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Gujarat: 7 of Dalit family beaten up for skinning dead cow

Gujarat: 7 of Dalit family beaten up for skinning dead cow

Gujarat: Seven members of a Dalit family were allegedly beaten up by a group of gau rakshaks for skinning a dead cow in Una town of Gir Somnath district in Gujarat on Monday. Three of the alleged attackers were arrested on Tuesday. A purported video of the victims being attacked with iron rods and sticks […]

Dalits in a village in poll-bound UP haven’t forgotten Rohith Vemula (even if the BJP has)

Dalits in a village in poll-bound UP haven’t forgotten Rohith Vemula (even if the BJP has)

Moradabad: It may be the first concrete sign of the impact the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula will have in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. Dalit villagers, who fought aggressively against their Muslim neighbours on the question of mounting a loudspeaker on a village temple in Moradabad two years ago, are fighting again – to […]

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Third honour killing in two weeks in state

Third honour killing in two weeks in state

Chandigarh: After a few years of lull, Haryana is again witnessing a spurt in honour killings. The third such incident in the past two weeks was reported from the state late on Friday evening. In the latest incident, a Dalit man in Shekhpura village of Karnal district, Karnail Singh, allegedly killed his 16-year-old-daughter, Rinki, as she went to […]

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Dalit lynched by upper caste mob in Gujarat

Dalit lynched by upper caste mob in Gujarat

Gujarat: There was tension in Gujarat’s Sodhana village Friday as the family of a Dalit man, allegedly beaten to death on Wednesday by 46 members of the upper caste Mer community, refused to claim his body. Mer community members sat along the Porbandar-Jamnagar road, which runs through the village, as a group of Dalit men […]

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Rohith Vemula’s Makeshift Memorial At Hyderabad University Gone: Students

Rohith Vemula’s Makeshift Memorial At Hyderabad University Gone: Students

Hyderabad: Students back from summer vacations in Hyderabad University were shocked to find the memories of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula wiped out. The protest site at Velivaada — where a makeshift memorial had come up for the scholar who had committed suicide on January 17 this year, triggering student protests across campuses in the country — had […]

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Ambedkar’s bust removed from Hyderabad University campus; varsity says no role

Ambedkar’s bust removed from Hyderabad University campus; varsity says no role

Hyderabad: University of Hyderabad’s Joint Action Committee (JAC) has alleged the bust of dalit icon B R Ambedkar was “removed” from the shopping complex area in the varsity at the behest of Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile, a claim denied by the administration on Wednesday. On Tuesday, a group of students and teachers of the varsity, […]

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HT SPOTLIGHT Life in the gutter: Manual scavenging banned, really

HT SPOTLIGHT Life in the gutter: Manual scavenging banned, really

Jalandhar: “My son did not want to go in, but they told him to enter the manhole. He’s gone now, and I am left alone. What will I do with this ‘compensation’ of Rs 10 lakh?” said Santosh Kumari. Her son, 25-year-old Jitender Kumar, died when he inhaled poisonous gases inside a sewer in Behlana, Chandigarh, […]

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Ambedkar Bhavan: History razed as ideologies clash

Ambedkar Bhavan: History razed as ideologies clash

Mumbai: On April 14, two events — happening a few kilometres away from each other — shaped the destiny of the over 80-year-old Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar, built by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, which houses a printing press. In Dadar (West), chief minister Devendra Fadnavis laid the foundation of a 17-storey structure. At the same time, […]

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Female manual scavengers get a ride into a new world

Female manual scavengers get a ride into a new world

New Delhi: After seven months of comprehensive training, around 400 women, who were earlier working as manual scavengers in Delhi, have procured their light motor vehicle driving licences and will soon be seen as smart cabbies zipping through the city roads driving Ola and Uber cabs. The National Safai Karamchari Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC), […]

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Muzaffarnagar: 8-year-old Dalit boy sodomised by youth

Muzaffarnagar: 8-year-old Dalit boy sodomised by youth

Muzaffarnagar: According to the police complaint, the Dalit boy in Muzaffarnagar was taken to a sugarcane field and sodomised. Police registered a case against the accused, Khalid, and arrested him. The matter came to light when the victim narrated the incident to his family, police said. Source: The Indian Express

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