emerged as the faces of the Dalit cause on the national front. They led their own agitations, but their cause converged and with that, they made common enemies—the BJP and the Sangh. To counter the trend, […]

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes slams UP government for ‘ignoring dalit atrocities’

National Commission for Scheduled Castes slams UP government for ‘ignoring dalit atrocities’

Meerut: Taking cognizance of a TOI report on alleged police excesses against Dalits in Saharanpur’s Usand village, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) on Thursday criticized the Akhilesh Yadav government for “not taking atrocities against Dalits seriously”. NCSC chairperson PL Punia said that he had asked Saharanpur police to submit a preliminary report after […]

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Dalit capitalism’s moment has arrived

Dalit capitalism’s moment has arrived

When Dalits in prosperous states start agitating against occupations such as clearing garbage and tanning, India’s mask of social harmony starts to slip. Dalits facing physical violence are speaking up, as with a young Dalit boy attacked recently in Bhavra village, 40 km from Ahmedabad, because his family had decided to boycott the work of […]

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This is an RSS Government, It is Trying to Perpetuate Caste Hegemony: Prakash Ambedkar

This is an RSS Government, It is Trying to Perpetuate Caste Hegemony: Prakash Ambedkar

Dalits all over the country are in agitation mode at the atrocities and injustices being meted out to them. Public protests on a scale never seen before have taken place in different states. In Gujarat, protestors came out on the streets after a group of Dalits were thrashed for the ‘crime’ of skinning a dead cow. In Maharashtra, Dalits, […]

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Next act in Gujarat’s Dalit uprising: Plans for mass conversions to Buddhism

Next act in Gujarat’s Dalit uprising: Plans for mass conversions to Buddhism

Mota Samadhiyala: The dusty chowk in Mota Samadhiyala village is rather small, but on the evening of August 13, it was packed with at least 300 Dalits wearing bright blue bands and bluetikas on their foreheads. Located in south Gujarat’s Una taluka, Mota Samadhiyala is home to the four Dalit tanners who had been brutally assaulted […]

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